lakeview east people spot

"Color Guard" is the first 'People Spot', or better known as a parklet, installed in the East Lakeview neighborhood as part of the Chicago Department of Transportation's 'Make Way For People'program. Working in collaboration with the strict budget of Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, the parklet is a colorful oasis over two parallel parking spaces made of excess 12" PVC pipe. The design allows for fixed and flexible seating configurations as a welcome respite from the high traffic Clark Street. The color pattern extends onto the sidewalk to provide visual delight in the winter months when the parklet is no longer installed.


Year: 2014
Size: 240 sf
Location: Chicago
Typology: Tactical Urbanism