NEW PORT RICHEY — New Port Richey City Manager Debbie L. Manns has signed two administrative development orders that will permit restaurants and retail shops to expand outdoor seating and display areas in response to the Governor’s Phase I Plan to reopen Florida’s economy.

According to Manns, the orders are designed to provide a path toward improving business operations, while maintaining a priority focus on core safety tenants by allowing parking spaces and other private areas of an establishment’s property to be used by restaurants for additional seating and by retail shops for additional display areas.

The orders also allow businesses to register for use of public right-of-ways, including, but not limited to, Nebraska Avenue from Adams Street to Grand Boulevard and from Grand Boulevard to the Allgood & Misemer Law Office located at 5645 Nebraska Avenue; and the sidewalks along Main Street, and the sidewalks along Grand Boulevard.

Any public right-of-way designated for restaurant use is available Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Within the bifurcated Nebraska Avenue districts, food and alcoholic beverages sold for consumption on the premises by a restaurant may be consumed, held, carried, and transported anywhere within or between the districts.

Any public right-of-way designated for retail sales establishment use is available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Businesses are not required to file a development order or permit application for expanded outdoor use, provided that they comply with all conditions enumerated in the Administrative Development Orders which are posted on the City’s website at www.cityofnewportrichey.org.

For further information, contact the Development Department at (727) 853-104