The Parklet Containers were created as an experimental way to turn curbside parking into additional seating space for local restaurants and retailers.  Shipping containers are already designed to sit curbside, are easily transported and are readily available to everyone at a low cost.  The Parklet Containers only use the bottom half of the shipping container, which allows for damaged or worn shipping containers to be repurposed and given new life.  By repurposing shipping containers a parklet can be made on a budget that will fit most cities and expand their local retail spaces.  In the offseason the parklet’s can easily be stored and let the space function as parking again. 
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