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SF’s Outdoor Dining & Parklets Now Officially Permanent

Mayor signs off on “Shared Spaces” extension which has helped over 2,100 businesses during the pandemic
By - posted 7/29/2021 No Comment

San Francisco Mayor London Breed this week officially signed legislation to make the “Shared Spaces” program permanent, allowing businesses to continue to operate outdoors on parklets and sidewalks including outdoor dining.

The “Shared Spaces” program that allowed San Francisco businesses to operate in outdoor public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic while their indoor spaces remained closed will now continue indefinitely.

The legislation was originally passed by the board of supervisors in Mid July and was awaiting the Mayor’s signature.

More information about the newly permanent Shared Spaces program can be found at www.sf.gov/shared-spaces-future.

The Shared Spaces program, which initially began in June 2020, permitted restaurants and retail businesses to operate on spaces like sidewalks, city streets and open lots and became wildly popular.

So far, more than 2,100 permits for curbside and sidewalk use have been issued by the city to businesses. Mayor London Breed initially proposed making the program permanent back in March.

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