ANC Committee Supports Logan Circle Coffeshop’s Bid For a Parklet

by UrbanTurf Staff

ANC Committee Supports Logan Circle Coffeshop's Bid For a Parklet: Figure 1

DDOT wants to work with neighborhoods around DC to create small parks in what would otherwise be parking spots, and the owners of Logan Circle coffeeshop Slipstream would like to be involved.

The city’s pilot parklet program would place miniature parks the size of a parking spot in the parking lane of streets around the city. Last week, the owners of Slipstream, located at 1333 14th Street NW (map), received support from the ANC 2F Community Development Committee for the general concept of a parklet to be located in front of the coffeeshop. UrbanTurf has contacted Slipstream owner Ryan Fleming for more details regarding the planned mini-park.

Parklets can only be located in metered spaces and can not be on streets where the speed limit exceeds 25 mph. Eligible organizations and companies include business improvement districts, non-profits, and ground-floor or fronting property owners.

Last September, parklets popped up around the city as part of PARK Day, the stated mission of which is to “call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.”

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/anc_committee_supports_logan_circle_coffeshops_bid_for_a_parklet/9814


  1. Jay said at 2:40 pm on Tuesday April 28, 2015:
    I vote no on this. It will take away parking. Why not put the parklets at the ends of parking zones or in front of fire hydrants? Those ares are not supposed to be used for parking and would create nice green spaces.
  1. Nathaniel Martin said at 3:47 pm on Tuesday April 28, 2015:
    I vote yes! DC is becoming less car-centric as more young people move into the city and the density of development increases. The elimination of the occasional parking space under this program is not going to have a serious impact on parking opportunities, but it may go a long way toward increasing the vibrancy of our sidewalks.
  1. Uptowner said at 2:31 pm on Wednesday April 29, 2015:
    I vote Yes! There is so much parking in DC. Eliminating a space here and there will do little to affect the overall parking supply, but it will do wonders to create a more pleasant city to live in.
  1. BrianLarkin said at 11:52 pm on Wednesday April 29, 2015:
    I join Nathaniel and Uptowner in voting Yes. Two things my wife and I have liked best about DC is its walkability and public transportation system. Like fully a third of the DC population, we don't own a car. Nathaniel's point about the influx of millennials is important. They want good public transport and walkability and not driving, and they are by far DC's biggest growth demographic group.

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