PP 20-0001: Community Development Code Amendments Related to Seasonal Outdoor Dining Enclosures

Project Background / Summary: 

The Planning Department is exploring potential development (zoning) code amendments to provide a simple process for permitting seasonal outdoor dining enclosures. A City Council policy is to “actively encourage business investment and expansion by: Reducing regulatory barriers (complexity, time and cost in processing applications, amount and scope of regulations) wherever possible, without sacrificing community aesthetics and livability.” The Development Code does not currently include standards that directly regulate seasonal outdoor dining enclosures. The enclosures are treated as building additions that must meet all the standards associated with a permanent addition or temporarily for only 14 days annually. Also, no additional parking is required for an outdoor restaurant uses in conjunction with an existing indoor year-round restaurant.

Project Updates: 


Work Session #1 - June 8, 2020

The Planning Commission will receive an update and provide direction to staff on possible amendments to the Community Development Code related to Season Outdoor Dining Enclosures.  

Documents for this update can be found in the Public Records File, click here.

This meeting will be conducted virtually. All members of the Planning Commission are attending remotely and the City has made avenues available for the public to livestream this meeting. Instructions on how to comment and participate in the meeting are on the agenda for this meeting, click here.  The meeting is also available to the public on the City's YouTube Channel, on the City's website, or on Tualatin Valley Community Television.


Project Details
PP 20-0001
Project Contact: 

Evan Fransted, AICP, Associate Planner, (503) 675-3732, efransted@lakeoswego.city 

Reviewing Body: 
Meeting Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 6:30pm
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