Land Use Application
Sidewalk Café Seating is Allowed:
• Where a business is conforming with current zoning code
• Where the sidewalk is wide enough for Sidewalk Café Seating
• See Pedestrian Clear Zone requirements (City of Redmond Standard Details DG12)
• Five-feet minimum clear zone. A reduction to 48 inches wide clear zone can be requested with a
detailed justification but will require additional review and processing time.
• Café space is limited to the space adjacent to the front of the establishment.
• Fencing is optional, pavement demarcations are required for all café seating areas which are provided
by the City at time of approved site area inspection.
Seating in Private Parking Lots is Allowed When:
• The temporary use will not impair the normal, safe, and effective operation of a permanent use on the
• The temporary use will not significantly impact public health, safety or convenience, or create traffic
hazards or congestion, or otherwise interrupt or interfere with the normal conduct or uses and activities
in the vicinity.
• The temporary use will not be materially detrimental to the surrounding uses in terms of traffic, noise,
and other external effects.
General Condition of Private Parking Conversation to Outdoor Café Seating:
• A temporary use conducted in a parking facility shall not occupy or remove from availability more than 25
percent of the spaces required for the permanent use.
• Each site occupied by a temporary use must provide or have available enough parking and vehicular
maneuvering area for customers or other users. Such parking need not comply with
RZC 21.40.010.G, Parking and Storage of Recreational, Utility, and Commercial Vehicles and Vessels in
Residential Neighborhoods, but must provide safe and efficient interior circulation and ingress and egress
to and from public rights-of-way.
• The temporary use shall comply with all applicable standards of the Seattle-King County Health
• All temporary uses shall obtain, prior to occupancy of the site, all applicable City of Redmond permits,
licenses and other approvals (e.g., business license, building permit, administrative approvals, etc.).
• The applicant for a temporary use shall supply written authorization from the owner of the property on
which the temporary use is located.
• Each site occupied by a temporary use shall be left free of debris, litter, or other evidence of the temporary
use upon completion of removal of the use.
• All materials, structures, and products related to the temporary use must be removed from the premises
between days of operation on the site, provided that materials, structures, and products related to the
temporary use may be left on-site overnight between consecutive days of operation. By virtue of having
been in consistent operation prior to the existence of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the open air
craft and farmers market operation, commonly known as the Saturday Market, shall be allowed to store
structures on-site between weekly activity of the market, but such structures must be reviewed by
the Administrator annually and permission to leave them in place between market sessions may be
denied if they become a visual blight, safety, or health problem. They shall be removed at the end of the
• Additional conditions may be established as necessary to ensure land use compatibility and to minimize
potential impacts on nearby uses. These include, but are not limited to, time and frequency of operation,
temporary arrangements for parking and traffic circulation, requirement for screening or enclosure, and
guarantees for site restoration and cleanup following temporary uses.
Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Conditions and Requirements