Businesses in the Park and Webster Street Business Improvement Areas (BIAs):
Are allowed to set up outdoor dining, retail and services following the conditions outlined in the Outdoor Commercial Usage Conditions (find link below). No plans, permits or insurance documents are required in these areas, since all businesses are covered by the BIAs' encroachment permits. A minimum of eight feet of clear space for walking must be maintained along Park and Webster Streets, and six feet on the side streets.
For Businesses within all other commercial areas of Alameda:
The sidewalk may be used for outdoor dining, retail and services with an approved Sidewalk Usage Encroachment Permit. A minimum of six feet of clear space for walking must always be maintained.
Permit Application and Outdoor Commercial Usage Conditions Guidance:
Go to Public Works webpage. Click "Permits" tab, and then find documents under "COVID 19: Outdoor Retail, Services and Dining."