Planning Board to Consider New Apartments, Stoney River Steakhouse
The Birmingham Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
On the agenda is:
Old Business: Ravines Neighborhood Apartments
A property at 404 Park St. is requesting to be rezoned from R2 single family residential to B2C general business, with a voluntary restriction to allow only residential uses on the site.
The lot is located at the corner of Park, Oakland and Woodward and requests for rezoning there have twice been denied — once in 1960 and once in 1988. The lot is currently vacant and has been such since 1989 when the single family home there was razed. The property has been for sale since 2006.
In September, the applicant asked the Planning Board to allow for the development for a multi-family residential site, though at the time, planning board members postponed the issue so as to receive neighborhood feedback.
Special Land Use Permits, Final Site Plan Review: Stoney River Steakhouse
Also coming before the city commission Wednesday is the Stoney River Steakhouse, which is looking for a special land use permit and final site plan review. Stoney River is looking to move into the former Max & Erma's location at 250 E. Merrill.
In its plans, Stoney River is proposing to renovated the existing facade of the Max & Erma's building, add approximately 215 square feet inside, add new signs as well as an outdoor cafe to be located on private property adjacent to the sidewalk.
The proposed establishment will be operating with the exisiting Class C liquor license from Max & Erma's.
Study Session: Multi-Modal Transportation Plan
During a study session Wednesday (during which no decisions are made), planning board members will hear an update on the city's multi-modal transporatation plan.
Representatives from Greenway Collaborative Inc. presented the results from a public survey on transit options in Birmingham to the Birmingham City Commission on Monday.