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File #: 2022-0073    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/28/2022 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 2/1/2022 Final action: 2/15/2022
Enactment date: 2/15/2022 Enactment #: 4
Effective date: 2/17/2022    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four: Public Places and Property, Chapter 416: Obstructions by deleting sections, 416.14, 416.18, 416.20, 416.21, 416.22, and 416.27; adding new Chapter 425 entitled Outdoor Dining or Retail Activities in the Public Right-of-Way.
Sponsors: Bobby Wilson, Anthony Coghill
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four: Public Places and Property, Chapter 416: Obstructions by deleting sections, 416.14, 416.18, 416.20, 416.21, 416.22, and 416.27; adding new Chapter 425 entitled Outdoor Dining or Retail Activities in the Public Right-of-Way.

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WHEREAS, The City of Pittsburgh streamlined its review process of outdoor dining and retail to accommodate COVID-19 safety measures under the emergency declaration, in order to support our business community, especially restaurants, during these trying economic times; and

WHEREAS, the emergency declaration has expired, but restaurants and other businesses are still struggling to stay open, and the ability to offer outdoor dining and retail could help save many businesses; and

WHEREAS, the City recognizes that outdoor dining and retail activities can be in the interest of economic development, vibrancy, and attractive places; and

WHEREAS, accessibility, appearance, safety and maintenance are a critical piece of the privilege of the use of public space; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), through the issuance of licenses, permits the use of portion(s) of the public right-of-way for food and retail services; and

WHEREAS, DOMI recognizes the need to clarify and streamline regulations, standards, and procedures for outdoor dining or retail activities to better serve our business community; and

WHEREAS, The City of Pittsburgh also recognizes the importance of accessible public spaces for all, especially in the right-of-way, and is committed to continuing to enforce accessibility codes and standards, and intends to continue to work with the accessibility community to maintain and improve those standards.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH HEREBY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh City Code, Title Four: Public Places and Property, Chapter 416: Obstructions is hereby amended by repealing section...

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