The long-debated and awaited parklets on 24th St began construction today. The pavers are concrete and rest on steel beams; the planters are also steel. More details from StreetsBlogSF:
The new spaces were designed by Riyad Ghannam, who designed and built the first parklet in the city in front of the Mojo Bicycle Cafe on Divisadero street. The parklets will replace a total of four parking spaces and cost $37,000, the entirety of which came from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development as part of their commercial revitalization budget. The Noe Valley Association, which represents merchants in the area, is the permit holder and will oversee the maintenance of the facilities.Expect the parklets to be completed in front of Martha & Bros and Just For Fun in time for the weekend -- just in time for the rain.
Update from Carol Yenne:
The Permit Holder is the Noe Valley Association CBD which is the property owners of the commercial district, not the merchant association.[StreetsBlogSF: Noe Valley Parklet Installation Begins]
It would also be nice to mention this is a "trial" to see how folks like them. These are not not permanent parklet being set up.
Member of NVA CBD as well as NVMPA board.