The City of Kirkland has taken several actions to help local businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19, including:
- Establishing an "Evenings on Park Lane" Application for Sidewalk Cafés: Temporary Park Lane Street Use Permit Application Form (PDF-149k)
- Designating temporary pick-up/take-out parking stalls: Temporary Pick-up/Take-out Parking Stalls Application (PDF-132k).
- Coming soon: Application for Kirkland restaurants to expand outdoor seating into adjoining on-street parking stalls: Temporary "Parklet" Street Use Permit Application Form.
- Enacting a moratorium on commercial evictions for small businesses and nonprofits.
- Launching the (re)STARTUP425 Business Response Team to provide free, one-on-one assistance to small businesses and nonprofits in navigating relief funding opportunities.
- Spearheading the Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund, a grant fund program created by a collaboration between the City, Google, the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, and Banner Bank.
- Allowing for the temporary deferral and suspension of utility charges.
- Easing Sign Code regulations that restrict the use of temporary signs to help essential businesses communicate with their customers.
- Suspending time limitations for downtown parking and implemented free parking at City-owned lots to help with curb-side pickup of carry out food. *NOTE: Parking is being enforced in Marina Park.
- Implementing a Human Services Stabilization Initiative to support our human services providers.
- Producing and mailing a COVID-19 resource packet to all licensed Kirkland businesses.
We will continue to update this webpage with additional information and resources available to Kirkland businesses and nonprofits.
This information is being provided to you by the City of Kirkland for informational purposes only. The City makes no specific representations or endorsements with respect to these programs and services.