Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Oregon City supported alternative ways to help increase patronage of local businesses affected by physical distancing requirements. This program included temporarily allowing the following with restrictions:
Parklet Program: Restaurants in the Mixed Use Downtown District (check What Zone Am I In? page) and along 7th Street (from Singer Hill to Jackson) may temporarily use adjacent on-street parking for an outdoor extension of dining. Applications may be submitted to the Development Services Department with additional information from the Right-of-Way (ROW) Street Permits page.
Outdoor Dining and Retail on Private Property: Outdoor Dining and Retail on private property is no longer allowed through the temporary pilot program. It may be sought by seeking a Type 1 Site Plan and Design Review permit and land use decision from the Planning Division.
On October 5, 2022, the City Commission adopted a resolution making parklets an allowed permanent use in the right-of-way as defined in the program and resolution.
Outdoor Dining and Retail on private property are no longer allowed through the temporary pilot program. It may be sought by seeking a permit and land use decision from the Planning Division.