Cleveland publishes guidelines for outdoor dining spaces
** Watch the video above for our previous report on Cleveland’s outdoor dining program. **
CLEVELAND (WJW) – The City of Cleveland has established guidelines and regulations allowing businesses to use private parking lots, streets and on-street parking areas as outdoor dining spaces.
According to the city, the move is part of Mayor Frank Jackson’s ReStart CLE plan, which provides restaurants with additional dining space to allow them to operate safely.
City officials say businesses will need to acquire a Temporary Expansion Zone (TEA) permit for outdoor dining.
Depending on the city, expanded patio enclosure areas must contain the appropriate protection between the patio area and vehicle traffic. The structure must be removable at the end of working hours (if necessary) or after any designated period approved as part of the request.
TEA permits will be valid until November 1, 2021, unless terminated earlier or revoked.
Click here to learn more about the TEA permit application process, the typologies of outdoor dining and public spaces, and the guidelines and regulations for outdoor dining
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