Curb’d creates immersive public experiences in the area of a parking space. The goals of Curb’d are to support the business districts in urban Covington by promoting walkability, connectivity, and placemaking and to showcase the region’s design talent through quasi-temporary public installations.
Parklets are a temporary use of a parking space within the public right of way that creates a more pedestrian-friendly environment and expands the social-life of the street.
how does it work?
Curb’d will facilitate the pairing together of business owners interested in receiving a parklet with local Design teams willing to seize the opportunity to create parklets in Covington’s urban core. The “Call to Parking Spaces” document will bring forth intrigued businesses in an application process. The Curb’d team will select 12 businesses from the pool of applicants to be eligible to receive concept proposals from design teams.
The chosen 12 businesses will be revealed to the public at the two mandatory informational workshops on 11/16, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and 11/18, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. From concepts submitted by Design teams, each of the 12 businesses will choose their top proposals. Those 12 businesses and their corresponding Design teams must attend a fabrication workshop (12/16) where they will work together with design + build experts to refine their parklet proposals. Upon completion of final proposals, an esteemed panel of experts will choose the top 5 parklet designs, based on originality, community interaction, safety, and feasibility, to move forward with fabrication. Curb’d will fund the majority of the costs associated with producing, permitting, and installing. All parklets will be installed in early May 2016 and revealed to the public May 6, 2016. Unless otherwise noted, the parklets will be removed by November 1, 2016 for the winter months, and kept in storage until the following spring.
11/4, 11:59:59 p.m. Applications due
11/16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Informational Workshop
11/18, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Informational Workshop
12/8 – 12/11 Parklet concepts revealed to businesses
12/16 Fabrication workshop
5/2 – 5/5 Parklets installed by design teams
5/6 Parklets revealed to the Public