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March 14, 2024, City Council Regular Meeting
11. Petition of Ruth Threatt on Behalf of Robinson Theresa Trustee for a Special Use Permit to Allow a Bar/Lounge with Conditions at 2501 Bull Street (PIN 20074 07003) within TC-1 (Traditional Commercial-1) Zoning District in Aldermanic District 2. (File No. 24-000227-ZA)
Strategic Priority
Good Government

The Petitioner is requesting approval for a Special Use Permit to establish a bar/tavern use in the TC-1 (Traditional Commercial -1) zoning district. The Special Use process includes review by the Planning Commission and City Council. Should the request be approved by City Council, approval and issuance of an alcohol license will still be required for the sale of alcoholic beverages. The scope of the present review includes only those criteria established by the Zoning Ordinance regarding appropriateness of the use at the requested location.


The structure at 2501 Bull Street is a noncontributing building in the Streetcar Historic District, constructed originally in 1960 and measuring approximately 2,869 square feet. It is located within a mixed-use, but increasingly commercial, area at the southwest corner of the intersection of West 41st and Bull streets. The subject parcel is a conforming double-frontage lot within the TC-1 zoning district. It consists of 0.137 acres (5,990.4 square feet) in lot area and having 57.6 feet of frontage on both Bull Street and Desoto Avenue. The parcel is situated within the Streetcar and Victorian parking reduction area where nonresidential uses are parking exempt up to 3,000 square feet of floor area.


On February 6, 2024, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the requested Special Use Permit at 2501 Bull Street under the following conditions: 

  • The Special Use Permit shall be nontransferable.
Bridget Lidy, Senior Director, Planning & Urban Design Department
Financial Impact
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: MPC Recommendation Packet for 2501 Bull Street (File No. 24-000227-ZA).pdf
Exhibit 2: Map for 2501 Bull Street (File No. 24-000227-ZA).pdf
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