Tucker’s Restaurant on Vine will likely become home to Cincinnati’s first permanent parklet. Parklets repurpose on-street parking spaces into places where people can relax and enjoy the city around them. By building out a platform to make the parklet on the same level as the sidewalk, the pedestrian experience is expanded and with the addition of seating, tables, greenery, etc. a pleasant environment is created. Making Cincinnati more parklet-friendly was one of the suggestions submitted to the City of Cincinnati’s Planning and Buidlings Department‘s Plan Build Live initiative.
Architect Michael Uhlenhake and local designers Michelle Andersen and Becky Schneider created the Tucker’s Parklet concept for the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati‘s annual DIY Urbanism Competition. The parklet idea won the contest’s People’s Choice Award. Local 12 covered the proposed parklet on last night’s news broadcast: