ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg has created a new program to help businesses struggling due to the pandemic.
Businesses can now apply for a right-of-way permit that will allow them to expand into on-street parking for outdoor seating, lines and shopping areas.
Community Development Director Stuart Cowie said the program follows similar ones implemented in many other cities across Oregon and the US. It allows businesses to more easily provide social distancing and allows them to serve more customers.
For a list of criteria required, click here. Officials said applicants must provide a site plan showing which parking spaces will be used and the type of barricades, furniture and fixtures that will be placed in the right-of-way.
Businesses that serve alcohol will need to provide a copy of their OLCC license.
There is no fee to apply and the review process is streamlined, officials said. The permits are valid until Oct. 30.