The City Council agreed earlier this week to waive Coronado’s parking code requirements to allow local restaurants to temporarily serve dining patrons in parking lots, other dedicated parking spots or other open areas near their restaurants. The Council action taken May 19 was due to the expectation that restaurants would be given the go-ahead by state and County officials to offer limited dine-in service. Restaurants were given the OK late on Wednesday, May 20, to reopen as early as May 21 if they met certain requirements.

The Council actions will allow Coronado restaurants to maintain but not exceed their previously approved seating occupancy prior to the COVID-19 emergency required them to close or greatly reduce their operations.

Temporary outdoor seating may be provided on a sidewalk, within an on-site outdoor space or in a privately-owned parking lot subject to the conditions and limitations outlined in a City handout and application form found on the Community Development web page. The application can be filled out and submitted electronically. There is no fee. Submit the application with a seating plan to communitydevelopment@coronado.ca.us for faster service.

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