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|June 10, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting|
18. Petition of Marguerite Seckman (Agent) on Behalf of Starland Partners II, LLC (Owner) for a Special Use Permit to Allow Alcohol Sales in Association with a Restaurant for 2418 Desoto Avenue, Between West 41st Street and West 42nd Street, (PIN 20065 47011) Aldermanic District 2 File No. 21-000499-ZA
Marguerite Seckman (Agent) for Starland Partners II LLC (Owner) is requesting approval of a Special Use Permit to establish a restaurant with alcohol sales. As outlined in Sec. 3.10 of the Zoning Ordinance, the special use permit process includes consideration by the Planning Commission and then the Mayor and Aldermen. Additional conditions, restrictions and safeguards may be imposed by Mayor and Aldermen on the special use approval to protect public health, safety and welfare.
The subject property is located at 2418 Desoto Avenue (PIN 20065 47011) between West 41st Street and West 42nd Street in the Metropolitan Neighborhood. The parcel is developed as a unit within a mixed-use development that fronts along Bull Street and Desoto Avenue.The property consists of a ground floor coffee shop operating as “Superbloom” with no residential or retail above the location. It has operated previously as a retail space. The property is within the TC-1 zoning district.
The Special Use Permit provisions of the Zoning Ordinance are designed to allow the reviewing authorities to consider the establishment of uses in zoning districts, where the use may be appropriate but should not be allowed by right. In review of the standards, it appears that the subject property and proposed use meet the requirements.
This portion of the Metropolitan District—part of the Starland District—is developed with a mix of uses and has seen significant investment within the past five years. The uses include retail, restaurants, residential, office, studio/gallery, brewery, and food truck court. While residential uses are in close proximity, they coexist as part of a mixed-use development pattern within the neighborhood and mixed-use buildings at the subject property. The closest stand-alone residential use is approximately 200 feet away to the southwest of the subject parcel. However, Two-Tide’s brewery is located directly across the street from said residential use.
If approval is granted, a special use permit will be issued by the City of Savannah. An alcoholic beverage license will also have to be vetted by the Revenue Department and formally considered by Mayor and Aldermen.
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The Planning Commission recommended approval of the petition of Marguerite Seckman (Agent) on behalf Starland Partners II LLC (Owner) for a special use permit to allow for alcohol sales in association with a restaurant for 2418 Desoto Avenue (PIN 20065 47011).
Bridget Lidy, Planning and Urban Design Director
Exhibit 1: MPC Recommendation Packet for a Special Use Permit - 2418 DeSoto Avenue
Exhibit 2: Maps - 2418 DeSoto Avenue
Exhibit 3: Map of Alcohol Beverage Licenses