Among the items on the Austin City Council’s work session this morning was a pilot program allowing Royal Blue Grocery to convert two parking spaces outside its doors on Congress Avenue into a patio.
Or is it more of a “parklet?”
“If you google ‘parklets,’ you’ll find a number of examples from around the country,” said council member Chris Riley.
Parklets are prevalent in San Francisco. The city’s Planning Department has loads of information online pertaining to completed parklets, resources for would-be parklet builders, and a FAQ about parklets.
But “that’s a somewhat different situation,” Riley noted.