12 New Streateries and Parklets Coming to Seattle

Nine streateries and three new parklets are coming soon to Seattle! In an exciting start for the new Streatery Pilot Program, nine local businesses will install a streatery near their establishments. They will be joined by three new parklets being sponsored by community and business groups.

SDOT Director Scott Kubly discusses new Streateries and Parklets

SDOT Director Scott Kubly discusses new Streateries and Parklets

Both the parklet and streatery programs let communities convert a small number of on-street parking spaces into usable public space. Streateries are like parklets except the sponsoring restaurant or bar can operate the space as a sidewalk café, providing space exclusively for their customers during their open hours of business. When the bar or restaurant is closed, the space will function as a parklet, open to everyone.

Three of the projects submitted will convert existing parklets to streateries—including Seattle’s first parklet at the Montana Bar on Capitol Hill. The others will create their spaces from scratch. Projects approved for 2015 are:

 

New Streateries:

Elysian Bar (converting a portion of the existing Chromer Parklet to a streatery), 1516 2nd Ave

Montana Bar (converting existing parklet to a streatery), 1506 E Olive Way

Comet Tavern and Lost Lake Lounge (converting existing parklet to streatery), 10th Ave and Pike St

Stoneburner, 5214 Ballard Ave NW

Mamnoon, 1508 Melrose Ave

Flowers Bar & Restaurant, 4247 University Way NE

Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St

Guild 19th LLC (business not yet named), 600 19th Ave E

TnT Taqueria, 2114 N 45th St

 

New Parklets:

Community Arts Create, 4248 S Orcas St

Mighty-O Donuts, 1550 NW Market St

Sugar Plum, 324 15th Ave E

 

600 19th Avenue East location

600 19th Avenue East location

Though under different names depending on the city, parklets with café seating (our streateries) have become a popular way to support vibrant neighborhoods throughout North America. Portland, New York, San Jose and Montreal have implemented successful streatery-type programs.

Meanwhile, three previously approved parklets are about to open—in the Hillman City, Ballard and the Denny Triangle neighborhoods. That will bring the total number of completed Seattle parklets to nine—with three of those soon converting to streateries—and another five still in development. When fully built out there will be 14 parklets and nine streateries in Seattle.

For more on Streateries and Parklets:  http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parklets.htm