The “parklet” that has been temporarily installed outside of two downtown Bellingham restaurants over the past two summers is now for sale for $3,750.

Sustainable Connections, the local nonprofit that along with the city of Bellingham has led a pilot project for the mobile mini-park that fits inside a standard parking space, announced the sale listing on Friday, Sept. 20. Organizers said the listing date was to mark PARK(ing) Day, an international event celebrating such temporary public parks that has been held annually since 2005.

Bellingham’s parklet was initially outside of La Fiamma Pizza at 200 E. Chestnut St., during summer 2012. Over the past several months, the parklet sat in front of Dashi Noodle Bar at 1311 N. State St.

The mini-park features native plants, benches and tigerwood decking certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. It was built by Bellingham Bay Builders, Atility Art Studio and Plantas Nativa.

The project was designed to support the city’s ongoing downtown planning update. City planners have noted a community desire for more public space in Bellingham’s central district.

The parklet’s new owner will need to apply with the city of Bellingham to install it in a parking space. Proceeds will go toward future “bike parking corrals” in downtown Bellingham, according to Sustainable Connections.

More information is online: http://hoppisrealestate.com/545602

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