As businesses, especially restaurants, continue to navigate partial capacity restraints and practice physical distancing, parklets are standing out as a tool to create more room for people picking up to-go orders without crowding sidewalks or providing appropriately spaced outdoor dining areas. The City of Dallas’ temporary program focuses on moving tables and chairs out into the right of way or adjacent parking space. The program also focuses on pushing display racks out in front of retailers’ front doors. Permits are swiftly issued in a matter of three or so days (down from the usual 10-day turnaround), and last 10 days with the option to renew (lasting until a total of 60 days is reached). If businesses can meet the requirements on the application, then the city will approve a temporary permit on a first-come, first-served basis.