The Manual also provides an overview of the program and its regulations, processes, procedures, terms and conditions, and design best practices. Business owners, property owners, and other potential applicants are encouraged to read this manual before applying.
The Shared Spaces program is for temporary outdoor dining space installations that are intended to be installed no earlier than May 1st and removed no later than November 1st each year. The City has established a renewal process for temporary installations that would re-occur from year to year.
All materials, furniture, and barriers used as part of the Shared Spaces program—whether on private property or in the public right-of-way—must be easily removable and cannot be affixed to the ground.
Permanent installations, which are affixed to the ground, not easily removed, and intended to remain through all seasons, are reviewed through the Conditional Use approval process and are not eligible for a Shared Spaces program permit.