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Jul 19

Parklets & Pop-Up Retail

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 1:40 PM by Sarah-Kate Sharkey

PinYOUGene perspective parklet
Parklet winner pinYOUgene by Cameron McCarthy (Larry Gilbert and others)

Parklets
The four winners of the 2017 Design-Build Parklet competition have been announced! The winning designs are scheduled to be built and installed on Broadway and Olive Streets in time for Eugene Sunday Streets on July 30. The finished Parklets will also be featured destinations for the August 4 First Friday Mural Tour.

A parklet converts a parking space into a small seating area or green space. The competition was part of an initiative by Eugene's parking service Epark and the AIA Southwestern Oregon Chapter to increase the pedestrian presence and community involvement in downtown Eugene.

See all competition submissions

Framing Parklet
Parklet winner Framing Parklet by Propel Studio (Sam Sudy and Lucas Gray)

Pop-Up Retail
Starting on July 30, three pop-up retail spaces, called EUGPop!, will add color and commerce to Olive Street between Broadway and 10th Avenue. The small shops fashioned from storage containers will feature local designers, creators and artists, and will be open through August 18.

Two local vendors will be introduced in the pop-up units. Threadbare Print House will be featuring their mobile print-cycle and will be creating silkscreen t-shirts on site as well as offering a large selection of T-shirt designs from their collection. The University of Oregon (UO) Product Design will have creations from students and staff including handcrafted contemporary furniture, ceramics and home goods.

The pop-up units will be located in front of 942 Olive, home of UO Product Design and RAIN Eugene, our local Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network. They will also be next to one of the new parklets coming to downtown that was designed by PIVOT Architecture.

Pop Up Retail
Pop-Up Retail Example from Cleveland, OH

PopUpRetailRendering
Rendering of Pop-Up Retail on Olive St. in Eugene