Restaurant + Retail Outdoor Expansion Program

The Restaurant & Retail Outdoor Expansion Guidebook was created by the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Department to assist restaurant and retail establishments in navigating all necessary regulations and requirements as they move forward to re-open existing outdoor seating or expand to new outdoor seating areas, as permitted within Phase 2 of the NY Forward: Reopening New York guidelines.

All businesses wishing to expand and create new outdoor dining or retail areas MUST submit a Restaurant & Retail Outdoor Expansion Certification Request Form and site sketch to the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Department. You may email your form and sketch to [email protected] or drop-off hard copies of your materials at dropbox in front of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department. There is no fee associated with this request.

Please view the following guidance webinar for a brief 30-minute explanation of the document, including live Q+A with local business owners.

If you have any questions regarding the City of Poughkeepsie Restaurant & Retail Outdoor Expansion please contact the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Department by emailing Natalie Quinn at [email protected] or calling (845) 451-4047.