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Time Extension Approved for Expanded Outdoor Dining

The Danville Town Council unanimously voted to extend the temporary operation of expanded outdoor restaurant dining on public and private property, including “Parklets” until January 2, 2025, subject to the adopted design and development standards. These standards focus on the overall design for the outdoor dining areas, offering options for modular prefabricated designs or custom design build options, as well as establishing safety, maintenance, and operation standards. 

Previously issued Temporary Land Use Permits (TLUPs) allowing expanded outdoor dining is set to expire on January 3, 2023. Should a restaurant operator wish to continue to utilize expanded outdoor seating areas, it would be necessary to apply for a new TLUP and a Building Permit. All TLUP applications would be required to adhere to adopted design guidelines and development standards. 

All temporary tents, canopies, signs, electrical hookups, metal barricades, etc., are required to be removed from both public and private property by January 3, 2023. 

To avoid a delay in securing a new TLUP and continuing the operation of expanded outdoor dining, restaurant/property owners are encouraged to review the recently adopted design guidelines and development standards and contact the Planning Division at 925-314-3349 or visit https://www.danville. for more information about this program. 

By Mirissa Wolfson, Administrative Services Coordinator, Town of Danville