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Teams selected to host urban parklets through Renaissance Covington’s Curb’d program

Renaissance Covington’s CURB’D Parklet program has selected five teams and businesses to host parklets in urban Covington.

Curb’d provided an opportunity for Greater Cincinnati-based creatives to come together and create immersive public experiences, in the form of parklets, in Covington’s urban core.

A total of 42 designs were submitted in conjunction with 11 local businesses to host a parklet in urban Covington.

Rounds of review considered durability, safety and design connectivity to the business before the selections were narrowed to 11 designs (one for each business) for final review.

After a jury review by leaders in the local design community, the following design teams and businesses were selected to create and install a parklet:

1. Business: Stoney’s Village Toy Shoppe
Design Team: John Noble & Team
Concept: Mountain/Tunnel/Xylophone

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2. Business: Left Bank Coffeehouse
Design Team: Seth Trance & Harry Ross
Concept: Wish¬Igloo

3. Business: Cutman Barbershop
Design Team: MSA Architects
Concept: The Boxing Ring

4. Business: Braxton Brewing Co.
Design Team: A+D
Concept: Hopscotch Garden

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5. Business: Inspirado at Madison Gallery
Design Team: Hub + Weber Architects
Concept: Ride

Final designs were judged on the following criteria: concept, construction, context and connection.

Each design team will receive $15,000 to build and install their parklet. Parklets will be installed in early May 2016 and on display through October 2016 throughout urban Covington.

To view the winning designs, click here .

Curb’d is possible through support from The Carol Ann and Ralph V.
Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

Renaissance Covington

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One Comment

  1. Rick Hoffman says:

    The Haile Foundation would receive much more bang for its buck if it spent $75,000 on trying to actively solve the parking problems in downtown Covington instead of sponsoring this activity which will only compound the problems.

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