Burbank Issues Emergency Order to Close San Fernando Boulevard to Vehicle Traffic in the Downtown

By On July 15, 2020

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 the 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.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

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.

The City says “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.