Join the City of Beaverton, MILK+T and Revolution Design House for a special ribbon cutting on Friday, May 24 at 1 p.m. as Beaverton welcomes a new addition to downtown—an exciting, outdoor seating area located at 4545 SW Angel Avenue.
Beaverton’s first “street seat” is a temporary pilot project that will invite pedestrian activity by creating a unique and visually interesting space for dining and leisure. It will be located at MILK+T, a self-serve boba bar that opened last year in The Rise Old Town. The street seat will be maintained by the restaurant for a six-month period and open during their business hours. The street seat is designed and constructed by Revolution Design House.
The ribbon cutting will feature remarks by Mayor Denny Doyle, boba samples from MILK+T, and tabletop games.
“MILK+T is honored to have been chosen as the initial street seat location for this pilot program,” said MILK+T Co-Owner Stacey Kwong. “We hope that with this addition into downtown Beaverton, we can continue bringing the community together in new and exciting ways.”
In other cities, these functional art installations have been shown to increase pedestrian activity, promote vibrancy and increase business, particularly when partnered with restaurants and programmed to include small event and public gathering opportunities.
The street seat pilot project reinforces the city’s existing strategy to recruit restaurants downtown to create a more vibrant and activated downtown. Streets seats are also part of the city’s downtown placemaking strategies, which include new investments, events and programs to attract people to downtown.
This first street seat is funded by annual Pre-Development Placemaking Grant funds. This grant provides up to $25,000 annually toward incentivizing placemaking, encouraging investment, and strengthening community partnerships.
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