The City of Monroe is offering downtown businesses the opportunity to set up a temporary Sidewalk Cafe!

Monroe is committed to the revitalization and reestablishment of Monroe's downtown area as a vital economic sector of the City for the community's behalf. To achieve this and to continue to keep a healthy, vibrant downtown, the City has in the recent years, widened certain sidewalks located within the City's downtown and commercial areas which will accommodate both pedestrian traffic and use of the sidewalk area by adjacent businesses. This is all being provided to businesses to increase the vitality of Monroe's downtown and to further advance the City's planning goals of fostering a pedestrian-oriented streetscape for the downtown area.

Of course there is paper work required in order to be compliant with the Monroe Municipal Code; however, no fees are attached to these permits, so it's a win-win situation!!   Please see the application packet below and when you are ready to submit your completed application and required documents, you can email land use here.  

  1. Sidewalk Use permit application packet
  2. MMC Chapter12.30