Orlando officials consider changing parking spaces into outdoor dining

ORLANDO, Fla. — The City of Orlando is considering a proposal to help businesses hurt by the pandemic by converting street parking spaces into seating areas.

The “parklet” program would allow restaurants to apply to have parking spaces temporarily removed so that they can utilize that space.

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The business owner’s application would then have to be approved, and the area inspected to make sure it can work.

If approved, the program would run until February, 2021, unless extended by the City Council.

The council will discuss the proposal at their next meeting Tuesday.

The meeting is being held virtually and can be viewed on the city’s YouTube page here.

Instructions on how to address the council during a live virtual meeting can be found here.

Myrt Price

Myrt Price, WFTV.com

Myrt Price joined the eyewitness news team as a general assignment reporter in October of 2012.