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(a) The Director of Public Works is hereby authorized and empowered to issue revocable permits for the placement of display stands used for the purpose of displaying fruits, vegetables, living plants, cut flowers and nonfood merchandise in any area in public sidewalk areas contiguous to business establishments in locations wherein retail commercial activity is permitted under the Planning Code except for those areas designated C-3 pursuant to Section 210.3 of the Planning Code.
(b) In determining the issuance of permits pursuant to Subsection (a) above, the Director of Public Works shall consider the convenience and necessity of pedestrians, property owners, occupants, tenants, or of offices, stores, or shops in the vicinity, the dimensions of the public sidewalk areas, the location of nearby fire hydrants, bus shelters and stops, newspaper racks and similar factors, and shall further consider the commercial or residential character of the neighborhood and the impact of the proposed display on adjacent residential properties. The Director of Public Works shall forward all applications for the sidewalk display of fruits and vegetables to the Department of Public Health for its review and comments prior to the issuance of permits and shall forward all applications for the sidewalk display of nonfood merchandise to the Police Department for its review and comments prior to the issuance of permits.
(Added by Ord. 523-83, App. 11/4/83; amended by Ord. 372-93, App. 11/23/93)