As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the neighborhood, the CCRA has enlisted Architect Tim Kerner in providing input/guidance in the form of good architectural standards and guidelines to the Office of Councilmember Allen Domb, who sponsored the bill to make Streeteries permanent.
While CCRA is in favor of helping our restaurants and increasing the availability of outdoor eating, Kerner notes that the legislation proposes an extended donation of public space for the purposes of private profit and that we should not be doing so to the detriment of the urban environment. Among his concerns are the specifics of the Streetery bill itself and outdoor dining guidelines in general.
CCRA seeks a balance of good design, managing congestion, and preserving a non-intrusive ambient atmosphere while accommodating Streeteries. We appreciate the input of our residents while we work to strike the right balance.
The City has published a document detailing guidelines for outdoor dining. That document is available here.