Support DORA in Hyde Park Square

Support DORA in Hyde Park Square

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Hyde Park Residents started this petition to City of Cincinnati & State of Ohio

DORA (“Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area”) naturally attracts more foot traffic to Hyde Park, especially the Square. This in turn brings more patrons to local businesses near businesses directly participating in DORA. Neighbors and visitors to the Square will spend more time in and more money supporting the Hyde Park businesses.

***The State of Ohio is allowing only 4 neighborhood areas to have this designation. Hyde Park can be one of the four if we build community support today.***

What is DORA?

This is a specific area, such as between streets or certain street blocks in which one can grab a drink from a local restaurant and walk around the area. Participants in DORA must be at least 21 years of age and are generally exempt from the “Open Container Law” if the drink has been purchased from, and is contained within, a DORA vendor and cup.

While DORA has been most notably discussed in relation to The Banks, this designation has been successfully implemented in other nearby residential neighborhoods such as Wyoming, Mariemont, Mason and many more around the State of Ohio.

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We Can Make DORA Special to Hyde Park

During this stage of the planning process we can design the regulations to fit the neighborhood. Guidelines such as:

The defined boundaries of DORA, including streets, intersections, and addresses

The days of week

The hours of operations

The number, spacing, and type of signage used to designate that area

Events or other special circumstances

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DORA naturally attracts more foot traffic to Hyde Park, especially the Square. This in turn brings more patrons to local businesses near businesses directly participating in DORA. Neighbors and visitors to the Square will spend more time in and more money supporting the Hyde Park businesses.

Allows for social distancing as restaurants are still able to serve patrons without necessarily seating them.

Worthington, OH has reported a 10-15% increase in sales since the implementation of DORA within their community.

Restaurants would be able to expand their outdoor seating capacity without the need to fence or rope off the area.

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We thank you for your support and feedback respective to DORA in Hyde Park.

 

 

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