Pop Ups and Patios

At the April 19, 2021 Council meeting, Council approved Bylaw 23/2020, being amendment 18 to Traffic Bylaw 18/2005. The amendment extends previously approved changes to Traffic Bylaw 18/2005 that established a temporary permitting process enabling businesses to set up minor patios and sidewalk retail pop-ups on City-owned land. It also waives related development permit fees for temporary patios in support of businesses operating outdoor patios on private land. 

  • The permitting process for minor patios and retail pop-ups is a temporary measure in place until October 17, 2021, unless otherwise extended by Council resolution. 
  • The process is available to any business in downtown St. Albert and permits unfenced minor patios and retail pop-ups abutting right up to store-fronts on City-owned public property. 
  • Alcohol sales may be permitted subject to full compliance to AGLC requirements, and the permitted area being directly adjacent and connected to the building. 
  • There were no fees for permits. 
  • This will not be done on a cost-sharing basis; therefore, any costs incurred for the set-up of a minor patio or sidewalk retail pop-up will be borne fully by the businesses themselves. 

Those businesses interested in pursuing the installation of a temporary patio on private property, are required to obtain the necessary permit(s), and comply with the provisions of Land Use Bylaw 9/2005. 

You can find more information on the Development Applications and Forms page.

For More Information

Application Form

Guidelines for sidewalk pop-ups and minor patios

Traffic Accommodation Plan (TAP)

Related Pages

Last edited: April 20, 2021