Today, the Burbank City Manager issued an Emergency Order to close portions of San Fernando Boulevard in Downtown Burbank from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue. The action provides for greater social distancing and increasing opportunities for outdoor dining, making it temporarily easier for restaurants to add outdoor seating while still abiding by County Department of Health restaurant protocols.
Beginning no sooner than 10:00 pm July 16, 2020, the following blocks of streets along San Fernando Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic.
- Angeleno Avenue to Olive Avenue
- Olive Avenue to Orange Grove Avenue
- Orange Grove Avenue to Magnolia Boulevard
Angeleno Avenue, Olive Avenue, Orange Grove Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard will remain open to vehicular traffic. The closure of San Fernando Boulevard may continue through Labor Day, September 7, 2020, if confirmed by the City Council.
“We have received many requests from the residents and businesses to close San Fernando, we also surveyed our businesses in Downtown and almost all of them were in favor of closing down the street,” stated Justin Hess, Burbank City Manager. “This will allow people more room for social distancing, outdoor dining and to walk more freely within the increased space.”
Restaurants will still have to provide a plan and obtain a permit to use the City Right- of-Way for dining space. On July 14, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance allowing dining on private property including parking lots and expanded outdoor dining on City sidewalks. This new Order will allow dining in public parking stalls on the closure blocks until September 7, 2020. If a restaurant would like to apply for the permit, they should contact the Economic Development Team who will provide them assistance and answer questions at 818-238-5180.