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The first ever parklet to be built in Rochester, NY, the beginning of parklets across our city!
The first ever parklet to be built in Rochester, NY, the beginning of parklets across our city!
211 backers pledged $12,828 to help bring this project to life.

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In creating Rochester's first ever parklet, we will join a national movement that celebrates local grass roots initiatives, community building, and sustainable transportation. Parklet provide amenities like seating, planting, bike parking, and art and are intended to be fixtures within the urban landscape.

While parklets are maintained by neighboring businesses, residents, and community organizations, they are publicly accessible and open to everyone. 


Enjoying the future home of the Rochester Parklet at 1344 University Ave.
Enjoying the future home of the Rochester Parklet at 1344 University Ave.

The prototype parklet project will be located at 1344 University Ave in front of Joe Bean Coffee Roasters. A several hundred foot defunct fire lane will be transformed into public green space that will foster built in seating and bicycle parking through a project rooted in accessibility, sustainability, innovation and superior design.

Rochester Parklet Conceptual Rendering
Rochester Parklet Conceptual Rendering


The public parklet will begin to shift our city and neighborhood toward a healthier, more walkable and enriched public realm beginning in our commercial district adjacent to the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA). Our prototype parklet will reflect the diversity and creativity of the people and organizations who have designed it and the project will be fabricated through a public planning process.

Recently, the City of Rochester expressed their official support for the prototype parklet recognizing that the project will add value throughout business districts across the city. The city recognizes the values of parklets to increase walkability, bike-ability, and increase local economic development and overall quality of life.

Upon the successful completion of our project, the City of Rochester will seek to formally launch a municipally led parklet program city-wide. 

We welcome your involvement in this groundbreaking project here in the City of Rochester, as we begin to evolve our rustbelt heritage through transformational public green space. The prototype parklet is anticipated to be completed by the Spring of 2016.

Join us as we seek to bring renewed vitality to our neighborhood and make our city public spaces come alive! 



For more information visit rochesterparklet.com.

The Rochester Parklet Team hard at work
The Rochester Parklet Team hard at work
The Rochester Parklet Advisory Committee (Kathy Turiano - Joe Bean, Seth Eshelman - Staach, Benjamin Woelk - Slow Road Consulting)
The Rochester Parklet Advisory Committee (Kathy Turiano - Joe Bean, Seth Eshelman - Staach, Benjamin Woelk - Slow Road Consulting)

Rewards

We have created some amazing incentives to reward you for your support of our project - and we are thrilled to feature local Tiny Fish Printing "Rochester Parklet" t-shirts so you can proudly show your support around town!

Rochester Parklet t-shirt
Rochester Parklet t-shirt

Be sure to check out our list (to the right) which includes coffee, stickers, swag, and a VIP parklet party - we even offer the chance to ride along in a food truck with Le Petit Poutine and the Slow Road film series! 

Together we can create the first ever parklet in an effort to create more public greenspace and make our city even more inviting and hospitable for all of us!

Thank you for your support!!

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Risks and challenges

We have assembled an amazing team rooted in Hospitality (Joe Bean), design (Staach), and placemaking (Slow Road) with our advisory committee and team (shown above).

Our team brings over 30 years of combined experience in project management, business ownership, and project design. We feel confident and ready to take on the possible risks associated with this endeavor. To our benefit, we have already cleared significant hurdles and red tape with the strong endorsement and ongoing participation from the City of Rochester - their eyes are watching as we seek to pilot the first ever parklet in our city.

Successful funding will enable us to complete a minimum of Phase 1 of our Parklet, located directly at 1344 University directly in front of Joe Bean Coffee Roasters. Funding support raised will go towards materials (wood, steel, plantings) and construction costs (operational expenses) of the parklet.

As we begin building the parklet infrastructure outside, we will examine all aspects of sidewalk (fire lane) and public space improvement. If for any reason we reach challenges in installation, we have Chief City Engineer Jim McIntosh along with other resources in City Hall ready and able to lend support as needed.

We will keep all of our supporters and backers updated as to progress or challenges, we greatly look forward to improving the fabric of our neighborhood and creating the Rochester Parklet beginning in the Spring of 2016.

Thank you for your support!!

- The Rochester Parklet Team

For additional information visit our website at www.rochesterparklet.com

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    The Enthusiast - We know you love us and want to see parklets come to Rochester but you're a little short on funds at this time. It's ok, we love your enthusiasm.

    Big High Fives + Thank You's All Around with shout outs on social media for your support!

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    Parklet Sticker

    Share your love for Rochester Parklets with the official logo of Public Parklets on a bumper sticker!

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    The Stylish Sipper. You love sipping coffee and watching the world go by and what better place then a brand new parklet.

    Two Vouchers for Joe Bean Hand-Poured or Espresso Coffee + Rochester Parklet Bumper Sticker

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    Strong Supporter - Rochester needs people like you. You are a strong supporter for all things new and exciting coming to town.

    Rochester Parklet shirt printed by Tiny Fish Productions + Rochester Parklet Bumper Sticker

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    Parklet Partier - Parklets are about bringing community together and celebrating our neighborhoods, so what better way to do that than with food trucks, music, and beverage?!

    As our special guest, you will receive: One food item from Le Petite Poutine or Marty's Meats, complimentary beverages, Eatme S'mores, and a Rochester Parklet Shirt.

    (per Kickstarter requirements, beverages cannot be alcoholic)

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    The Subscriber– You like the good things in life to come to you including good coffee. And with this level, we can make that happen.

    Four month coffee subscription of Joe Bean coffee shipped to your home or business; each shipment includes two bags of coffee selected by our roasters.

    (Subscriptions start the second week of November and run monthly through February 2016,
    All coffee is whole bean and does not include decaf unless requested. Subscriptions will only be shipped within the United States. Shipping is done with priority mail.)

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    Food Truckie - You love food trucks and consider yourself somewhat of an expert on our local food truck scene, but have you ever ridden in one?

    If not, let us offer you this unique chance. You and a friend will be our extra special guests at our Party on the Parklet. This means you will arrive in style in the Le Petite Poutine food truck!

    As our VIP's for the night, everything is on us- food, drinks, shirts, stickers, and extra-special swag.

    Slow Road will be filming that day and night focused on—you guessed it—food trucks, parklets & public space. Ride along with the food truck that day, prior to the party, as they film.

    Limit 1 + guest.

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    Mobile Espresso Bar - Have Joe Bean Coffee Roasters attend and cater your event or party with our amazing bike cart bar built by Staach. We'll provide a full service mobile espresso bar for 2 hours and for up to 150 people.

    (Event must be located in the Greater Rochester area and scheduling mutually agreeable to.)

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    The Pioneer - You are a visionary. You see things long before they come into view and are willing to put your name on them. So, here is your opportunity to put your name on Rochester's Pilot Parklet.

    A special name plate will be located at the parklet listing all of you that have helped this new initiative in our city.

    Thank you for making this come to life!

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