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CL- 2126 New Business   Item #:   D.    
City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 06/04/2019  
Subject:    Request for a Special Use Permit for Indoor Recreation at 750 Main Street.
From: Kenneth C. Gillie, Jr.

COUNCIL ACTION
Business Meeting:     06/04/2019
SUMMARY
A request has been filed by John Grothe requesting a Special Use Permit for indoor recreation in accordance with Article 3.K, Section C, Item 5 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986 as amended at 750 Main Street, otherwise known as Grid 1716, Block 006, Parcel 000035 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map. The applicant is proposing to reuse an existing building for indoor axe-throwing and event space.
BACKGROUND
An application has been filed by John Grothe, requesting to rezone 750 Main Street from N-C, Neighborhood Commercial District to CB-C, Central Business Commercial District. This request is also accompanied by a Special Use Permit request to allow indoor recreation. The applicant wishes to operate a restaurant, provide commercial kitchen space for use by local businesses, and provide an indoor axe-throwing establishment. At some point in the future, the applicant has also indicated a desire to convert part of the building into residential units.
 
The current N-C District does not permit any of the proposed uses by right. However, the N-C District does permit most of these uses by Special Use Permit. The only non-permitted use is the potential residential units, which is not currently being discussed. In the proposed CB-C District, the restaurant, commercial kitchen, and possible residential units are permitted by right. However, a Special Use Permit is still required for any indoor-recreation. The proposed zoning district better reflects the proposed uses of property.

At their meeting of May 13, 2019 the Planning Commission voted 6-0 (Commissioner Garrison absent) to recommend approval subject to the following conditions:
  1. The hours of outdoor entertainment are to be limited between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Saturday;
  2. The site shall continue to have at least thirteen (13) on-site parking spaces, one (1) of which shall be handicap parking;
  3. The site shall contain bicycle parking sufficient for a total of at least three (3) bicycles, preferably covered; and
  4. There shall be no operation between 1:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that City Council adopt an Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit for indoor recreation in accordance with Article 3.K, Section C, Item 5 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986 as amended at 750 Main Street, otherwise known as Grid 1716, Block 006, Parcel 000035 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map subject to the following conditions:
  1. The hours of outdoor entertainment are to be limited between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Saturday;
  2. The site shall continue to have at least thirteen (13) on-site parking spaces, one (1) of which shall be handicap parking;
  3. The site shall contain bicycle parking sufficient for a total of at least three (3) bicycles, preferably covered; and
  4. There shall be no operation between 1:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

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