Sunday, August 26, 2007

Council Bill 2007-251

The Community Free Press - Midweek website lists Council Bill 2007-251 under agenda items. They are correct that it's an interesting issue.

There are some home owners at Broadway and Talmage who'd like to put a tea house in a restored home there. I haven't seen the pictures or been by there but I'd like to because I understand, from all accounts, they did a beautiful job of restoration.

At the first reading, August 13, I thought Councilwoman Mary Collette made a good point in that the City had been encouraging "urbanization" and zoning some commercial into residential areas.

There were some neighbors there who seemed opposed to the tea house for mostly emotional reasons.

I find it interesting that "both Planning and Zoning Commission and staff recommend denial," and look forward to finding out why they are opposing it.

UPDATE: Tea house ~ Opening soon! Passed 5-4


Jason said...

I'm very glad this passed. I actually came to the council meeting mainly because of this issue. This is something we need to encourage in our city...small business owners taking ownership of their part of the city and making it better.

Jacke M. said...

I liked it too. A tea house in such a neighborhood sounded charming to me. :)

It's good to think outside of the box once in a while.