During the pandemic, the city took extraordinary measures to make it easier for restaurants and bars to expand operations outside. This included providing relief from some city regulations that address patios, such as zoning and rules for private use of the public right-of-way.
That temporary program ends on October 31, 2022, after which the city will no longer accept new applications for temporary outdoor expansion areas.
Temporary patios in good standing as of October 31, 2022, (meaning renewals are on time and the patios are meeting the requirements of their permit) will be allowed to remain into 2023 while the permanent Outdoor Places Program is developed.
You are receiving this email because you currently have - or have recently held - an active permit for a temporary outdoor expansion area or you have expressed interest in helping develop the permanent program.