To help address the potential reduction of useable indoor space, the city will allow for the temporary use of public sidewalks, private parking or common space for outdoor dining, expanded retail space and other business operations that are currently only allowed outdoors.
The Community Development Department has made it quick and easy to apply for a permit. For background on expanding outdoor areas, refer to the council memorandum.
Private property/parking lots
For temporary private property permits, including parking lots please find the application here. There is no fee for this permit. Processing time generally takes a few business days. Please include a drawing with your application (hand-drawn is OK). Contact staff for a sample drawing.
To support our businesses, the city is allowing certain temporary uses in the right-of-way subject to a city permit. To propose temporary use on a public sidewalk or within public parking stalls in the Village (such as a sidewalk cafe, outdoor display or curb cafe), please complete the right-of-way (use) permit application E-12 and follow the submittal requirements E-12A. This permit includes a fee of $381 for a sidewalk cafe or outdoor display. The curb cafe permit fee is $1,200 per parking space for one year. These applications take approximately five to six days to process.