PARK(ing) Day Louisville 2013

 

The applications are rolling in for PARK(ing) Day Louisville 2013. Here is a map of the proposed locations and current participants for this year's event.

 

If you are unfamiliar with PARK(ing) Day, check out the global website here. Start thinking about where you would like your parklet to be set up so we can identify the metered spaces as soon as possible. We are on a much tighter deadline than last year so we will need to move fast to secure the spaces needed.

Last year we had more than 20 different organizations paritipate and are hoping to make this year's event even bigger. We are already on track to do that with the PARK(ing) Week initiative in collaboration with the Mayor's Office.

Download the application in PDF format: PARK(ING) Day Louisville 2013 Application Form (2.1 MB)

 

PARK(ING) WEEK 2013

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Not to be confused with PARK(ING) DAY this year, though they are both related, PARK(ING) WEEK will extend the PARK(ING) Day experience the entire week of September 16th - 20th. Here is the hot off the presses press release from August, 20, 2013:


Local Architectural, Design Community to Showcase Talents
for Metro Hall Park(ing) Week in September

Events also include Happy Tail Hour, Pecha Kucha, Farmer's Market 

 

Louisville, KY (Aug. 20, 2013) – The first lane of Jefferson Street in front of Metro Hall will be transformed into a green gathering spot for one week in September, part of an international effort to temporarily reclaim streets and parking spaces and turn them into public places.

“Park(ing) Week at Metro Hall: Showcasing Louisville’s Design Community” is a joint project between Mayor Greg Fischer, the Transit Authority of River City and the Urban Design Studio.

“One of my goals is to make Louisville friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists; to reclaim our roads so they are complete streets – there for all people, not just vehicles,” Fischer said. “The city’s demonstration project in front of Metro Hall is designed to get people thinking of our roads as avenues for all forms of transportation – two-wheeled, two-legged, four-legged, buses/transit and, yes, four-wheels.”

The northern lane of Jefferson Street, between 5th and 6th streets, will be blocked to traffic September 16-20 and the blacktop will be painted with temporary green paint (three lanes will remain open to traffic).

A series of small parks, with materials and trees donated by local landscape firms and other organizations, will be created in the space by a variety of Louisville’s architects, landscape architects and designers.

TARC is partnering with a local architectural firm to design a unique bus stop that can be moved around the city. A special area for food trucks is also being designed -- and there will be seating for people to gather around the clock.

Three special evening events are also being planned for Park(ing) Week:

  • Happy Tail Hour, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday Sept. 16. People are invited to bring their dogs to Metro Hall for an evening of socializing and cocktails. There will be food trucks, a cash bar and vendors from local pet stores and animal rescue agencies will be set up. Louisville Metro Animal Services, which is overseeing the effort, will showcase animals for adoption.
  • Pecha Kucha, a night of sharing big ideas, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The event will be held on the Metro Hall lawn and people will present their ideas for improving education. There will be food and cocktails. Each presenter gets 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide each to share their big ideas for the future. For more information, visit www.pklouisville.org
  • Farmers Market, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Local and regional farmers will be selling their fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. There will be music, food trucks and a cash bar. Cyclists from across Louisville will be biking to Metro Hall that evening to be part of the event.

Spaces along Jefferson Street are still available for architects and designers interested in participating. For more information, contact Patrick Piuma, Urban Design Studio, patrick.piuma (at) louisville.edu or Chris Poynter, Mayor’s Office, chris.poynter (at) louisvilleky.gov

Designers/local agencies already signed on to participate in Park(ing) Week include:
• Architectural Artisans
• Booker Design Collaborative
• Henry-McGalliard Landscape Design+Build
• K Norman Berry Associates Architects
• Kentucky American Society of Landscape Architects (KY ASLA)
• Studio Kremer Architects
• Luckett & Farley
• Urban Design Studio
• USGBC Emerging Professionals 

 


The following pdf document lays out the scope and process for architects, landscape architects and related professions interested in participating in the PARK(ING) WEEK project.

 

PARK(ING) WEEK MANUAL (PDF 2.1 MB)

 

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