Monthly Archives: April 2014

Help Design a New Parklet at The SPACE_BETWEEN

Help Design a New Parklet at The SPACE_BETWEEN


Could you be the next great urban planner? Let’s find out.

Join us Wednesday, April 9 at The SPACE_BETWEEN as we envision creative ways to activate the vacant lot between Valley Youth Theater and Taylor Place Student Housing.

This temporary vacant lot activation project, part of Phoenix Urban Design Week, will bring a new community space to Downtown in the shape of a backyard patio where residents, visitors, downtown employees and students can play, relax and commune. Join us and offer your suggestions for the space – a team of designers will be on hand to translate your vision into a site plan that the Downtown Phoenix Partnership will then implement.
Explore these examples of temporary vacant lot activation projects around Downtown:

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Library

Outside of Fair Trade Cafe at Civic Space Park



Artist Made Planters

Public Art pots at Renaissance

Created by Jeff Slim and Ave Chee, these planters are located along Central Avenue outside of Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Photo by Jeff Slim.



Shade Trees, Grass & Public Art Projects

The Lot

“The Lot: What Should Go Here?” at Second and Roosevelt streets



Art Boards

Before I Die board

East side of First Street just south of Garfield Street (813 N. First Street)



Community Gardens

Community Garden

Roosevelt Growhouse on Sixth and Garfield streets



Temporary Pop-up Shops

Songbird popup

South side of Roosevelt Street just west of Fifth Street



Sustainable Initiatives

Goode Garden

G3 Demo Garden at Calvin C. Goode building (251 W. Washington Street)



Pop-Up Parks & Games

Pop Up Park

Downtown Phoenix Partnership Pop-Up Park at CityScape



Park(ing) Day Games, Music & More

Parking Day

The global event that turns metered parking spaces into mini parks, September 20 in 2013. South side of Washington Street between First and Second avenues



Shipping Container Projects

Hot Box Gallery

North side of Roosevelt Street just west of Fifth Street (408 E. Roosevelt Street)