What is the Parklet and Pedlet Program?
A parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides more space and amenities for people using the street. Usually parklets are installed on parking lanes and use several parking spaces. Parklets typically extend out from the sidewalk at the level of the sidewalk to the width of the adjacent parking space.
A pedlet is basically a temporary sidewalk, made out of wood and pieced together like a puzzle. It allows a business to use the sidewalk as outdoor dining space, while still providing a safe area for pedestrians to walk. The pedlet uses the parking spaces to accommodate pedestrian traffic, is level with the side, has an edge, and is ADA-compliant.
The City of Kingman Economic Development Department is offering a 50/50 funds match for parklet/pedlet projects that cost $1,000-5,000. Program participants can also get a free consultation from an architect to assist with design ideas. An investment in these amenities will not only make our downtown more beautiful, but will increase foot traffic and downtown store sales as more people use these spaces to socialize.
Who can apply?
Any property owners who own commercial property that fronts E. Beale Street between 2nd Street and 6th Street may submit a Parklet/Pedlet program application. This project area may be expanded in the future. Business owners may submit applications with the consent of the property owner. Applications can be submitted any time as there is no current deadline for the program.
Contact Sylvia Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or click here to visit the Kingman Economic Development Department website