Parking Lot Patio

by Aaron Newhouse

Location: Princeton Ave NE & Sand Point Way NE

The Parking Lot Patio is a unique space that is heavily influenced by the surrounding elements, the activities that go on around it, and its location in the parking lot. There are 11 stores in its vicinity, with Gretchen’s Place and City People’s Mercantile having the biggest influence on the patio. There is also a bus stop directly adjacent patio.

The site contains a water fountain clock tower, two round tables, seven chairs, one picnic table, one double-wide flat bench, four signs, and an open faced shelter with two benches and two pin boards inside and a planter around two sides of the outside.

Initial impressions of the site were that it is aesthetically pleasing, provides some amenities, a place to sit down, and acts as a center piece for the shopping area; however, observation only verified some of those pieces. This patio was rarely used and did not function very well in its location. Pedestrians were not accommodated very well throughout the site. The patio has to potential to act as a center piece and hub; however, it only accomplished this visually and not functionally.


0 Responses to “Parking Lot Patio”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Micro Urbanism

The term “micro-urbanism” describes small-scale urban spaces and design interventions that enable a wide variety of activities, events, processes and functions to take place. It also involves ways to reinterpret the urban landscape. As a class project, the purpose for creating this Guide is to bring attention to aspects of our everyday environment that are important but often neglected parts of the urban experiences.

Blog Stats

  • 11,677 hits



%d bloggers like this: