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Wednesday, 14 September 2022 10:09

Commissioner Moran Proposes Requirement for Design Review Board Approval of Temporary Outdoor Dining Venues

By John Kaufmann | Saratoga Springs Politics

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A proposal brought before the Saratoga Springs City Council by Accounts Commissioner Dillon Moran at the Council’s September 6th meeting would require all temporary outdoor dining areas to be subject to review and approval by the city’s Design Review Board.

This amendment to the City Code would provide more vigorous oversight to protect the esthetics of Saratoga’s historic downtown.

“It is important that as we adjust to our new normal, we also continue to support the Saratoga Springs Brand and all it stands for. Toward that end, as promised when we first rolled out our new outdoor dining program, the second season would introduce the DRB oversight so that Outdoor Dining and our long standing Sidewalk Cafe programs are in alignment. This legislation will do exactly that.” - Commissioner Moran

A public hearing on the amendment has been scheduled for the next City Council meeting on September 20.

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