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The City of Phoenix recently unveiled a new process for creating a temporary outdoor patio, allowing bars and restaurants to better accommodate customers, while simultaneously meeting social distancing requirements. Through the program, the City is issuing an “Emergency Declaration Outdoor Dining Administrative Temporary Use Permit” (ATUP) at no fee.
To get this permit, check out our easy tip sheet below. Are you a downtown business and need help with the application? Email Sara Scoville-Weaver with Downtown Phoenix Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-744-6408.
Need a temporary outdoor patio with a fence and/or the ability to serve alcohol outside? Follow the process below and reference the city’s main information page HERE.
3. a) A simple sketch (doesn’t need to be fancy – hand drawn is fine) showing how many tables and chairs you intend to have outside and where you fence will be.
3. b) Make sure you include the business name and address on the plan.
3. c) Write your total proposed occupancy on the plan. For example, “20 people.” Remember to adhere to COVID-19 distancing rules.
3. d)Write what type of fencing you are using and describe it. For example, “white, plastic temporary fencing panels measuring 6 feet wide by 4 feet tall.” Check out approved temporary fencing options
3. e) Bust out the measuring tape. You need to include dimensions on the site plan sketch showing the width and length of your patio. Remember, pedestrians still need to get by on the sidewalk if you are putting the patio in front of your business. Make sure you leave at least four feet of space between the curb and your intended patio fence so people can still walk by.
3. f) Use Google Maps to create a quick aerial view of your business. Use Word or Paint to draw a box around where on the sidewalk or ground you will have the patio.
Need a temporary outdoor patio without a fence and/or do not wish to serve alcohol outside?
You can still create additional dining with just tables and chairs that you bring inside every evening after closing. Follow the process below.