Renovations: Sidewalk Cafés
The following is a list of useful terms to use when researching additional Sidewalk Café information on each of the topics discussed:
Building Systems Repairs
The repair, modification, installation or upgrade of existing building systems; such systems include plumbing, boiler, sprinkler, standpipe, fire alarm, HVAC, and fire suppression systems. If such repairs are part of the work scope, the renovation must include these repairs in the project’s scope of work.
Enclosed Sidewalk Café
An enclosed area on the public sidewalk in front of a restaurant that is constructed predominantly of light materials such as glass, plastic, or lightweight metal
Enclosed spaces within partitions, walls, floors, fence enclosures and other similar spaces
The dismantling, razing, or removal of structural members, floors, interior bearing walls, and/or exterior walls or portions thereof, including all operations incidental thereto, leaving a portion of the building structure intact
An open space outside of a building, which is dedicated or devoted to public use by lawful mapping or by any other lawful procedure
A temporary fence or barrier where the site is enclosed with a fence. Depending on the style and decor of a sidewalk café, typically there may be parasols or a low fence around the permitted space for protection against wind and/or for the purpose of space separation and decoration. Fences may encroach onto the sidewalk in accordance with Department of Transportation requirements
A sidewalk café may typically have tables and chairs and/or benches for dining and relaxing. Sometimes these are permanently installed outside, but often these are removable to allow for cleaning when not in use, or taken inside on closing time
Issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs for all sidewalk cafés
The term sidewalk refers to the space used as the pedestrian path beside a road and provides a safe path for people to walk along that is separated from the motorized traffic. A sidewalk may accommodate moderate changes in grade and normally separates a property or building from the vehicular section of the road by a curb
A portion of a restaurant, operated under permit from the department of health and mental hygiene, located on a public sidewalk that is either an enclosed or unenclosed
Any space below the surface of the sidewalk portion of a street, that is covered over, except those openings that are used exclusively as
places for descending, by means of steps, to the cellar or basement of any building
Unenclosed Sidewalk Café
An outdoor area on a public sidewalk in front of the restaurant that contains removable tables and chairs
Building Systems Installation & Modifications
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