Business Support

Business Support

(Updated Aug. 10, 2020)

The City of Eugene has created a specialized Business Help Team to assist employers as they seek to keep their businesses afloat by answering questions about financing options, reopening guidelines and other topics. The team is working to be flexible to meet the needs of different businesses as rules change and needs evolve.

  1. Business Recovery Strategies
  2. Oregon Rules and Guidance on Reopening
  3. Federal CARES Act & Other Disaster Relief
  4. Layoffs
  5. Additional Resources

Business Recovery Strategies

Park Space Available for Outdoor Fitness Classes

Parks and Open Space is adapting the low-cost park rental program to make it easier for local businesses and organizations to rent spaces for health and fitness activities.

If approved, businesses can reserve space for up to two hours per day, five days a week for $40 per month. The standard $150 deposit has been temporarily waived.

This program will be evaluated on an ongoing basis to determine whether it is having a positive impact on long-term recovery efforts. Security deposits will be waived through at least October 15, 2020.

Learn more about the Park Rental Program.

Streatery Program

Broadway between Willamette and Olive is closed to traffic to offer restaurants expanded cafe seatin

Local restaurants can now apply for a permit to expand their serving space into the public right of way and parking spaces to increasing capacity while accommodating safe physical distancing. 

Broadway Streatery

Beginning July 16, the section of East Broadway between Willamette and Olive streets was closed to motor vehicle traffic to enable expanded café seating for area bars and restaurants. This is a temporary measure to support business activity, safe social gathering and community recovery in response to COVID-19. The City of Eugene is working directly with the business owners on this section of Broadway, who are all supportive of this arrangement. The initiative will be evaluated on an ongoing basis to determine whether it is having a positive impact for downtown Eugene and our community as whole. If it is successful, the Broadway Streatery will remain open until at least October 31, 2020.Read more about the Broadway Streatery.

Kesey Square “Food Hall” Reopened

As part of the City’s reopening and recovery efforts, the Downtown Ambassadors have re-opened Kesey Square to offer space for the public to sit, eat lunch and order food from downtown restaurants and food carts. Tables and chairs are out from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and sanitized regularly, spaced 6-feet apart. Masks are required when physical distancing is not possible. The City looks forward to welcoming the community downtown!

Parking Accommodations to Support Carry-Out Customers and Delivery Companies

City of Eugene’s Parking Services created a new service for restaurants and business owners open for carry-out and delivery orders. Businesses can request the designation of 1-2 parking spots in front of their location to provide a dedicated free parking spot for carry-out customers and/or delivery companies. This service is free for the business and free for the customers. To request this new service please email See a map of the businesses that are using this service.

City Distributed Free KN95 Masks to Support Local Small Businesses

The City of Eugene’s Planning and Development received close to 28,000 KN95 masks from Business Oregon to help support local businesses as they reopen and continue serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses with under 50 employees qualified to receive up to 80 free masks. Nearly 20,000 KN95 masks were previously delivered to small businesses in Downtown Eugene. Lane County also received a supply of masks and distributed them throughout the County. They anticipate that more masks will arrive in sometime in the future.