As we roll closer to spring, Saskatoon’s Planning and Operations Committee will consider a proposal next week for a one-year On-Street Mobile Food Truck Pilot Program.
The pilot program, which is slated to launch in May of this year, will see food trucks in operation over a one-year period while the new policies and procedures are evaluated.
The proposal outlines the specifics about where a food truck can and cannot park, which were determined through examining policies in other cites—Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary—with established food trucks. Some prohibited street locations include:
- Within 30 metres of an existing restaurant or food establishment
- Within 30 metres of a park concession
- Within 150 metres of a special event or festival
- Within residential zoning districts and streets adjacent to residential zoning districts
Check out the maps provided by the city below:
Some other policies presented in the report are:
- $500 license fee, plus a $95 licensing fee is required for the base of operations (your home or otherwise)
- Trucks will be allowed to place a custom parking meter hood when parked. The hood will cost $60 and hooding a meter can cost more than $2,300.
- Mobile trucks “must be aesthetically pleasing in appearance, clean and well lit,” be no more than 8,000 kilograms in weight, 2.5 metres in width and 9.75 metres in length.
The Planning and Operations Committee meets Tuesday March 12 to review and discuss the plan.