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Apply to Expand Your Dine-In Restaurant Space

The County of Sacramento is approved to move to Stage 2 of the Governor’s Roadmap for Reopening. This means that restaurants in the City of Rancho Cordova can re-open for dine-in customers.

There are strict guidelines for re-opening to mitigate a resurgence of COVID-19/coronavirus, and these involve, among other requirements, ensuring that diners are spaced six feet apart. We will require our restaurants to follow these and all of the reopening guidelines to keep people healthy and safe. 

However, we also know that these guidelines will result in less capacity for dine-in, and we want to help you solve that!

The City of Rancho Cordova wants to work with you to:

  • Allow temporary closure of certain spaces at your business site, such as parking areas, drive aisles, etc. to create additional dine-in seating that follows the six-foot spacing requirement.
  • Not count this additional outdoor seating towards city parking requirements.
  • Review your outdoor seating plan free of charge.

How Do I Apply or Learn More?

Click here to read the Local Emergency Order or download a flier for this program here

If you’re interested in creating Al Fresco dining for your restaurant to create additional dine-in capacity, download an application and contact the city's Economic Development team at EconDev@CityofRanchoCordova.org or contact: 

Amanda Norton
916.851.8783
anorton@CityofRanchoCordova.org

Laura Fickle
916.851.8782
lfickle@CityofRanchoCordova.org

Free Consultation Services  

In an effort to ensure our businesses have direct access to professional assistance during this time, the City of Rancho Cordova and the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce are teaming up with professional business consultants to form the Rancho Cordova Business Action Team. This team is now offering free consultation services to businesses in Rancho Cordova.

Schedule an appointment to speak with a professional business consultant by contacting the city’s Economic Development team at EconDev@cityofranchocordova.org. Consultation services are being offered by John Krueger, founder and CEO of National Real Estate Market Advisors and Sr. Vice President of Site Expansion Services at Colliers International, and Chuck Wolfe, President of Claggett Wolfe Associates.

Emergency Investment and Relief Program

The Rancho Cordova City Council approved $1 million in funds for very low-interest loans to local businesses affected by COVID-19/coronavirus. The city will partner with Lift Investing to direct $1 million of its existing investment accounts into a community financial institution that will then provide very low-interest loans with deferred principal and interest payments for the first three to six months to local businesses to help them retain or create jobs. Apply now

Resource Toolkit

The City of Rancho Cordova has created a resource toolkit to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19/coronavirus. View it here.

State and County Health Order Information for Businesses

Click here for a fact sheet on information for businesses in the City of Rancho Cordova on COVID-19/coronavirus State and County Orders.

Temporary Moratorium on the Evictions of Residential and Commercial Tenants

On March 27, 2020, the City Council voted in favor of halting evictions for residential and commercial tenants during this crisis. Read the commercial urgency ordinance here. Click here for a fact sheet on the temporary moratorium.

Business Q&A with Mayor David Sander, Ph.D.

On March 26, 2020, Mayor David Sander, Ph.D. answere questions from our Rancho Cordova businesses relating to COVID-19/Coronavirus. Watch the Q&A here.

Development Services Team Support

The City of Rancho Cordova's Development Services Team is available to process your project entitlements, permits and inspections. Learn more

Open for Business List

The City of Rancho Cordova has created a list of businesses that remain open in Rancho Cordova to encourage our community to buy local. Check out the list here to see if your business is listed. If you have any edits to your business listing or a business addition, please email the city here