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File #: R-2-23    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Second Reader
File created: 1/12/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/13/2023 Final action:
Title: Restaurant Parking Lot Usage Pilot Program Extension for Outdoor Dining - For the purpose of directing the City Manager to extend the Annapolis Outdoor Dining Pilot Program, allowing restaurants to use privately-owned parking lots for outdoor dining for one year.
Sponsors: Ross Arnett, Dajuan K. Gay, Karma O'Neill, Gavin Buckley
Attachments: 1. R-2-23 First Reader, 2. R-2-23 Staff Report, 3. R-2-23 Fiscal Impact Note
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Restaurant Parking Lot Usage Pilot Program Extension for Outdoor Dining - For the purpose of directing the City Manager to extend the Annapolis Outdoor Dining Pilot Program, allowing restaurants to use privately-owned parking lots for outdoor dining for one year.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 2-23

Introduced by: Alderman Arnett
Co-sponsored by: Ald. Gay, Ald. O'Neill, Mayor Buckley

A RESOLUTION concerning

Restaurant Parking Lot Usage Pilot Program Extension for Outdoor Dining

FOR the purpose of directing the City Manager to extend the Annapolis Outdoor Dining Pilot Program, allowing restaurants to use privately-owned parking lots for outdoor dining, for one year.

WHEREAS, In determining that outdoor dining is a highly desirable offering by local restaurant establishments, the City Council passed R-22-22 in May 2022 to allow outdoor dining on private parking lots and to initiate a six-month study on the effectiveness of this parking lot usage and the impact on the City's economy; and

WHEREAS, The City completed the study, "Annapolis Outdoor Dining Pilot Analysis," on September 23, 2022, which looked into the impact of outdoor dining on the pilot program restaurants and businesses in the communities near the restaurants, as well as how the loss of restaurant parking for outdoor dining impacted those areas; and

WHEREAS, The study states, "Outdoor dining provides broader economic value to the City and neighborhood as non-restaurant businesses contacted for the study voiced support for more outdoor dining. Not only does it help to stimulate other businesses, but these business owners enjoy being patrons of the restaurants as well."; and

WHEREAS, Adding extra seating during the Parking Lot Dining Pilot Program positively impacted the participating restaurants' bottom lines, with the study stating, "the extra outdoor seating may be essential to their long-term survival."; and

WHEREAS, The study found that, in its temporary forma...

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