Long Beach, CA
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File #: 18-1121    Version: 1 Name: PW - Sidewalk Dining Permit Wide Eyes Open Palms D2
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 11/29/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Public Walkways Occupancy Permit with sidewalk extension parklet for sidewalk dining at Wide Eyes Open Palms, at 416 Cherry Avenue. (District 2)
Sponsors: Public Works
Indexes: Permits
Attachments: 1. 121818-C-9sr&att.pdf
Related files: P-00204_000
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a Public Walkways Occupancy Permit with sidewalk extension parklet for sidewalk dining at Wide Eyes Open Palms, at 416 Cherry Avenue. (District 2)

DISCUSSION
The operator of Wide Eyes Open Palms, at 416 Cherry Avenue, requests a permit to temporarily occupy part of the adjoining sidewalk for the purpose of sidewalk dining. The proposed permit area and the list of furnishings to be placed in the permit area are shown on Attachment A. Approval of this permit is based on the conditions and standards of Chapter 14.14 of the Long Beach Municipal Code, which describes temporary uses of public right-of-way.

The width of the sidewalk is 12 feet. A minimum clearance of 6 feet will be maintained along the sidewalk between the restaurant and the permit area to provide for acceptable sidewalk clearance.

Public Works Department (PW) staff and the City Traffic Engineer have reviewed and approved the applicant’s plans of the proposed parklet construction. The proposed temporary platform, constructed with the oversight of PW, will include a barrier to provide high visibility to motor vehicles. One yellow curb loading zone area and a parking space will be removed. The permit for temporary use of the street right-of-way is revocable should the loss of the parking space and loading zone become an issue, or if staff finds that there are other problems associated with the parklet.

This matter was approved by the Department of Development Services Building and Safety Bureau on November 7, 2018, by Deputy City Attorney Linda T. Vu on November 20, 2018, and by Budget Analysis Officer Julissa José-Murray on November 29, 2018.

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action on this matter is not time critical.

FISCAL IMPACT
A permit processing fee of $643 was deposited in the General Fund (GF) in the Public Works Department (PW), and a security deposit of $605 was collected to ensure sidewalk repairs upon per...

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