Sparks City Council Meeting 5/13/2019 2:00:00 PMMonday, May 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
Public Hearing and Action Items Unrelated to Planning and Zoning: 10.3
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
This agenda item proposes amendments to Chapter 5.77 - Sidewalk Cafes of the Sparks Municipal Code to revise and clarify regulations regarding permits for sidewalk cafes in the public right-of-way, including standards for the placement and demarcation of sidewalk cafes and the service of alcoholic beverages within sidewalk café areas.
Chapter 5.77 - Sidewalk Cafes of the Sparks Municipal Code (SMC 5.77) allows the use of sidewalks and public right-of-way for outdoor cafes subject to certain standards and restrictions. SMC 5.77 requires businesses to obtain an outdoor services and encroachment permit from the City and specifies standards for the installation and use of sidewalk cafes, including regulations on the service of alcoholic beverages.
Until this year, the only outdoor cafes on public sidewalks have been located on the two blocks of Victorian Avenue immediately west of Pyramid Way. This past March, the City Council approved a permit for a sidewalk café located on Victorian Square plaza in front of the downtown movie theater. City staff anticipate additional requests for sidewalk café permits from other tenants occupying retail spaces in Silverwing Development’s Fountainhouse and Bridges mixed-use buildings.
The proposed amendments to SMC 5.77 are intended to accommodate the current physical configuration of certain existing cafes and revise certain restrictions and requirements for the permitting, installation and use of sidewalk cafés, particularly regarding the service of alcoholic beverages. The primary proposed changes are as follows:
- The City Council can adopt Bill 2757 amending SMC 5.77.
- The City Council could modify the proposed changes to SMC 5.77.
- The City Council could reject Bill 2757.
I move to adopt Bill 2757 amending Chapter 5.77 of the Sparks Municipal Code to amend sidewalk cafes, revise one definition, add a new definition, add a section to establish regulations for pour stations during special events, and other matters properly relating thereto.
Bill 2757 Exhibit A Chapter 5.77 Sidewalk Cafes.pdf