The City Council approved the Citywide Outdoor Seating Design Guidelines at the September 19, 2023, City Council meeting.
The Design Guidelines help to facilitate the design of permanent outdoor seating within parking lots for eating and drinking establishments.
In addition, Design Guidelines ensure that outdoor seating within parking lots is aesthetically pleasing, provides a high-quality environment for patrons and is appropriately designed for the location. The Design Guidelines provides a framework intended to provide design direction for restaurant operators and design professionals while encouraging innovation and creativity.
Additionally, the City of Dublin has the Outdoor Operations Grant Program that is available for eligible businesses with approved Planning permits for outdoor seating that includes: