Eight Main Street restaurants win approvals for dining decks
The Park City Council recently approved leases with eight Main Street restaurants allowing the eateries to build dining decks this year in what will be a major expansion in the second year the decks are allowed.
The leases were approved with:
The eight would more than double the number of dining decks on Main Street this year from the three that were built in 2010. Decks were built outside Cisero’s, Bistro 412 and Zona Rosa in 2010. The 501 on Main restaurant took the space of Zona Rosa in the meantime.
Each of the leases expires at the end of 2012. The agreements with City Hall allow the restaurants to operate the decks between May 1 and Oct. 30.
Francisco Astorga, the City Hall planner who handled the applications, said he expects construction will start in the middle of May, at the earliest.
The restaurants each are required to pay City Hall a $300 fee for each 20 feet of roadway that a deck occupies. The sum is based on the anticipated forgone parking revenues from the spaces that the decks are built upon.
Most of the decks are designed to be nine feet wide with the length varied between them. The one Bangkok Thai on Main wants to build would be 38 feet long, the lengthiest, according to a report submitted to the City Council prior to the vote.
The decks put up last year were a dramatic addition to Main Street, jutting into the roadway on the two-lane street. They were popular, though, and many times the decks were at capacity.
Main Street leaders and the restaurateurs said the decks were successful in 2010. They saw the decks as enlivening the street as the restaurants tried to better position themselves against competition elsewhere in Park City and in the Snyderville Basin.
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