LANDLORD-PROVIDED OR DESIGNED
If the landlord aims to have consistent outdoor furniture across a development, it’s advisable that it provide either clear guidelines for the tenant to adhere to, or the furniture itself.
TENANT-PROVIDED OR DESIGNED
If the landlord does not want to be involved in any outdoor seating determinations, tenants should be encouraged to provide some seating along their facade, whether minimal or extensive, subject always to landlord approval, and always in harmony with project-wide landscape design and master planning principles.
TABLES AND CHAIRS
Standard tables and chairs should be moveable to offer flexibility to the users and seasonal tweaks and changes. Thought should also be given to approach for off-season storage.
BUILT-IN OR MOVABLE BENCH/SEATS
A bench on the facade is a welcoming streetscape improvement for a retailer. Benches built into the landscape are to be part of a landlord’s delivery package. Benches/individual seats can be built into the building’s face or can simply be placed outside during business hours by a retail tenant, but, when possible, should be encouraged by the landlord.
Local codes and regulations should be explored by the landlord prior to leasing and as part of the development process.