Hopefully we'll be launching a kickstarter to pay for our parklet soon! Our architect has been ridiculously generous and donated all of his design and engineering work, but the materials are still going to run us almost $10k.
It's a really cool design, too! You'll see.
Parklets are weird in that, while we have to pay for it, it's not really ours. They exist in that gray area of sidewalks: you don't really own your sidewalk, though you're responsible for it, so the bargain you make with the City in order to take back some parking spaces and turn them into something nice is that you have to foot the construction bill, even though the thing you build is technically a public park.
Anyway, we've got a pretty cool list of Kickstarter incentives that we've come up with, but if you have any good ideas, please suggest them now! We'll probably be launching it in a week or two, depending on how quickly Steen gets finished shooting our video.
One of the obvious-but-good ones is a Golden Ticket: free admission for you and a friend to every show for a year.
Meanwhile I've been putting in extremely long hours down at the Vertex Mines, obsessing over the 3D models of this thing. "Working on my dollhouse", I usually call it.
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