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Ordinance No. 3456 was adopted on Nov. 30, 2020.

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You might have noticed orange and white barriers or tables outside of local bars and restaurants. These are called Streateries! This is a new way for businesses to practice COVID-19 precautions and adhere to guidelines while making their services and products accessible to you.

Here's how it works: Stillwater bars and restaurants can apply for a temporary outdoor expansion permit to extend service to outdoor areas such as sidewalks, on-street parking, or private parking lots. The permit was originally offered through an emergency proclamation issued by Mayor Joyce. On Nov. 30, 2020, Mayor Joyce signed an amendment that extends the temporary order until Ordinance No. 3456 can go into effect.

Eligibility, application requirements and operation requirements are outlined in the August 20 proclamation. Apply for the permit at http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/612.

Check back here for progress updates as the City works on long-term implementation of Streateries.


Why are we doing this?

Stillwater City Council and Mayor Joyce have enacted a variety of guidelines and requirements for businesses to remain open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The introduction of Streateries provides another way for businesses to continue serving Stillwater residents safely.

Streateries:

  • Provide an outdoor dining space for residents
  • Have guidelines for rerouting of sidewalks to maintain flow of pedestrian traffic and safety
  • Allow businesses to cater to more customers while regarding occupancy limits
  • Encourage shopping and dining locally

What should you expect?

  • Sidewalks around town may be rerouted for businesses using the permits. Be aware when walking-- and consider stopping for some outdoor food or drink! #ShopLocal

Here's a look at what other cities are doing with their Streateries:

Examples of Streateries in other cities


We want to hear from you!

As we develop this ordinance, we're looking for ideas and input from you. What do you think? Tell us using the tools below.


About this Page

This page is meant to function as the hub of civic engagement for this project. Feedback is shared with City Council and city staff. Comments made on this page, as well as any comments made to city staff through email, are considered public documents. For questions about this, click on "Who's Listening."

You might have noticed orange and white barriers or tables outside of local bars and restaurants. These are called Streateries! This is a new way for businesses to practice COVID-19 precautions and adhere to guidelines while making their services and products accessible to you.

Here's how it works: Stillwater bars and restaurants can apply for a temporary outdoor expansion permit to extend service to outdoor areas such as sidewalks, on-street parking, or private parking lots. The permit was originally offered through an emergency proclamation issued by Mayor Joyce. On Nov. 30, 2020, Mayor Joyce signed an amendment that extends the temporary order until Ordinance No. 3456 can go into effect.

Eligibility, application requirements and operation requirements are outlined in the August 20 proclamation. Apply for the permit at http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/612.

Check back here for progress updates as the City works on long-term implementation of Streateries.


Why are we doing this?

Stillwater City Council and Mayor Joyce have enacted a variety of guidelines and requirements for businesses to remain open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The introduction of Streateries provides another way for businesses to continue serving Stillwater residents safely.

Streateries:

  • Provide an outdoor dining space for residents
  • Have guidelines for rerouting of sidewalks to maintain flow of pedestrian traffic and safety
  • Allow businesses to cater to more customers while regarding occupancy limits
  • Encourage shopping and dining locally

What should you expect?

  • Sidewalks around town may be rerouted for businesses using the permits. Be aware when walking-- and consider stopping for some outdoor food or drink! #ShopLocal

Here's a look at what other cities are doing with their Streateries:

Examples of Streateries in other cities


We want to hear from you!

As we develop this ordinance, we're looking for ideas and input from you. What do you think? Tell us using the tools below.


About this Page

This page is meant to function as the hub of civic engagement for this project. Feedback is shared with City Council and city staff. Comments made on this page, as well as any comments made to city staff through email, are considered public documents. For questions about this, click on "Who's Listening."

Ordinance No. 3456 was adopted on Nov. 30, 2020.

  • Ordinance No. 3456 has been adopted

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    01 Dec 2020

    City Council adopted Ordinance No. 3456 with a vote of 5-0 at the Nov. 30 City Council meeting. A copy of Ordinance No. 3456 can be found in the Documents section on the right hand side of this page.

    If you missed the meeting, you can watch the YouTube replay below. To read the full agenda items and the accompanying reports for this meeting, go to http://stillwater.org/agenda.


  • Mayor Will Joyce signs an amendment to continue making temporary permits for use of public way for outdoor dining available.

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    30 Nov 2020

    Tonight, City Council will consider Ordinance No. 3456, which establishes guidelines for outdoor dining (Streateries) long-term. Today’s signed amendment extends the temporary order until the ordinance can go into effect.

    You can find the Nov. 30, 2020 Proclamation Extending Use of Public Ways in the Documents section on the right hand side of this page.

  • City Council advances Ordinance No. 3456 to second reading

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    17 Nov 2020
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    On Nov. 16, 2020, City Council voted 5-0 to advance Ordinance No. 3456 (Streateries) to second reading.

    City Attorney John Dorman clarified the the ordinance has been recodified to section 23-105 and put into a more readable form since the original reading, but that the ordinance remains substantively the same.

    To view the updated ordinance, visit the Nov. 16 City Council Agenda or look for Ordinance No. 3456 in the Documents section on the right side of this Speak Up Stillwater page.

  • City Council to hold a Public Hearing on Streateries

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    30 Oct 2020

    Want to talk to Council about Streateries? Now's your chance.

    On Monday, November 2, 2020, City Council will hear public comments, discuss and take action (including a vote or a series of votes) regarding a request for a Text Amendment to Chapter 23, Land Development Code, Article XIII, Overlay Districts, Division 2 Special Purpose Overlay District, amending regulations for Section 23-270, Requirements, Section 23-273 Development Standards, and Section 23-274 Duration of Designation (Streateries). This will be agenda item 7b. CC-20-174.

    For more information, view the related text amendment and draft ordinance no. 3456 located on the left side of the City Council Special Meeting Agenda.

    If you would like to speak, you can fill out the Online Request to Speak Form.

    To read the full agenda items and the accompanying reports for this meeting, visit the City of Stillwater's Meeting Agendas & Minutes page.

  • 9/9 Stakeholder meeting recap

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    Community Development Senior Planner Rian Harkins started the meeting by explaining what strEateries are and what they aim to accomplish. His presentation covered the City of Stillwater’s current standards for strEateries, provided examples of what other cities have done, and introduced some potential ideas. Then the floor was opened for input on a variety of topics including: location, duration, materials, ADA accessibility, and maintenance. See the powerpoint under "Key Documents".

    Next Steps

    • Meet with business owners, downtown stakeholders, and other interested parties to develop a long term solution.
    • Assist Downtown Stillwater and its members with place making grant applications.
    • Refine proposed Ordinance 3456.
    • Review text amendment with Planning Commission.
    • Return to Council for approval.


  • Application available: permit to extend outdoor service areas

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    (STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / August 21, 2020) – Applications are now available for permits to temporarily extend outdoor service areas for restaurants and bars. This option comes as part of a new emergency proclamation to authorize the temporary use of certain public ways as a way for businesses to operate effectively yet safely under COVID-19 restrictions.

    View and download the guidelines, application and visual aid below. Submit applications by emailing the completed application to digitals@stillwater.org.

    Permit guidelines

    Click here to download permit guidelines.

    Permit Application

    Click here to download the permit application.

    Sidewalk dimensions visuals

    Click here to download the visual aid (with sidewalk dimensions).

    Click here to download the visual aid (without sidewalk dimensions).

    Eligibility, application requirements and operation requirements are outlined in the August 20 proclamation.

    >> Download and view the Aug. 20 proclamation