Moveable Tables and Chairs

Publicly accessible tables and chairs shall be considered permitted obstructions within an arcade, 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 arcades with a depth of 10 feet or less, 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. For the purpose of such calculation, the depth of an arcade shall be measured from the column face furthest from the street line or publicly accessible open area to the building wall fronting on such street line or publicly accessible open area.