Dramatic Enhancements Coming to the Nak Won Building
The Beaverton Downtown Association, has secured the $200,000 Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant to restore the Nak Won Building in the heart of downtown Beaverton’s restaurant row. Construction will begin this June and end in March 2020. Improvements include a new roof, repaired façade, transparent operable windows, upgraded sidewalks, vibrant building color, better lighting, and enhanced signage.
The increase in visibility is expected to bring vibrance to the area and boost the appeal of surrounding businesses. Better lighting and upgraded windows will enhance public perception of safety in the downtown area, while enabling pedestrians to see bustling activity inside the businesses.
The prime location of the project at the intersection of 1st and Watson makes it a priority for rehabilitation. The BDA’s aim is to help each business distinguish itself visually, in compelling and inviting ways. In that spirit, the building will display a mural that honors the importance of the tiger in Korean culture.
“We are thrilled for this opportunity to branch out and expand upon what our parents built before us. It feels good to continue their legacy with the support of the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant,” said Nak Won owner Kon Lee.
The Nak Won Building is home to six diverse businesses. They serve the Korean, Middle Eastern and Central American communities in Beaverton, and attract a broad customer base. This project is a vital step toward retaining these businesses and their jobs.
“We are thrilled for BDA and looking forward to seeing the impact of this grant funding in our downtown,” said Beaverton mayor Denny Doyle. “BDA is a true partner. We are committed to working together for the benefit of our downtown businesses and the many people who visit, work and live in our city center.”
The Beaverton Downtown Association promotes the historic preservation of Old Town Beaverton and supports activities that add to the vibrancy of the historic downtown core. Want to get involved? Check out our website at www.downtownbeaverton.org. For more information, contact Kevin Teater, Executive Director, Beaverton Downtown Association, (503) 332-5419