New easy temporary patio procedures for restaurants
On May 11, 2020, City Council unanimously approved the COVID-19 relief package to support temporary outdoor patios. City Administration developed a new process to support local establishments for approvals of temporary patios on public lands, as well as additional measures to process applications for those residing on private property.
A temporary permission will be issued at no cost for an outdoor temporary patio. Existing patios on public lands will not be charged for the 2020 season.
Businesses must call the Planning & Development at 403-268-5311 to request a temporary patio.
The Community Planning team determines the need for a development permit or temporary permission:
- A development permit is required if the patio is on private property.
- A temporary permission is required if the patio is on public property or city-owned land.
- Both are required if the patio will straddle private and public property.
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