The 29 Dexter Pocket Park is a playful urban space in the footprint of a demolished downtown building that allows egress and access for adjacent redevelopment projects. The City of Montgomery originally bought 29 Dexter in hopes of restoring the building, which remained in disrepair from a 1984 fire. But as development to surrounding lots required additional egress access, and the building became structurally unsound, the City decided to create a public alley in its stead. Though the original historic building façade was failing and had to the come down with the rest of the building, it was recreated using reclaimed materials from the original. The new façade maintains the historic urban edge and serves as the entry to the new pocket park. Instead of redefining the space left after building demolition, the design sought to strategically insert a public surface into the existing ruins, not touching the rough building remains except where needed for access and spill-out from adjacent spaces. This surface folds to create integrated seating and to navigate level changes. The perimeter grade remains depressed, and large swatches of tall grasses and perimeter lighting recessed below the deck reinforce its separation from the original context.