Long Beach Parklets

The City of Long Beach Departments of Development Services and Public Works hired RRM Design Group to create a handbook that provides design guidelines and development standards for sidewalk dining and parklets. The handbook includes a step-by-step application process, sidewalk dining and parklets design rules and design guidelines for siting and location, dining enclosures, furnishings and landscaping, artwork, platforms, barriers, and lighting, as well as permitting information, a pre/post-construction checklist, a fillable public works application, and insurance and maintenance forms. The handbook provides clear direction and the essential information needed for applicants to get started on sidewalk dining and parklet projects to ensure public spaces prioritize safety, reflect high-quality design, and enrich the streetscape.