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Planning Commission discusses food cart 'pods'

 

June 8, 2022

Scott Swanson

Food cart pods may be a reality in the near future, city officials say. This sign, in the parking lot next to the Rio Theatre, illustrates that.

Anticipating the arrival of food cart "pods" in Sweet Home, Planning Commission members on Thursday, June 2, addressed the question of whether they should be regulated and how.

"We've had a lot of interest lately in creating food courts with food pods and you know, all of the different food trucks," Associate Planner Angela Clegg said in introducing the topic.

She said the city lacks "criteria" for food pods, while she anticipates two coming to the city for approval.

Clegg said she'd researched what other communities are doing, particularly Albany, which has The Barn at Hickory Station,...



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