Posted by:on June 9th, 2014
Chris Cantwell operates a skateshop in Bradenton, Florida, and even though it’s got a really nice skatepark, Chris decided he needed his own concrete. I once built a 6 foot tall miniramp in the front yard of a house I was renting, but Chris’s vision and execution is so much more amazing. The closest thing I can think of is that small front yard skate obstacles set hidden somewhere in Seattle, and this is at least an order of magnitude larger. The Seattle front yard was built for a little kid, nothing over2 feet or so. The owners got some flack from the neighbors but the zoning was OK. I remember seeing it in a video, and I’d swear I posted it here, but it’s getting harder and harder to find old posts on S&A – We’re past 6k posts on the blog part alone. Chris’s project is also legitimate in the eyes of the city where he lives. Check out the pics after the jump.
- Thanks to Tito for the tip.
My neighbors were not into it when they started seeing random dump trucks dumping ripped up parking lots in my front yard.
But before I started pouring, I went down to my county admin building and cleared it with them, showing them pics and what not. They asked what it’s for and after explaining it was for skateboards they said oh, if it’s for skateboards we consider it “playground equipment” so no permits necessary.
My only limitation is to not infringe 15ft to center of the road for my front easement….
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