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(a) Restaurant Seating on Public Sidewalks. Restaurant seating located on public sidewalks (in the public right-of-way) are allowed in all zoning districts for legally permitted restaurants, subject to meeting the development standards and conditions listed below and approval of an encroachment permit from the Department of Public Works. Nothing is intended to prevent the placement of conditions on the encroachment permit as deemed appropriate.

(b) Outdoor Merchandise Display. Outdoor display of merchandise accessory to an existing business which occupies a building is permitted on private property in Neighborhood Commercial (C1) and Central Business (CBD) Districts. Such display is not permitted in the public right-of-way.