downtown pocket patios

Challenging conceptions of existing street infrastructure, dwg.’s initiative to convert parking spaces into pedestrian gathering areas has resulted in numerous transformations that benefit local downtown businesses. These strategic interventions in the streetscape create a respite in the busy urban environment, shifting the focus from vehicular convenience to pedestrian experience. Collaborating with the City of Austin, local business owners, and the Downtown Austin Alliance, the projects have resulted in the modification of the City’s pocket patio ordinance, and set the precedent for future pocket patios in the region.

Tactical Urbanism

Austin & San Antonio, TX

Client: Multiple