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visible from the adjacent sidewalk. Signs acknowledging sponsorship, logos, or designs that “brand” the parklet must comply with local codes or regulations.

Heating and Gas Power

Outdoor heaters and elements that use gas or propane fuel can help to make your parklet more comfortable throughout the year. Heating and gas-powered features are allowed in parklets/ streateries but will require an additional permit.

Lighting

Lighting is allowed but may require a permit, depending on what you propose. Self-contained low-voltage systems, such as solar or battery-powered lights, are a good choice. Decorative or seasonal lighting may be allowed in street trees near the parklet.

■  Fire hydrants and Fire Department connections on adjacent

buildings. ■  Street furniture (litter cans, benches, etc.). ■  Street trees, including tree surrounds. ■  Sidewalk and street grade elevations. ■  Parklet dimensions. ■  Parklet materials and details as necessary. ■  Parklet planting plan. ■  Flexible delineator posts and wheel stops. ■  Material, design elements, or other proposed features.

Learn more about parklets, including design and other considerations, in an IPMI Education Development Committee video here. ◆

Plan Submittal Elements Plans should include sufficient detail as to allow for adequate review. Consider including these items on plan submittals and permit applications: ■  Location on the street. ■  Street and sidewalk utilities (i.e., manholes, water valves, etc.). ■  Street poles and signs.

JONATHAN WICKS, CAPP, is a project manager with Walker Consultants. He can be reached at jwicks@ walkerconsultants.com.

CHRISSY MANCINI NICHOLS is lead, curb management and mobility, with Walker Consultants. She can be reached at cmancini@walkerconsultants.com.

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