The City of Dallas is holding a Zoning Ordinance Committee (ZOC) to discuss the amendment of the Dallas Development Code to amend parking requirements for retail and personal service uses utilizing outdoor areas. This amendment directly affects restaurants, bars and any business operating with any outdoor areas. This affects large businesses such as Katy Trail Ice House, which has a very large portion of their seating outdoors as well as smaller businesses who may only have a few small patio tables provided on the sidewalk. Parking problems are a constant headache for business owners and raising the requirement will only further the already present problems. The Zoning Ordinance Committee (ZOC) will meet at 9 A.M. this Thursday August 18th at Dallas City Hall to discuss this plan in more detail and allow public opinion to be heard.

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