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The Open Air Beaverton program enjoyed strong support this summer and businesses and customers have requested that it continue into fall / winter and through next spring / summer.
Therefore, the Open Air Beaverton Program will last until further notice.
The program is for eating / drinking establishments, recreational uses, personal services and retail businesses.
Businesses city-wide may temporarily expand into private parking lots. Businesses in Old Town and Beaverton Central may apply to temporarily expand into public street parking spaces.
1st Street Dining Commons enjoyed strong support this summer and businesses and customers have requested that it continue into fall / winter and through next spring / summer. The 1st Street Dining Commons is anticipated to last until further notice.
Tents, canopies and any temporary weather covering must be fire-rated for safety, meaning it must be NFPA-701 or CPAi-84 certified. This certification is usually sewn or affixed to the covering.
A catalytic heater is a flameless heater, such as a space heater. They can be electric or gas.
Fire pits are allowed in certain areas only and in compliance with the fire code. Due to smoke and safety concerns, wood fire pits are not allowed under tents or canopies or allowed in public rights of way.
A pop up tent or canopy is defined as a small, portable tent or canopy that is easy to assemble, with a collapsible frame that springs into functional position.
In most cases, yes. However, side walls may restrict air flow necessary for health, block vehicular visibility and affect the location of heating devices or otherwise conflict with the fire code. Therefore, if not otherwise restricted, it is recommended that 50% of the tent or canopy be left open for air flow.
That depends on what you want to do and where you want to do it. If you are looking to establish an outdoor expansion on a private parking lot, you can do that without approval, as long as some requirements are met. If you are looking to expand outdoors in the public right of way or involve most kinds of tents and heaters, you will need written approval from the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and a permit from the City of Beaverton. These approvals could take 1-2 weeks.
There is no fee to apply for an Open Air Beaverton permit.
No, the City of Beaverton does not provide such a list.
Orange barriers are provided for free by the City for permittees in public street parking spaces.