Outdoor Dining & Retail Expansion - 2021


The City of Westbrook has renewed the Food Service Establishments and Retail Outdoor Expansion Program for 2021 as outlined herein. This program was originally adopted on May 18, 2020 by City Council Order 2020-51.

This program allows businesses to expand dining and retail areas within certain areas of public property not typically permitted for business activity, such as: public areas, parking lots, public right-of-way, and parklets. The City will also allow the expansion of existing outdoor seating previously permitted for use in the public way to increase the number of customers served safely while meeting social distancing requirements. State roads are excluded from this program, as the City does not regulate State rights-of-way. This program is not to create a gathering or social space inconsistent with State COVID-19 guidelines. Gathering in groups will not be permitted in outside areas except as permitted by these regulations; any waiting lines shall meet social distancing requirements.

For any questions or to submit the outdoor expansion application, please contact: Melanie Fernald, Deputy City Clerk at mfernald@westbrook.me.us or by calling 207-591-8109. 

Click here to view the City of Westbrook Food Service Establishments and Retail Outdoor Expansion plan. 

Click here to view the application. 

Click here to view the map of identified downtown expansion areas.