A StrEatery, also known as a Parklet or Pop-Up Park, is a type of platform that reclaims underutilized public space for pedestrian oriented outdoor dining. Typically these platforms are constructed on top of pavement in alleyways, existing on-street parallel or angled parking, or across public plazas. The structure itself is conducive to re-use of the public way due to its ability to be constructed to accessible design standards, and ability to create new public space where it would otherwise be limited.
The City and Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership performed a survey to find out what residents, businesses, and visitors would like to see more of in our downtown. The recurring theme is a desire for outdoor dining spaces, which are not easily created in an area that is already relatively developed.
The City and Partnership looked at several factors in adding outdoor dining options in Historic Downtown, including: