Eating in Conway streets one step closer to reality

A plan to allow for patio seating in business parking spaces along select Conway streets will go before City Council Feb. 5th (Taggart Houck/WPDE)

Call it take-out dining to the extreme.

Conway leaders are one step closer to helping you eat in the street. Conway Downtown Alive drafted a plan in November proposing businesses along city-owned streets have the option to take up to two parking spaces and convert them to an outdoor dining area.

It would only happen along city-owned streets, like Laurel, Elm and 2nd Streets.

The city's Planning Commission approved the proposed amendment to allow for outdoor patios, with a few exceptions, said Planning Director Mary Catherine Hyman.

The commission asked when a parklet is filed, the property post a sign to make others aware of the request.

Hyman said the plan will now go before City Council February 5th for first reading.

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