PARTNERS City of Long Beach, The California Endowment, & Pow! Wow!
COMPLETION DATE 2014
This urban intervention reconfigured a portion of a public parking lot to create a temporary plaza, while improving handicap access and expanding available parking. During the 2011 Park[ing] Day event, City Fabrick collaborated with the City of Long Beach Planning Bureau to develop a temporary park installation as an example of more efficient land development in the city. Using black and white masking tape, portions of the parking lot on Fourth Street in the East Village were restriped to create a space for people for the day. A year later, working together with various community partners, the entire parking lot was reconfigured to create a 30’ by 75’ plaza adjacent to the sidewalk. The temporary public plaza was in place for three years, having been refurbished through a collaboration with the POW! WOW! street art festival.