Downtown Seattle's first parklet is ready for public use as of today. The Chromer Building Parklet, located just a block from Pike Place Market at 1516 2nd Avenue, is holding its grand opening at Noon. Designed by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and built by Krekow Jennings, developer Urban Visions is backing the urban parklet, which was converted from five parking spaces in front of the Chromer Building. The design of the parklet – a series of simple wooden platforms bridging between bright red concrete seating blocks – functions as both a deck and a stage. Nearby Elysian Bar helps maintain & steward the parklet and will be offering coffee & hot chocolate today as part of the unveiling.
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