More than two years after officials voted to regulate street behavior and limit the use of public space, council voted Thursday to revise those rules and, eventually, enforce them.
The new parklet, built by a Boy Scout troop, is expected to open in front of Zachary's Pizza and Pegasus Books in the next few weeks.
The Oxford Street parklet, which spans the entrances to four restaurants including East Bay Spice Company and Cinnaholic, is downtown's first.
The Jewish deli has applied for a permit to build a parklet, which would be the third approved under a Berkeley pilot program launched last year.
San Francisco and Oakland have them, and now Berkeley can boast its own parklet too!
It's taken a while, but the Gourmet Ghetto should soon welcome too parklets for noshers and passers-by.
The Berkeley City Council could consider approving a three-year pilot program later this summer to allow businesses to set up parklets in still-to-be-determined locations around town.
Gourmet Ghetto businesses want to build parklets in their neighborhood but the city doesn't have an approval process in place as yet to review applications for these slivers of open space designed to enhance urban neighborhoods.