Public Space Patio Program

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Thank you for visiting this engagement page. The City of Richmond is exploring the development of a program to allow food and beverage establishments to apply for an outdoor patio on an adjacent public space such as a sidewalk, on-street parking area, or other public space.

We are seeking input that will inform the development of this program as we continue to support local businesses and the community.

Background

  • Richmond currently has a temporary outdoor patio program in place.
  • It was introduced as a COVID-19 economic response and recovery measure allowing restaurants, cafes and pubs to quickly expand outdoor seating, either by using private property, parking lots, or approved space on City property.
  • This program expires June 1, 2022.
  • While existing municipal approval processes are in place to consider applications from businesses wishing to pursue permanent patio extensions on private property, a program does not currently exist to consider applications for ongoing patio expansions on public property.
  • More information is available in the Related Links section

What this means for you

  • Your input will be used to help the City understand the community's interest in an ongoing public space patio program, identify important aspects of such a program, and inform a recommendation to Council through a future staff report.

Click the survey below to get started.

The deadline for completing the survey is Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Thank you for visiting this engagement page. The City of Richmond is exploring the development of a program to allow food and beverage establishments to apply for an outdoor patio on an adjacent public space such as a sidewalk, on-street parking area, or other public space.

We are seeking input that will inform the development of this program as we continue to support local businesses and the community.

Background

  • Richmond currently has a temporary outdoor patio program in place.
  • It was introduced as a COVID-19 economic response and recovery measure allowing restaurants, cafes and pubs to quickly expand outdoor seating, either by using private property, parking lots, or approved space on City property.
  • This program expires June 1, 2022.
  • While existing municipal approval processes are in place to consider applications from businesses wishing to pursue permanent patio extensions on private property, a program does not currently exist to consider applications for ongoing patio expansions on public property.
  • More information is available in the Related Links section

What this means for you

  • Your input will be used to help the City understand the community's interest in an ongoing public space patio program, identify important aspects of such a program, and inform a recommendation to Council through a future staff report.

Click the survey below to get started.

The deadline for completing the survey is Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

  • This survey is 11 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your input.

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