What if you turned parking space in your neighborhood into the area’s newest park? Staff members from a handful of Arlington County agencies recently did just that, creating a new “pop-up plaza” near Courthouse Plaza. It only took paint, plantings, outdoor furniture, and two days of work.
Though the County may have borrowed this idea from New York City, it has recently shown an ability to get innovative in transforming public spaces using inexpensive materials: in May, tape, paper, and potted plants were all it took to build a temporary bikeway.
Hopefully this plaza will remain a permanent fixture of the Courth House neighborhood (at least until the entire parking lot is reclaimed and transformed into a park).
Where do you think Arlington’s next pop-up plaza should go?