14TH STREET  POP-UP PLAZA

 
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PARTNERS
City of Long Beach
& Streets Plan 

COMPLETION DATE
2016

ROLE
Collaborator

I hope this idea comes to life. My girls love it and I would love for them to have an outdoor space to play in.
— 14th Street Resident

Among a number of other streets, portions of 14th Street in Central Long Beach have been identified by the City of Long Beach as having the potential to be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into public open space. City Fabrick worked with the Long Beach Department of Development Services and Streets Plan, a nonprofit organization, to prototype this streetlet concept, which involved temporarily closing 14th Street in Central Long Beach to be accessible only to pedestrians, bicyclists, and emergency vehicles and programmed with passive and active forms of recreation. As part of the initiative, City Fabrick and partners engaged local residents and stakeholders about the potential for these streetlet projects and as to how different design concepts that can become actualized. City Fabrick is now exploring a permanent version of the street a few blocks to the north as part of an affordable housing development.