Earlier this week, we reported on the plans for the Montclair parklets this summer.
A “parklet” – a mini-temporary park that can fit in any on-street parking space – offers a quiet spot for people to gather and sit in areas where green space is lacking. The parklets are part of a larger effort to make downtown areas more centered around people rather than vehicles, but can be controversial as parklets take up much needed parking places.
Last year two, one on Glenridge Avenue and one on Walnut Street were up for about a month. At the March 5 council meeting, council members approved the Glenridge Parklet, which will be up for about six months, but the parklet on Walnut Street was not approved. Parklet proponents say they brought the community together, encouraged walking and offered up culture through its art and music events.
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