Project Description

City officials and business owners in St. Paul, Minnesota discussed a collaborative effort to address a lack of outdoor seating in the city’s popular 6th Street district. Looking to duplicate efforts in San Francisco and New York, Bison Pop-Up Parks were the perfect solution for the lack of public seating caused by cramped sidewalks. The seasonal Pop-Up Parks can easily be installed and used in the warmer summer months and then removed and stored during the colder months. Installed in metered parking spaces along the sidewalks, the units are made of Bison Ipê Smooth Wood Tiles supported by Bison Versadjust Pedestals, and act as an extension of the businesses.

Businesses that have integrated these Pop-Up Parks have seen a 15 to 20 percent increase in sales. The owner of one business stated she felt a real need for additional outdoor seating to stimulate business and to enhance the experience of her guests in the summer. This unique solution benefits business owners and patrons alike!

Completion Date: 2012