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The sidewalk cafe and outdoor seating regulations, as established in this chapter, are designed to allow sidewalk cafes or outdoor seating on public property in locations where they are determined to be appropriate by the City Manager or designee, and to promote and protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:
(A) To attract residents and non-residents to downtown.
(B) To provide an additional way for restaurants or food establishments to expand their operation.
(C) To promote sidewalk cafes and outdoor seating as useful and properly planned visual amenities.
(D) To provide adequate space for pedestrians on the side walk adjacent to sidewalk cafes or outdoor seating and to insure access to adjacent commercial and retail uses.
(E) To promote the most desirable use of land and buildings and thereby protect the city’s tax revenues.
(F) To provide for penalties for violations of this chapter.
(G) To be located within property zones Central Business (B-2) or located on Main Street or the Cheboygan River between Mackinaw Avenue and Nelson Street.
(Ord. passed 4-12-05)