EVERETT — Go ahead, take it to the street: A new city program lets Everett businesses expand their outdoor seating this summer into city-owned parking stalls.
Launched this week, the city of Everett’s new “Streatery” program is now accepting applications for the free permit.
Restaurants and bars — any Everett business — can apply if they have access to public parking in front of their business.
The permit includes free temporary fencing through the end of October.
Here’s what to do: Complete a one-page online application. The turnaround time from application to fencing delivery is expected to be one week or less, city officials said.
“Business owners are feeling extreme pressure to keep customers and staff safe while trying to make ends meet. With the latest rollbacks, I fear some businesses may feel like giving up,” said Dan Eernissee, Everett’s economic development director.
Everett Streatery is a “free, simple program that will keep us safe and businesses can implement it immediately,” Eernissee said.
The program was developed by Everett’s economic development and traffic engineering teams in partnership with the Downtown Everett Association in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan rollbacks, which added restrictions for bars and restaurants.
To apply, go to everettwa.gov/streatery.