At its meeting on Monday, the Prague City Council approved a total of 109 lease agreements for restaurant front gardens subject to new regulations that were adopted in 2022 for historic conservation areas in the city. Lease agreements will be concluded for a fixed period of 3 years with an automatic renewal for an indefinite period. The move is part of an ongoing effort to eliminate visual smog and refine the look of the historic center in general.
The latest decision follows last year’s resolution of the Prague City Council defining a new lease agreement template concerning the placement of restaurant gardens and other facilities in public areas, forcing the to comply with the Guidelines for the Design of Restaurant Gardens in Listed Historic Areas of the City of Prague.
“I am happy that we can carry on with eliminating visual smog and with the much-needed refinement of the historic city center in this election term, shaping a city of the future. The switch from the former inconsiderate approach was supported by the creation of the Manual for Refined Prague, which addresses the issue of restaurant gardens in detail. The guidelines came into force at the beginning of April last year. It also sets the amount of rent, which is beneficial not only for the city. It pays off for the tenants, too, if they comply with the standards,” says Adam Zábranský, Councilor for Property, Transparency, and Legislation.