Moveable tables and chairs
Publicly accessible tables and chairs shall be considered permitted obstructions within plazas that have not received a certification by the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 37-625 (Design changes), provided that such obstructions comply with the provisions of this Section.
The following provisions shall apply to all tables and chairs permitted by this Section.
(a) General requirements
Tables and chairs provided pursuant to this Section may be used by the public without restriction. All furnishings shall be moveable and made of high quality and durable materials. Tables and chairs shall not be chained, fixed, or otherwise secured between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., and may be stored or secured between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(b) Circulation requirements for tables and chairs
No furnishings, including storage of furnishings, shall be permitted within five feet of any building entrance, nor shall they be permitted within any required circulation paths. For plazas with a depth of 10 feet or less, as measured perpendicular from the street line, an unobstructed path of not less than three feet wide shall be provided, and for those with a depth greater than 10 feet, the width of such unobstructed path shall be increased to at least six feet.