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May 21, 2020 — Temporary Order on Outdoor Dining Areas

A temporary order is in effect allowing any Eden Prairie business located in a commercial or industrial zone to establish drive-up or drive-thru areas, customer ordering, waiting or pick-up areas, or customer seating or service areas on its property to facilitate safe commercial activity consistent with federal and state orders or guidelines. The temporary outdoor use can occur in parking areas or green space areas without a variance.

No City permits are required for establishing these customer service areas, but operators must prepare a traffic management plan, and provide on-site traffic and operational management. Customer waiting, seating or service areas must not impede sidewalk usage nor block disabled persons parking spaces or ramps, or create nuisance conditions for abutting properties. Learn more at

The Planning Division evaluates and regulates development in the City as stipulated in the Comprehensive Guide Plan, City Ordinances and metropolitan policies.

It provides staff services to the City Council, Planning Commission, Conservation Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission and Watershed Districts. These services include the implementation of the Comprehensive Guide Plan, administration of zoning ordinances, development agreements and the review of development plans.

The Planning Division responds to inquiries from residents, developers, businesses and realtors about the guide plan, zoning regulations, demographic trends and development possibilities.

Eden Prairie Development Projects Interactive Map

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Planning Division Staff

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