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Planning & Zoning

Temporary Use Permit - Outdoor Activities
The City of Arcadia has issued a Proclamation, effective immediately, to allow expanded  outdoor seating for businesses during the COVID-19 local emergency.  Businesses may now obtain a no-fee permit to  expand customer seating onto public sidewalks, private parking lots and walkways, and other areas  adjacent to their place of business. Restaurants and other businesses may apply for one of the following applications to provide additional customer seating  or staging areas.    

      Temporary Use Permit - Outdoor Activities (TUP-OA) – Temporary Dining or Uses on Private Property     
      Incidental Outdoor Dining – Permanent Dining Area on Private Property 
      Sidewalk Dining Temporary Seating or Dining on the City’s Sidewalk

Supplemental Application Materials & Resources:

Arcadia Fire Department Temporary Permit - Tents/Canopies (Fee waived if included as a part of TUP-OA Permit)
Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Temporary Catering Authorization- Businesses who are currently licensed by ABC can apply to temporarily expand their licensed area to designated outdoor seating areas adjacent to the business.
Los Angeles County Public Health Protocols for Reopening

Plans for seating will be reviewed to ensure the safety of customers and that required social distancing protocols can be met. The City will re-examine the need for this program on an on-going basis. Please email completed applications and attachments to Planning@ArcadiaCA.gov, or contact the Planning Division at (626) 574-5423 for more information. 

The Planning Division is open to the public during our regular business hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on alternate Fridays from 7:30  a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

 The Planning Division is responsible for a number of aspects related to the development of the City of Arcadia, including:

  • Assisting property owners, architects, and developers with their building projects and providing information and assistance with respect to zoning, development and use regulations.
  • Administering State and local regulations governing planning and development practices.
  • Assisting the Fire, Police, and Library departments in their design efforts.
  • Working with the Planning Commission, the City Council, and citizens in establishing long-range objectives, goals and policies as they relate to  development in the City of Arcadia.

Lisa Flores

Planning & Community
Development Administrator
(626) 574-5445 


Jeramie Brogan
Office Coordinator
(626) 574-5423

Luis Torrico
Senior Planner
(626) 574-5442 

Christine Song
Associate Planner
(626) 574-5447
Vanessa Quiroz
Associate Planner
(626) 574-5422

Edwin Arreola
Assistant Planner
(626) 821-4334
Published: July 27, 2021