§ 117.061  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ADJACENT/ADJOINING BUSINESS. The business or property immediately adjacent to a portion of the sidewalk and furniture zone. A business shall be determined to be ADJACENT to a portion of the furniture zone by extending the property lines perpendicular into the furniture zone.
   ARTIST or PERFORMANCE ARTIST. Any person or group who is permitted to use the furniture zone area for the purpose of conducting an artistic display or performance. The term ARTIST or PERFORMANCE ARTIST includes, but is not limited to, musicians, painters and dancers. Any ARTIST or PERFORMANCE ARTIST actively selling works of art or other items shall be defined as a vendor.
   CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT and DOWNTOWN. The area contained within the Main Street Sioux Falls business improvement district as defined in § 37.106 of this Code.
   DESIGNATED PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY. The portion of the sidewalk designated by the city which is at least 84 inches in width unless otherwise designated by a furniture zone use permit or furniture zone limited lease. The DESIGNATED PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY shall be kept clear of intrusions and obstructions in order to provide for pedestrian travel and access.
   FIRE PIT INSTALLATION PERMIT. A permit for the installation of a natural gas fire pit in the public right-of-way in the central business district as set forth in this chapter.
   FIRE PIT USE PERMIT. An annual permit for the use of a natural gas fire pit in the public right-of-way in the central business district as set forth in this chapter.
   FURNITURE ZONE. The portion of the right-of-way which is designated for the express purpose of allowing commercial uses thereon. It may be designated by stamped and/or colored concrete and may extend into areas of the designated public right-of-way which would otherwise be used for vehicle parking. In some areas, the FURNITURE ZONE may include areas of the sidewalk where the sidewalk is greater than 84 inches wide.
   FURNITURE ZONE LIMITED LEASE. A partial-year limited lease granted by the city to a sidewalk café or pub licensed to serve alcoholic beverages, which shall convey the exclusive right to the use of a portion of the city’s right-of-way to the adjoining business only for those business purposes designated in the lease, which shall include the sale and service of alcoholic beverages.
   FURNITURE ZONE USE PERMIT. A permit for the use of a specific portion of the city’s furniture zone for any of the uses set forth in this chapter except for those uses which include the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages. Terms in this chapter referring to specific types of FURNITURE ZONE USE PERMITS shall be synonymous to a FURNITURE ZONE USE PERMIT and sidewalk use permit.
   MINOR USE BY ADJACENT BUSINESSES. The placement of objects on the furniture zone area adjacent to a business which enhance or support the business, but where the primary purpose is not a permanent or semi-permanent operation of retail activities, and where financial transactions are limited to the confines of the adjacent business. These activities include placement of a cart, planter, sandwich board sign or other similar item which is allowed upon notice as is provided for herein.
   NATURAL GAS FIRE PIT. A device specifically designed to burn natural gas for the purpose of providing warmth.
   RETAILING. The use of the furniture zone by an adjacent business for the primary purpose of operation of retail activities above and beyond minor uses described in this section.
   SIDEWALK. The portion of the designated public right-of-way which is hard-surfaced and not used for motor vehicle travel or motor vehicle parking. Generally, it will be that portion of the right-of-way which is located between the street curb and the parallel property line except for any area that is a furniture zone.
   SIDEWALK CAFÉ. Licensed food service establishment which is permitted to use the furniture zone adjacent to its place of business for the purpose of serving food from its menu in an outdoor setting.
   SIDEWALK PUB. An establishment licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption on its premises which is permitted to use the furniture zone area adjacent to its place of business for the purpose of serving alcoholic beverages in an outdoor setting. A SIDEWALK PUB may provide light dining options.
   VENDOR or PEDDLER. Any person who, from a cart or some other form of conveyance located upon the furniture zone use area, offers for sale goods or distribution, wares, merchandise, or services, including food or beverages.
(1992 Code, § 29-51)  (Ord. 2-10, passed 2-8-2010; Ord. 107-18, passed 11-13-2018)