Tropical Trailer Park to be Unveiled in Miami Tactical Urbanism Funded by The Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge

September 19, 2018

MIAMI – PlusUrbia Design’s unique vision to create a parklet out of parking spaces in urban Miami will be unveiled this month. The Miami-based studio’s solution for a low-cost, high-impact urban oasis will open to the public at 10 a.m. Friday September 21 on NE 3rd Avenue and NE 1st Street in Downtown Miami.

While legislation to regulate parklets is still being ironed out, the innovative studio brainstormed ways of making a demonstration parklet that didn’t need a permanent location. The studio has designed and built a 70 SF parklet on wheels – a tiny park that fits into no more than two parking spaces.

The idea for the Tropical Trailer Park was the winner of the 2016 Miami Foundation Public Space Challenge.

The Tropical Trailer Park will move to different locations, many lacking open space, to inspire people to find ways of making their neighborhood more livable. This Do It Yourself method of providing open space where none exists provides a quick solution to areas starved for civic amenities.

 

 

“Miami’s lack of open space has an adverse effect on our health and livability. Our studio decided to build a parklet that provides a mobile solution to enhance our streets – a park on wheels – as a gift to our city.”

-Juan Mullerat, Principal of PlusUrbia Design

 

 

PlusUrbia is known for its urban interventions and advocacy in Miami including the Master Plan of Little Havana, Coconut Grove, the redesign of Calle Ocho and Complete Districts.

 

Looking for more information on the Trailer Park? Follow the link! trailerparklet.com

 

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