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Test Drive a Parklet on Tuesday in Morristown

Residents are being asked to see what creative options are available, and fill out a survey to share thoughts.

The Town of Morristown is considering innovative ways to incorporate more public space into the downtown by extending the sidewalk into the street in the form of parklets. 

But Morristown does not make decisions in a vacuum. 

Parklets are installations of public seating, art, plants and other elements in the street along the curb, protected from traffic, in areas generally reserved for parking. They are places to gather, to eat and drink, to celebrate and create, to work, to play, and to build community. 

Morristown has been working with its planners to develop a Master Plan that advances the resident-driven vision of Morristown as the most green, livable and sustainable town in New Jersey. 

The Town of Morristown, Sustainable Morristown, Morris Arts and Together North Jersey will host this walk-in session at the storefront at 18 N Park Place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. But before heading down for some refreshments and a demo of the parklet itself, organizers are asking for residents to complete a parklet survey .

Parklets are considered by organizers as away to support pedestrian activity, facilitate incorporation of public space and the arts into the downtown, while helping to promote local business activity.

For more information on Together North Jersey, please visithttp://www.togethernorthjersey.com or contact Miriam Salerno at miriam.salerno@ejb.rutgers.edu.

jean deau January 20, 2014 at 08:23 PM
They should put a couple of them in that waste land left at the corner of Washington and Schuyler. It may have helped the Grand Cafe but didn't do a thing for me.

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