Temporary Outdoor Permits

Outdoor Seating Program

Design Guidelines and Development Standards

On October, the Danville Town Council extended the temporary operation of expanded outdoor restaurant dining on public and private property, including “Parklets” until January 2, 2025, subject to the adopted design and development standards

These standards focus on the overall design for the outdoor dining areas, offering options for modular prefabricated designs or custom design build options, as well as establishing safety, maintenance, and operation standards. 

Previously issued Temporary Land Use Permits (TLUPs)  allowing expanded outdoor dining is set to expire on January 3, 2023. Should a restaurant operator wish to continue to utilize expanded outdoor seating areas, it would be necessary to apply for a new TLUP Permit and a Building Permit.  All TLUP applications would be required to adhere to adopted design guidelines and development standards.  

All temporary tents, canopies, signs, electrical hookups, metal barricades, etc., are required to be removed from both public and private property by January 3, 2023. 

To avoid a delay in securing a new TLUP and continuing the operation of expanded outdoor dining, restaurant/property owners are encouraged to review the recently adopted design guidelines and development standards and contact the Planning Division at 925-314-3349 to learn about the review process that would apply to your business.

TLUP until January 1, 2023

Temporary Land Use Permits (TLUP) are complimentary and have been simplified to process within a 48-hour period.  As the health order continues to be modified, processes must be nimble, and these temporary outdoor permits support outdoor operations for restaurants, some personal services and fitness.  The Town Council extended TLUP until January 1, 2023 with modified conditions of approval.

Modular Option for Parklets

Restaurants may choose to build a custom parklet or purchase a modular prefabricated alternative that is easy to assemble and pre-approved by the Town. View the attached flyer Modstreet created for businesses interested in modular configurations.

Temporary COVID tent / heater guidelines from the fire district

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Dining SRVFPD (PDF)