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- Downtown Campbell Parklet Program
What’s a parklet?
Conversion of public parking spaces to usable space for temporarily expanded outdoor business operations.
When were parklets installed?
On September 28, 2020, the City installed safety barriers to create parklets in parking stalls on Campbell Avenue between the light rail tracks and just past Third Street. The barriers are a combination of water-filled barriers, concrete k-rails and potted trees.
What happens after the temporary parklet extension expires?
Businesses can apply for a Semi-Permanent parklet. Please visit the dedicated webpage for more information.
Click here: Semi-Permanent Parklet Permit and Grant Guide
How long will parklets be in place?
At its regular meeting on February 15, the City Council authorized the program's extension until March 28, 2023.
Is Campbell Avenue closed to vehicle traffic?
No. Campbell Avenue is open to vehicle traffic while parklets are installed.
Where are the parklets located?
See images of parklet locations by clicking here. Locations are subject to change as the program is evaluated.
Who can use parklets?
Permitted businesses with Encroachment Permits approved by the Public Works Department. View the Parklet Guidelines for details including how to apply for a free Encroachment Permit.
Are on-street parking stalls available?
Yes. On-street parking stalls not converted to parklets will be available for public parking as depicted here.
What safety measures should be followed?
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department provides guidance for businesses and workplaces and more info at its COVID-19 website.
If you have questions or concerns regarding parklets please email EconomicDevelopment@campbellca.gov.
Downtown Business Directory and Map
Outdoor Operations Guidance for Downtown Business Owners
Business Operations on Campbell Avenue
The City has established parklets in designated parking stalls on East Campbell Avenue. Restaurants with Encroachment Permits approved by the Public Works Department may operate in designated parklet areas. View the Parklet Guidelines for details including how to apply for a free Encroachment Permit.
Operations on Public Sidewalks
All permitted businesses in the Downtown area are eligible to expand business operations onto public sidewalks provided that enough space can accommodate outdoor business operations and provide access for pedestrians and people with disabilities. Outdoor business activity may be located beyond the applicant’s occupied tenant space and in front of an adjacent tenant space upon written approval of that tenant. An Outdoor Display (includes all business services) or Outdoor Dining Permit will be required for the creation of or expansion to an existing display/dining area. The application processing fees will be waived. Contact the Community Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. See the Flexible Business Operation Guidelines for more details.
Operations on Private Property
All permitted businesses may expand their operations within private parking lots and private common areas adjacent to their business locations. While no permits are required for outdoor business operations within private parking lots and private common areas, written approval from property owners is required for use of private property. See the Flexible Business Operation Guidelines for more details.
Flexible Business Operation Guidelines in Public Parking Lots
Use and Storage of Heating Devices for Outdoor Business Operations