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Parklet Pop-Up Workshop in Morristown Dec. 14

Share ideas on how to transform a parking spot into a community space.

Together North Jersey's sample parklet.
Together North Jersey's sample parklet.
No matter which way you slice it, parking is on the minds of residents in Morristown. Whether it is residents cars being towed, or a longstanding garage coming down it is something that affects both residents and visitors.

One group wants to take the parking in Morristown and turn it on its ear by creating parklets.

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.

Downtown Morristown is seeking new ways to accommodate residents and visitors in public spaces, and parklets are a great tool to accomplish this. Parklets support pedestrian activity, facilitate incorporation of public space and the arts into the downtown, and can help to promote local business activity.

Residents are invited to take a few minutes to stop by the pop-up workshop to learn about parklets and share ideas on how to transform a parking spot into a fun and creative community space. 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 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

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


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