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File #: 190851    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/31/2019 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: Authorizing Steven Cook ("Owner") to install, own, and maintain an open-air sidewalk caf? at 1301-05 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 ("Property"), all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: ENCROACHMENT, SIDEWALK CAFES
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy19085100.pdf

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Authorizing Steven Cook (“Owner”) to install, own, and maintain an open-air sidewalk café at 1301-05 North Howard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 (“Property”), all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.                     Permission is hereby granted to the Owner to install, own, and maintain an open-air sidewalk café at the Property (“Encroachment”), as follows:

 

Encroachment Description:

A sidewalk café, located along the east Right-of-Way line of North Howard Street and the north Right-of-Way line of West Thompson Street, in two (2) parts:

 

Part 1:

From a point approximately zero feet (0’-0”) north of the West Thompson Street north Right-of-Way line to a point approximately twenty-three feet (23’-0”) farther north and encroaching upon the east footway of North Howard Street approximately four feet six inches (4’-6”) toward the west.

 

Part 2:

From a point approximately three feet two inches (3’-2”) east of the North Howard Street east Right-of-Way line to a point approximately forty-four feet (44’-0”) farther east and encroaching upon the north footway of West Thompson Street approximately four feet six inches (4’-6”) toward the south.

 

A minimum five feet (5’-0”) of clear passable sidewalk space on both North Howard Street and West Thompson Street is to remain after installation.

 

SECTION 2.                     The construction, use and maintenance of the Encroachment described and listed in Section 1 shall be in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the City of Philadelphia, and specifically those of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the Department of Streets, and the Art Commission, provided that the Department of Streets, in its sole, unreviewable discretion, may allow minor variations of the dimension limits of Section 1, within standard tolerances of current engineering practice.

 

SECTION 3.                     Before exercising any rights or privileges under this Ordinance, Owner must first obtain or have its contractor(s) obtain all required permits, licenses and approvals from all appropriate departments, boards, agencies or commissions. No such department, board, agency or commission shall be required to issue any such permit, license or approval solely because this Ordinance has been enacted, it being the express intent of this Ordinance not to supersede any other provision of law governing the issuance of such permits, licenses or approvals. In addition, before exercising any rights and privileges under this Ordinance, Owner shall enter into an agreement (“Agreement”) with the appropriate City department or departments, satisfactory to the City Solicitor, to provide that Owner, inter alia:

 

(a)                     agrees that upon one hundred and eighty (180) days notice from the City, it shall remove the Encroachment without cost or expense to the City and shall remove the Encroachment at no cost and expense to the City of Philadelphia when given written notice to do so by the City of Philadelphia to accommodate a municipal or municipal sponsored construction project;

 

(b)                     shall secure all necessary permits, licenses and approvals from all appropriate departments, agencies, boards or commissions of the City as may be required by regulation or law. No such department, board, agency or commission shall be required to issue any such permit, license or approval solely because this Ordinance has been enacted;

 

(c)                     shall assume the costs of all changes and adjustments to, and relocation or abandonment of City utilities and City structures wherever located as may be necessary by the reason of the construction of the Encroachment;

 

(d)                     shall carry public liability and property damage insurance, co-naming the City of Philadelphia as an insured party, in such amounts as shall be satisfactory to the City Solicitor, or in lieu thereof, submit documentation in form and content acceptable to the City that Owner is self-insured and is providing the City of Philadelphia the same coverage and benefits had the insurance requirements been satisfied by an insurance carrier authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;

 

(e)                     shall insure that all construction contractors for the Encroachment carry public liability and property damage insurance, naming the City of Philadelphia as an insured party in such amounts as shall be reasonably satisfactory to the City Solicitor;

 

(f)                     shall give the City and all public utility companies the right-of-access, ingress and egress for the purpose of inspection, maintenance, alteration, relocation or reconstruction of any of their respective facilities which may lie within the public footway adjacent to the Encroachment described in Section 1; and

 

(g)                     indemnify and hold harmless the City, its officers, employees and agents from and against any and all loss resulting from injury to, or death to persons or damage to property arising out of, resulting from, or in any manner caused by the presence, location, use, operation, installation, maintenance, replacement or removal of the Encroachment. Owner shall also agree to release the City from any and all claims relating to the Encroachment, including if ordered removed or when street, sidewalk or utility construction occurs.

 

SECTION 4.                     The City Solicitor shall include in the Agreement such other terms and conditions as shall be deemed necessary to protect the interests of the City.

 

SECTION 5.                     The permission granted to Owner to construct the Encroachment described in Section 1 shall expire without any further action by the City of Philadelphia if Owner has not entered into an Agreement and satisfied all requirements of the Agreement that are listed in Section 3 of this Ordinance within one (1) year after this Ordinance becomes law.

 

SECTION 6.                     This Ordinance shall not become effective unless the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00), toward costs thereof, is paid into the City Treasury within sixty (60) days after the date this Ordinance becomes law.

 

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