Outdoor Dining & Retail Expansion


The City of Westbrook has proposed a plan to assist Westbrook’s restaurants, food service establishments, and retail establishments that are scheduled to open as of June 1, 2020 as allowed by Governor Janet Mills’ Restarting Maines Economy phased plan.

This proposal 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 rights-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 proposal is not to create a gathering or social space. Gathering in groups will not be permitted in outside areas, expect as allowed by these regulations; any waiting lines shall meet social distancing requirements.

For any questions or to submit the outdoor expansion application, please contact: Ashley Rand, Deputy Director of Economic Development at arand@westbrook.me.us or by calling 207-591-8111. 

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. 

Click here to view the State of Maine’s Restarting Maines Economy Restaurants Checklist.