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Session two presentations: A Cart on Every Corner? Urban Public Space, City Policy and the Informal/Formal Business Model Session two presentations: A Cart on Every Corner? Urban Public Space, City Policy and the Informal/Formal Business Model Presentation Transcript

  • Portland food carts San Francisco Street Food Conference: La Cocina August 2010
  • the food cart scene  40% increase in the # of food carts in the past 2 years.  Today there are well over 450 food carts—from mobile to stationary; concentrated downtown, but growing in our urban neighborhoods  They provide food choices from every continent and almost every food group  They have a dedicated website— www.foodcartportland.com, but no organized voice  Offer interim uses on vacant lots, underutilized sites, and Brownfields; they tend to locate on surface parking lots downtown.
  • An example of the growth… Before (2008)… 4 carts
  • Today… 20 food carts!
  • …an old church in 1984 on Mississippi St.
  • Today…pegged, the Mississippi Marketplace anchored by a bar and 10 food carts…likely bedfellows! Beer and food! Or is it, food then beer!
  • Alberta Street Main Street
  • Vacant lot reuse along Alberta
  • Alberta Street
  • Greeley Street Main Street… brownfield reuse
  • Downtown Food Carts…activating the streets (what a juxtaposition!)
  • Property owners advertising for food carts
  • Innovation in the field…
  • Regulatory framework  Multnomah County food handlers license --$10  Bureau of Development Services-permit review-$ Depends  Transportation Bureau— sidewalk vending--$ too much  Food Cart Vending--Priceless
  • Food cart economics No. No. of Avg SF Total Avg Total Avg Total Annual of Jobs per Cart SF Monthly Yearly Annual Annual Revenue Carts Rent Rent Revenue Revenue per SF High 461 1844 200 92200 $550 $253550 $50000 $23 $250 Estimate Million Low 461 461 130 59930 $300 $138300 $30000 $13.8 $230 Estimate Million Pre- 370 555 150 55500 $500 $185000 $30000 $11.1 $200 recession Million Average Revenue for the City: $0 unless the food cart grosses more than $50k a year…benefits come from the vitality, tourism, developing entreprenuers,re-thinking urban spaces, especially vacant, underutilized, Brownfields, etc.
  • Food Cartology : rethinking urban spaces as people places  Group of PSU students partnered with the Bureau of Planning:  Two issues: study the effects of food carts on street vitality and neighborhood livability and the community economic development role of these food carts  Inform the Planning Bureau of the growing industry to include in policy discussions around the Portland Plan
  • Recommendations  Set of recommendations included:  Indentifying additional locations for food carts--As properties develop the city should be proactive in creating partnerships with developers, public and private property owners, and other organizations  Increase awareness of informational resources—connect these micro-entrepreneurs with existing programs-- Mercycorp NW, Hacienda CDC, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Portland Development Commission, VOZ Day Labor Center  Promote innovative design elements that support food carts-- Street amenities, design regulations for right-of-way push carts
  • Thank you! The Food Cartology study could be found at: www.portlandonline.com/bps/index.cfm?a=200738&c=47477 Portland Food Cart Resources Link: http://www.portlandonline.com/bps/index.cfm?c=52798 For more information: Alma Flores Economic Planner City of Portland, Planning and Sustainability 503.823.7801 alma.flores@portlandoregon.gov
  • A Cart on Every Corner? Urban Public Space, City Policy and the Informal/Formal Business Model Greg Smith City of Atlanta, Urban Design Commission
  • Vendors in Oakland 1998- 2010 1st Pushcart Vendor Association in the Country 1st Ordinance Created www.laplacita.info 1
  • Pilot Program • It began as a Pilot Program in 2001 • City Boundaries -District 5 • City, Health Department & Community • Main reason for program to allow low income people to begin their business 2
  • Ordinance was approved 2004 – 2010 • Doors opened to allow 60 vendors in the City of Oakland • the bulk of the vendors stayed with in the pilot program area (District 5 Fruitvale ) • New problem No real tracking process 90 unpermitted vendors Insensitive inspectors & police • 2008 – 2010 – working with city officials to break barriers within the ordinance: OPD established guidelines to better understand permits Opening ordinance for review Reestablishing priorities with in the vendors & city tracking system » Pushcart food vending pilot program » www.municode.com - OMC Chapter 5.49 Under business taxes, permits & regulations 3
  • Requirements • Any new or existing pushcart food vendor who desires to vend in the city of Oakland shall apply for and obtain a pushcart food vending permit prior to conducting pushcart food vending. It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, or solicit offers to purchase food from a pushcart in the program area without first obtaining a pushcart food vending permit from the Building Division. All applicants shall be required to submit the following information in order to qualify for a pushcart food vending permit. • A. The applicant shall obtain a pushcart food vending permit application from the city of Oakland Building Services Division. • B. In order for the pushcart food vending permit application to be deemed complete, the applicant shall provide the Building Division with the following: • 1. Completed pushcart food vending permit application; • 2. Mailing address for notification; • 3. Legal names of pushcart food vending business owner/operator; • 4. Proof of valid city of Oakland Business Tax Certificate; • 5. Proof of valid county of Alameda Health Agency, Environmental Health Services Health Permit; • 6. Photocopy of valid California Drivers License for business owner/operator; • 7. Four photographs (showing different views) of the pushcart; • 8. Sample or rendering or photograph of advertising signs; and • 9. An application fee per the city of Oakland master fee schedule. A permit fee per the city of Oakland master fee schedule shall be paid prior to issuance of the permit. The application fee shall be credited toward payment of the permit fee. A late fee will be assessed per the city of Oakland master fee schedule if the annual renewal is not paid in a timely manner. • 10. If a vendor proposes to vend from a single location for more than four consecutive hours at a time, the vendor must identify the location and an available restroom to be used by the vendor, and written permission to use the bathroom from its owner. • C. The building division shall issue up to sixty (60) permits. Permit issuance will be prioritized as follows: • 1. Holders of Alameda Health Agency, Environmental Health Services Health Permits will be given priority for available permits. • 2. Permit applications shall be accepted and deemed complete on a first-come, first-served basis. • 3. Upon issuance of sixty (60) permits, the Building Division will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis for entry onto a permit waiting list. Should a permit be revoked or otherwise become available, the first applicant on the permit waiting list shall be contacted immediately and offered the available permit. • 4. At no time shall more than sixty (60) permits be active. • 5. The permit applicant shall obtain the permit within fourteen (14) days of permit availability or said permit application shall expire. 4
  • Pros & Cons Pros Cons • Limits amount • Creates Boundaries 60 push carts • Opens doors to unpermitted • Provides City Revenue vendors – city permit-$455.00 – Business License - $30.00 • City can raise permit cost Zoning Clearance - $35.00 – every budget cycle • Creates new Business Owner • Allows Low Income People to become Micro –Businesses • No Restaurant Owned Pushcarts 5
  • Pushcarts 1998 2010 6
  • La Placita Commissary www.laplacita.info • For Profit Commercial Kitchen/ managed by Rising Sun Entrepreneurs , LLC 2375 Fruitvale Ave. Oakland, CA 94601 7
  • 2010 Food Festival Conference Presentation MADISON, WISCONSIN
  • Madison, Wisconsin Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Wisconsin Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Isthmus - Panama Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Isthmus A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses. Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • 1800s Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Population  232,581  Includes 40,000 UW students Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Madison’s Doing OK 2008 Bizjournals – Nation’s Smartest City (49.7 adult residents have a bachelors degree or better) Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Madison’s Doing OK 2009 Kiplinger – 7th Best City to Live and Work Newsmax Magazine – Most Unique American Cities & Towns Midwest Living Magazine – #1 Midwest Food Town National Geographic – America’s Best Adventure Towns Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Madison’s Doing OK 2010 Forbes – Top Ten Most Innovative Cities CNN Money – 20th Best Place to Launch a Business Parenting.com – 3rd Best City for Families Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • State Street Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Downtown Madison Then & Now  State Street  Pedestrian traffic  Pearl Street in Boulder CO Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Downtown Madison Then & Now  1960’s and 70’s  Revitalize Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • State Street Then & Now  700 and 800 blocks ped mall 1975. Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Downtown Madison Then & Now  Busses, delivery trucks and city vehicles  Today Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Mall/Concourse Vending Area  Name and a perimeter  State St Ped Mall/Cap  Desirable Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Mall/Concourse Food Cart Design  Public sidewalk  Public electricity Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Mall/Concourse Food Cart Design  Max size  56 sq, 10% variance  12 x 10, exceptions  Unique Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Food Review Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Scoresheet Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Rank-ordered List Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Saturdays only Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • The Library Mall Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Capitol Square - Weekdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Saturdays Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Saturday Only Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Saturday Only Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Regulation  1980’s ord  Growing #  1st committee  26/26/7 Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Vending Oversight Committee  July 1998  VOC  Staff  Once a month Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Enforcement  MPD  Primary enforcement  Tickets  Well-trained  ½ time perm  His job  Edu 1st  3 tickets: VOC ( 5 times) Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Vendor Monitor Inspection Report Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Health Department  Health sans  Mobile Cart Permit  Mobile Base Kitchen Permit – stored & prepared  Site assignments Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Weather Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010
  • Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator • City of Madison, Wisconsin 9/1/2010