Items Types:
Hearings/Ordinances/2nd Read
For Meeting of:
May 12, 2014
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Ordinance No. 2014-16, Relating to Sidewalk Cafes; Amending Section 54.28, Orlando City Code, to Adjust and Clarify Sidewalk Cafe Clear Zone and Sidewalk Furniture Zone Dimensional Standards and to Provide Exemptions from the General Requirement of Providing Approved Barriers Separating the Sidewalk Clear Zone from the Approved Sidewalk Cafe Area for Certain Eating and Drinking Establishments. (Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance)(Economic Development)

The attached ordinance revises the City's Sidewalk Cafe regulations by providing more flexibility in their design for certain eating and drinking establishments, namely:
  • Providing for alternative standards for the dimension requirements of sidewalks paths adjacent to sidewalk cafes outside of the Downtown AC-3A zoning district (where inside this Downtown area a 5-ft straight, clear path and additional furniture zone is required), such that sidewalk cafes may be placed 6-ft from the back of curb, 5-ft from any vertical obstruction (utility poles, street furniture, etc), and 4-ft from a horizontal obstruction (handicap ramps, tree wells, etc.).
  • Allowing sidewalk cafes to be within the furniture zone, adjacent to on-street parking, in mixed-use planned developments such as Baldwin Park.
  • Exempting sidewalk cafes outside of Downtown that derive at least 51% of their gross revenues from the sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages from the barrier requirement (stanchions, railings or other barrier at least 3-ft in height); and exempting all sidewalk cafes in mixed-use planned developments, such as Baldwin Park, from the barrier requirement when the planning official finds that the barrier would interfere with the streetscape design.
All such approvals of sidewalk cafes under the revised standards above are subject to a sidewalk cafe permit reviewed and issued by the permitting official.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: N/A

Recommended Action:
Adopt the attached ordinance number 2014-16 and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk or Mayor Pro Tempore and City Clerk to execute on behalf of the City upon final review and approval by the City Attorney.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

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Contact: Jason Burton, 407.246.3689 or
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 5/1/2014 11:41 AM
City Clerk 5/1/2014 12:31 PM

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Sidewalk_Cafe_Update_Ordinance_2014.pdf Sidewalk Cafe Update Ordinance 2014 Ordinance

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