City Planning Division Offers Guidelines for Restaurants

Restaurant owners in the city of Yakima have a tool to help them with guidelines for re-opening under Yakima County’s modified Phase 1 status in the state’s Safe Start program.

Under the modified Phase 1, restaurants are able to offer limited outdoor seating for customers.

The City of Yakima Planning Division launched a web page with re-opening guidelines at

It includes information for restaurants in the city who currently do not have designated outside seating areas and desire to include temporary outside seating within their private parking lot or other area on-site.

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