Temporary right-of-way usage permits are available from the City to assist businesses in meeting guidelines during Oregon’s phased reopening. Once applications are approved for this pilot program, temporary permits are issued to allow on-street parking space for curbside pick-up spots or parklets for food and beverage consumption.
“The parklet and curbside loading right-of-way options came from a shortlist of quick-response efforts to address increasing consumer and public activity levels as phased reopenings occur,” said City Planning Director Dustin Nilsen. “The effort intends to promote a coordinated and safe consumer and workplace experience that supports the local business community.”
Applications require businesses to specify uses of right-of-way and follow City guidelines. In an effort to balance needs of customer parking and social distancing, the City encourages neighboring businesses to collaborate and share in the use of one parklet per block face. Business operators are responsible for notifying neighbors on intent to use an on-street parking space, and additional business insurance may be required. As a pilot program, guidelines are subject to change based on feedback, health guidelines and program performance.
More information and Right-of-Way permit applications are available HERE.