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February 23, 2023 City Council Regular Meeting
9. Petition of Josh Yellin (Agent) on Behalf of Michael T. Condon of Vintage Home Builders, LLC (Owner) for a Special Use Permit with Conditions to Allow a Microbrewery at the 0.18 Acre Parcel Located at 1401 Paulsen Street (PIN 20054 10001), District 2 (File No. 22-005905-ZA).
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The petitioner is requesting a Special Use Permit at 1401 Paulsen Street (PIN 20054 10001) to establish a microbrewery which will be part of the restaurant.  An accompanying agenda item is a map amendment to rezone the parcel from TR-2 to TC-1.

The parcel measures approximately 0.18 acres and includes an existing two-story building situated on the corner of East Anderson Street and Paulsen Street. The building historically operated as a laundromat built between 1940 and 1949.  It is currently being used as a storage space by the property owner. Besides the existing two-story building, the remaining portion of the land is vacant.

The parcel has streets on four sides and does not abut any properties. The properties surrounding the subject parcel are mostly residential single-family homes and are located within the TR-2 (Traditional Residential-2) zoning district. The closest TC-1 zoning district is located three blocks to the east on Waters Avenue.

The petitioner has conducted two neighborhood meetings on-site (December 9 and 10). Both meetings had an attendance of twelve persons.  Prior to and after the neighborhood meetings, the petitioner received over 193 letters of support for the proposed rezoning and Special Use Permit requests.

If approved, the petitioner will need to secure approval from Mayor and Aldermen for an alcoholic beverage license.


The Planning Commission recommended approval of the Special Use Permit for 1401 Paulsen Street (PIN 20054 10001) under the following conditions:


  1. The Special Use Permit shall be nontransferable.
  2. Alcohol sales shall cease at midnight, Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday & Saturday (being Sat. & Sun. morning).
  3. The applicant shall complete a security plan and good neighbor agreement to be on file with the City of Savannah.

**The zoning map amendment for 1401 Paulsen must be approved prior to Special Use Permit approval.**

Bridget Lidy, Senior Director, Planning and Urban Design
Financial Impact
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: MPC Recommendation Packet for 1401 Paulsen Street (File No. 22-005906-ZA) - Revised.pdf
Exhibit 2: Maps - 1401 Paulsen Street (File No. 22-005905-ZA).pdf
Exhibit 3: Photos - 1401 Paulsen Street (File No. 22-005905-ZA).pdf
Exhibit 4: The Laundry Concept - 1401 Paulsen Street.pdf
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