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PACIFIC GROVE       

Economic Development

NEW! The City is excited to announce the Parklet Program, allowing businesses to utilize parking spaces to improve business in a safe environment. For further information regarding permitting, costs and guidelines, please View Brochure Here.

NEW! As of May 21, 2020, the City is waiving Sidewalk Dining permit application fees. The City's goal is to encourage and promote sidewalk dining to help improve the local business economy, create a more urban pedestrian environment, and promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare. For more information on Sidwalk Dining and the license application Click Here.

The City is here to facilitate and looking forward to our City's restaurants re-opening when allowed by the Monterey County Health Officer.

The City is waiving fees and hearings for the following:

  • Sidewalk Dining permits; which allow dining on the sidewalk
  • Encroachment permits; that allow for reservation of parking spaces to facilitate curbside pick up for take-out service;
  • Administrative Use permits, to allow temporary outdoor dining on private property.
  • Parklet Program, to allow outdoor dining in City parking space. 

Please let Laurel O’Halloran, Associate Planner, know if you have any questions or need any assistance with these forms. Laurel can be reached at (831) 648-3189.

The Economic Development Division of the Community Development Department is charged with improving the City's business and economic environment by providing the framework for developing and maintaining a viable business community within the City of Pacific Grove that serves the needs of both residents and visitors alike, while providing the tax base upon which our City government depends to fund its programs, services, infrastructure, and public facilities.

click to view the reopening toolkit for restaurants and food facilities covid-19 guidelines
(Click the image to view the full PDF)