PopUp 2018

PopUp Stifft Station

For our 2018 PopUp project,  we took over parts of Markham Street at Kavanaugh in the historic Stifft Station neighborhood. Named for what was a very busy streetcar stop in the early 1900’s on the old trolley line, the Stifft Station neighborhood once served as Little Rock’s far western edge.  Today, it’s a vibrant, eclectic, and diverse area that’s just in need of some of our trademark PopUp treatments such as street improvements, a more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly street edge, and popup shops.

We began on June 16th with lane restructuring over a 10-block stretch between Pine and Woodrow.  Then, on Saturday, June 23rd, we hosted a full day of activities including a variety of popup shops, live music, and food trucks along Markham Street at Kavanaugh.

The goal of PopUp Stifft Station was to knit together the neighborhoods of Capitol View/Stifft Station to the south of Markham Street and Hillcrest to the north at the commercial intersection of Markham and Kavanaugh. It consisted of a 4 week economic impact demonstration that brought temporary tenants to vacant storefronts while testing new road patterns to make a safer and more inviting environment for pedestrians.

Road diet: Markham & Kavanaugh Intersection Facing West

Road Diet: Markham Facing West

Active Street Edge: Pallet “Corrals” provided separation from traffic for cafe seating

PopUp Tap Room: Stones Throw Brewing set up a temporary tap room and shared space with an activity center that hosted, among other activities, yoga classes

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