“Hollyhock Commons” Construction To Begin Monday July 6th

The City of Laramie will be closing the east half of the “Hollyhock” parking lot, located at 2 nd Street and Custer Street, for installation of the “Hollyhock Commons.” “Hollyhock Commons” is a new parklet that will include eight picnic tables with umbrellas, synthetic turf, planters, flowers and public art. The “Hollyhock Commons” is intended to provide additional socially-spaced outdoor seating for visitors to Laramie’s Historic Downtown area.

Janine Jordan, City Manager said, “We hope that the installation of ‘Hollyhock Commons’ provides residents and visitors an additional safe venue where they can enjoy our beautiful downtown businesses and
restaurants.” The City of Laramie is working with the Laramie Main Street Alliance on multiple COVID-19 response projects to encourage safe shopping, dining and socializing in the downtown area. These projects
include parklet construction, hand sanitizer stations, improved ROW encroachment processes, sidewalk sale permitting, and a potential open container district.

Businesses, partner agencies and City divisions that have contributed to the development of the “Hollyhock Commons” include the Laramie Main Street Alliance, Laramie Public Art Coalition, Trihydro, Roots out West Real Estate/Pisciotti Law, Centennial Woods, the Windmill Hill Greenhouse, Bloedorn Lumber, and the City of Laramie Parks, Streets and Public Works Divisions.

For more information on this project, please contact Todd Feezer, Assistant City Manager or Sarah Reese, Community and Economic Initiatives Coordinator.