As COVID-19 and construction appear to be the mainstays of the Central Area neighborhoods, it appears that our neighbors to the south, the Columbia City neighborhoods seem to have taken advantage of an SDOT program to help not only confined residents but neighboring businesses.
The Central Area Collaborative is engaging with the SDOT team that made the “Patio” experience in Columbia City a reality. The question now is…”Do residents and businesses want this within the Central Area neighborhoods”?
FYI, this all got started when a small business owner, noticed SDOT, NO PARKING signs being placed in front of their food establishment with no notice.
The Central Area Collaborative would like interested businesses and neighborhood business corridors to reach out to either the SDOT team or the CAC to find out more about the program that supports this, what the requirements are and how to get started. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Check out Columbia City’s “Patio”. https://southseattleemerald.com/2020/08/15/the-patio-brings-socially-distanced-outdoor-dining-to-columbia-city/
SDOT’s Blog and contacts for free temporary permits and permitting requirements for outdoor spaces.https://sdotblog.seattle.gov/2020/06/26/get-the-scoop-on-free-temporary-permits-and-permitting-requirements-for-outdoor-spaces-for-restaurants-food-vending-and-retail-stores/