By Sally Fahey

Philly restaurants will be able to operate using one of four different models:

Sidewalk Cafe — Allows for daily use of sidewalk area in front of the business for restaurant seating.

Streetery — Allows for curbside parking at street level (or platform built on street) to be converted into outdoor dining or take-away area for food and beverages.

Temporary use of private lots for dining — Allows restaurants to convert spaces in their parking lots into restaurant seating and to place seating onto vacant lots in most commercial and mixed-use zoning districts.

Temporary Street Closure — Pilot program beginning this summer that allows for temporary closure of certain streets for shared restaurant seating.