Items Types:
Economic Development
For Meeting of:
May 11, 2020
District: ALL From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Temporary Use Permit Program for Certain Temporary Signs, Outdoor Sales & Restaurant Seating, and Small Tents (Citywide)(COVID Economic Recovery Initiative)


The attached Planning Official determination outlines a program approved by  Temporary Use Permit for temporary signs and operations available to our businesses without a permit, which will further our businesses’ ability to operate in a safe way during the COVID pandemic, including:

1. Temporary Signage: A-Frame/Menu Board, Flag and Banner signs

2. Outdoor Retail Sales & Restaurant Seating

3. Small Tents to expand outdoor operations


In addition to the above, this Council item seeks authorization for the following according to the guidance established in the determination:


4. The above operations within City rights-of-way (i.e. on sidewalks)



Only the Council may allow these activities within City rights of way, specifically for food and merchandise sales, per Section 54.27-1(f) of the Municipal Code.  This package is part of a larger coordinated City of Orlando "COVID Economic Recovery Initiative" effort that is being advanced in phases with State requirements.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: n/a

Recommended Action:

Acceptance of the Planning Official determination for temporary signs, outdoor sales and restaurant seating, and small tents, and Council authorization for the use of the City’s rights-of-way consistent with the elements of this program.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Jason Burton, Asst City Planning Division Manager, and Sarah Taitt, Asst City Attorney II
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 5/1/2020 11:46 AM
City Clerk 5/1/2020 12:37 PM

Name: Description: Type:
Temporary_Use_Permit_-_Temp_Signs__Outdoor_Operations____Tents_(FINAL).pdf Temporary Use Permit - Temp Signs, Outdoor Operations, & Tents (FINAL) Backup Material

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