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Friday, 11 November 2022 09:48

Temporary Outdoor Dining Will Be Subject to Design Review Board Approval

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics
Temporary Outdoor Dining Will Be Subject to Design Review Board Approval

At the November 1, 2022, Saratoga Springs City Council meeting, Accounts Commissioner Dillon Moran made good on his promise to have temporary outdoor dining sites reviewed by the city's Design Review Board (DRB).

Beginning January 1,2023, applicants for temporary outdoor dining permits must obtain the approval of the DRB if "the outdoor dining location is located within any area designated within an Architectural Review District, Historic Review District, or City Landmark District".

For some of us, the bamboo fencing put up by some restaurants on Henry Street and the jersey barriers used to protect diners are quite unattractive. Hopefully, this resolution will address some of these issues.

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