City of Plattsburgh Approves Outdoor Restaurant Seating

It may be a little to cold today to think about outdoor dining in Downtown Plattsburgh, but the City Council is once again allowing local restaurants to add to their seating by creating what Councilwoman Becky Casper calls “Parklets” outside of their establishments.. “Concrete barriers may not be the best looking way to separate the road from these parklets,” Kasper says, suggesting that in the future, the city should be more inclined to find ways to help beautify downtown with things like concrete planters instead.. Councilman Josh Kretzer says people are seeing the value in the downtown and investing in the infrastructure to make it more user friendly for people who want to enjoy it as pedestrians..

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One of the issues which is raised every year is the question of parking spaces on downtown streets being replaced by restaurant seating but in this case, Kretzer adds, peripheral parking becomes more of a routine for downtowns like Plattsburgh..

The permits issued by the city to the respective Restaurants for outdoor dining run from May 1st through September 30th…

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