CONSTRUCTION

Studies report an abundance of green space incentivizes physical activities, promotes relaxation, increases positive emotions and aids stress recovery. VPRN Research and Policy Brief No. One.

Every neighborhood has a distinct personality and distinct needs. Think creatively open space in your community.  Express it’s character while addressing the needs. Is the space going to be filled with hammocks? Or a public artwork rotation? Zumba classes or a dog friendly park? How do your neighbors want to come together? How do you really want to see your neighborhood developing?”

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Private Parking Lots 

Empty lots can be activated with color, creativity, and joyful artistic expression. Working with neighborhood groups, and/or non-profit organizations, artists can create original art experiences that enhance the livability of areas surrounding a formerly vacant site.  These installations provide opportunities for families to walk down the street and experience or engage in art unexpectedly. 

Shared Parking lots 

Access to safe and convenient parking makes urban live more comfortable.     Properties with off street parking are  more valuable. Combine parking with landscapes to make an attractive and environmentally responsible parking lot.

$$  Leasing the parking spaces to neighbors makes parking a business opportunity