Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fashion Institute Active Recreation:Boulevard 27

Spring Street Rendering
Los Angeles Active Recreation Parklet

Fashion Institute Active Recreation:Boulevard 27

 Boulevard 41 was a plan  to turn 41st between 6th and 7th ave into a parklet lined boulevard.
Boulevard 41 -30 parklets

it was approved by community board 5, but never implemented

FIT 27th Street campus

FIT has twice tried to turn 27th Street into a  campus plaza. they have not been successful.Adding 20 parklets with both passive and active recreation activities a la  Boulevard 41 would go a long way to give their campus a similar feel As it would be open to the public it would be the equivalent of adding a multi thousand  sq foot Active recreation park to the Community Board 5  segment of the 26th Street Parkway.

FIT 8th Ave Sidewalk Active Recreation Park


On 8th Ave between 27th to 28th Street  FIT has a dead space. This can become part of the parkway. One idea would be to create a small  dog run here, another would be to transform this into an active recreation park on the sidewalk just as they have in China.

A Sidewalk active recreation park in China