Through the Outdoor Places Program, the city is also working to develop guidelines for patios in the right of way below the curb and patios on private property, which will be released next year.
If you currently have a patio...
In the Public Right of Way - Above and Below the Curb
Businesses whose outdoor dining areas are in the public right of way and that adhere to the city’s guidelines for temporary outdoor dining setups will be eligible to apply for a permit extension valid for six months, instead of what was previously three months, from November 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023. The permit cost is $100.00.
Above the Curb
Businesses with above curb patio setups will have an opportunity to apply to the permanent program before temporary permits end on April 30, 2023.
Below the Curb
Permits for temporary patio locations “below the curb,” such as those in parking lanes and travel lanes, will have a subsequent six-month extension opportunity after April 30, 2023 since guidelines for these patios will be coming later in 2023.
On Private Property
Businesses whose patios are on private property can continue to keep their outdoor patios through April 30, 2023 if they continue to notify neighbors of their temporary patio via a public posting. Instructions on public notification have been emailed to businesses participating in the temporary program. Note that businesses with patios on private property may be subject to a Needs and Desires Hearing, as directed by the Department of Excise and Licenses. For any questions, email email@example.com.