Town Green District, in partnership with the City of New Haven and Downtown Merchants has rolled-out the Terrasse Program as a way for local restaurants to expand outdoor dining areas by utilizing existing metered parking spaces. Restaurants benefit from increased visibility throughout the summer months by providing a fun, unique dining area for its customers.
The Terrasse Program areas are aesthetically pleasing and have a uniform look to include planters, vibrant furniture and umbrellas. Space is limited to a first-come-first-served basis and proposed designs are reviewed by the Terrasse Program Committee.
Town Green District staff helps with installations. It also has furniture and bollards available to rent or purchase. Storage and maintenance are provided for rented furniture. Win Davis, Executive Director for the Town Green District, explains that, “We’re very excited to offer downtown restaurants this innovative program to provide additional space for enjoyable patio dining this season. Our goal is to make the process seamless for merchants to inspire interest and excitement.”
The program is expected to run until November 15 or the first snowfall of the year. The Terrasse Program has a number of requirements that must be upheld for safety and aesthetic reasons.