Parklet to be installed next week

September 6, 2013
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Mission Hill’s parklet, one of Boston’s first four, was planned to be installed Sept. 5 or 6, after the Gazette’s deadline, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta told the Gazette last week.

“It will likely be installed [Sept. 6], but if not, definitely by the following week,” he said.

A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two to three parking spaces. JP’s parklet will include tables and chairs, benches and planters.

Mission Hill will get one of Boston’s first four parklets, outside Mike’s Donuts and Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express at 1524 and 1528 Tremont St. It will take up two parking spaces and was originally slated to be in place this spring.

The parklet will be maintained by partner businesses. In Mission Hill’s case, that will be Mike’s and Lilly’s. Each parklet is costing the city between $15,000 and $25,000 to create and install.

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