The City of Dayton is extending a special effort begun in 2020 to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
The City launched the Pop-Up Patio Program to help restaurants, taverns and other businesses add temporary outdoor customer service areas while meeting health and safety requirements. As the community continues to recover, the City is offering the program's services past the original March 1 deadline to the end of 2021.
The program provides businesses with guidance on planning, installing, and operating new patios and customer seating on private property or in public right-of-way areas, including sidewalks or curbside parking zones. City staff members also assist businesses with the application and permitting process, and assistance is provided for both temporary and permanent (beyond December 31, 2021) installations.
For more information, go to daytonohio.gov/patio. Interested businesses may contact the City of Dayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-333-3683.