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San Diego's first parklet completed in North Park

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego’s first curbside “parklet” was inaugurated on the 3900 block of 30th Street with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the occasion Friday, Aug. 23. The parklet sits directly in front of Caffé Calabria at 3933 30th Ave.

Designed by obrARCHITECTURE of North Park, the new parklet provides a public, social resting spot for passersby to enjoy the urban environment. At 28 feet long and six feet wide, the structure rests in two former parking spaces and straddles the curb, offering a shaded seating and green space. The construction utilized reclaimed materials.

“I love it. We’re the lucky recipients,” said Arne Holt, Caffé Calabria owner. The coffee roaster and restaurant is footing the roughly $40,000 construction bill. “I heard people talking about it and … said I wanted to [help],” Holt said.

Read the full story in SDGLN media partner San Diego Uptown News HERE.