To support the recovery of Asheville’s business community and enable social distancing and safe public access to businesses and services, the City of Asheville is accepting requests from businesses and organizations located in Asheville's commercial zoning districts to temporarily expand use of private parking lots, landscape areas and walkways until October 31, 2020.
Restaurants, retail establishments and organizations with access to private parking, landscape areas and/or walkways may utilize these areas to provide service in accordance with the safety guidelines outlined below in the Temporary Outdoor Expansion Guidelines, provided the consent of the landlord or property-owner is obtained and regulations and best practices by other applicable regulatory agencies are followed.
Additional guidelines for expanded use of public spaces in business districts, such public city sidewalks and on-street parking spots adjacent to businesses and organizations, will launch in early June 2020.
Please review all sections of the Temporary Outdoor Expansion Guidelines below before beginning your request. Then click the Begin button below to start your request.
Once you submit your request, the City of Asheville will follow up with email authorization. Applicants may not enact any request until they have received authorization from the City. Please ensure that your contact email address and phone number are correct in your request.
City authorization is subject to evolving public health and safety guidance. The City may necessarily amend, delay or revoke authorization at any time.