Chicago’s First Parklet in Andersonville

The Andersonville Parklet is unveiled. We have added a robust .006 acres to Chicago’s park system. Expanding on our one-day PARK(ing) Day installations, moss and Studio Murmur co-designed Chicago’s first parklet / people spot, a small urban park, that will transform former parking spaces into a semi-permanent, seasonal urban oasis. The parklet, which will be…

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Help Us Build a Parklet in Andersonville! (UPDATED 06/07)

Three years ago, we held Chicago’s first PARK(ing) Day in Lakeview, where we transformed a few parking spaces into a fun, public green space for a summer day. Now, we, along with Studio Murmur,  eco-Andersonville and the Andersonville Development Corporation, are excited to announce a semi-permanent iteration of PARK(ing) Day: a parklet in Andersonville at…

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PARK(ing) Day 2011 is Friday, September 16th in Lakeview

We are reclaiming urban public space for people on PARK(ing) Day, Friday, September 16, 2011 from 9am to 5pm.  The designed “PARK(ing) spaces”, metered parking spaces converted into temporary green parks, will be located in front of Southport Grocery, 3552 North Southport Avenue.  The ‘park’ will feature a bicycle repair station, live music, and a…

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PARK(ing) Day in 30 Days

Our third annual PARK(ing) Day installation at Southport and Addison is on Friday, September 16, 2011, 9a-5p (video above is a mashup from our 2009 park-ification). This is totally going to be the best year yet!  On site bicycle repair, in-park dining tables, live music, and food. Be sure to be there to help us…

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moss Conquers Street For the Day

We could not have done this without our wonderfully generous sponsors; Southport Grocery, Uncle Dans’s Outdoor Store, Grand Street Gardens, Lake Street Landscape Supply, Farmers’ Market Nursery, Sam & Willy’s, and Alderman Tom Tunney.  Thank you so much for all of your support. Photos and media coverage inside.

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moss Selected for Lakeview Area Master Plan

We have been selected by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce to prepare a master plan for the Lakeview commercial areas, which we are calling, unsurprisingly the Lakeview Area Master Plan (LAMP). Along with our consultant partners, PLACE, we will lead the sustainability and environmental review portion of the planning process. We are using this year’s…

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PARK(ing) Day 2.0, September 17

Parking. Its a sore subject here in Chicago.  In 2008 the City decided to privatize it’s 36,000 parking meters – in reality leasing an 8′ wide section of asphalt from the curb to the sometimes-present-bike lane – to a group made up of Morgan Stanley, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Allianz Capital Partners for a…

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