The Pilot Program is Part of the City’s Phase 3 Reopening Plan
The Downtown Development District is proud to be a partner in the City of New Orleans Outdoor Dining Program. The DDD has long advocated for parklets and using parking lanes for additional café-style seating, and now is the perfect time to move forward with that effort. Restaurants are a critical element of Downtown’s economy and quality of life and in restoring normalcy. The DDD Economic Development Team is prepared to work with businesses interested in participating in the program. Please contact DDD Retail Attraction Specialist, Ryan Bordenave at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application process begins Monday, October 5.
City of New Orleans: “The City is also excited to announce the launch of a Curbside Dining and Parklet program. The program will enable businesses — beginning with restaurants—to create outdoor dining and seating in areas previously dedicated to on-street parking. This will support our business community, create safe places to socialize outside, and activate our streets in a way that only New Orleans can. The Curbside Dining and Parklet program will begin this upcoming Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, with a short pilot, during which only restaurants within the Downtown Development District (DDD) boundaries — which are Iberville Street, Claiborne Avenue, the Pontchartrain Expressway, and the Mississippi River — will be eligible to apply for the new permit. The City will be partnering with the DDD on the pilot to support the participating restaurants. The collaboration with the DDD will ensure the success of the pilot, and the DDD will be able to help provide participating businesses with resources to ensure that their outdoor dining areas are successful. The pilot will run for approximately two weeks (Oct. 5-19). Restaurants interested in applying for a Curbside Dining and Parklet permit can do so through the City’s OneStop portal and by email@example.com. Again, permit applications will begin being accepted and reviewed on Monday, Oct. 5.”
Click here for the City’s full announcement on the gradual phase 3 plan.