Focus on history—
Named after the iconic Mill established by the Williams Brothers in 1879, the Mill District is a downtown Kent area for visitors, business owners, artists, and community members to reflect upon the rich heritage of N. Water Street.
The Mill District has a rich history, but also a spirit of creativity and community. The district is an area of Kent known for its tight-knit arts culture, but is also home to longstanding businesses, coffee shops, bars, and a range of other services—proving that the area can act as a foundation for diverse growth in business and arts culture. The area is positioned to be a unique space for placemaking and thoughtful, historical renovation