Until the population is vaccinated, it is very likely our restaurants will continue to rely on offering outdoor dining options over the coming year. As we did in 2020, the City will be accepting “temporary use permit applications” for outdoor dining areas in 2021 at NO cost to restaurant owners. To acquire your 2021 permit, we are asking all restaurant owners to fill out an application (see link below), and provide the City with a site plan (i.e., a drawing) to show where the outdoor dining will be on your property, how it will operate, whether you’ll have tents, etc. If no changes are proposed from a 2020 approval, please denote such on the application to simplify your submittal and speed up our review. Once received, your application will become a top priority of City staff to review and approve. Whenever possible, we will strive to process your request within one or two business days. Importantly, the operation of your restaurant is and will continue to be your responsibility (and must meet MDH, Ramsey County, and State Safety Guidelines). The City’s quick review will focus primarily on public safety issues.
To begin the application process for 2021, please fill out the application and provide a site plan that includes the noted information (or state there will be no change from a previous approval). Your best drawing will be acceptable. Once ready, scan and email your application materials to Trevor at Trevor.Hamdorf@newbrightonmn.gov. Simultaneously, please put the signed copy of the application form in the mail, and send it to the following address:
Temporary Outdoor Dining Program
Care of Trevor Hamdorf
785 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
Should you have any questions about any of the above, please do not hesitate to reach out as we are ready to assist in any way we can – your success and recovery is our top priority.