fair.png
Wednesday June 16th, 2021 10:29AM

Gainesville planning board to hear rezoning request for entertainment venue this week

By AccessWDUN staff
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

Just over a month ago, a Colorado-based developer publicly unveiled plans to build a restaurant and entertainment venue on the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and West Academy Street. Next week, a rezoning request for the project goes before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board. 

B Entertainment, which owns and operates Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern in Colorado Spring, CO, wants to open a similar business in downtown Gainesville, investing up to $12 million in the project. The proposed project would include a 15,000 square-foot concert and special event venue, a 9,000 square-foot restaurant and an 8,000 square-foot outdoor patio area. Approximately 100 to 120 ticketed shows and an additional 100 events such as weddings, conventions, proms, sporting events, church and corporate events are planned per year. 

The City of Gainesville owns the property, which consists of five lots, and has asked the planning board to rezone the site from General Business to Central Business to bring the property in line with the zoning of other properties in downtown Gainesville's central business district. 

City planning staff has approved the rezoning application with three conditions dealing with design of the project, lighting for the property and access points for the venue.

The property in question currently serves as the site for the Gainesville Midland locomotive, a popular photo spot for tourists. The city plans to move the engine to a new park in the midtown area. 

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will address the rezoning request at its monthly meeting, which is set for Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Courtroom of the Gainesville Public Safety Complex at 701 Queen City Parkway.

Follow this link to read AccessWDUN's article from April 29, 2021 on the initial announcement about the project. 

  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: restaurant, Downtown Gainesville , Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern, B Entertainment , Gainesville Midland , Engine 209 , Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board , downtown development , entertainment venue
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Gainesville planning board to hear rezoning request for entertainment venue this week
Just over a month ago, a Colorado-based developer publicly unveiled plans to build a restaurant and entertainment venue on the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and West Academy Street. Next week, a rezoning request for the project goes before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.
5:00AM ( 3 seconds ago )
In Trump's shadow, Ga's. Kemp draws boos from GOP faithful
The divisions among Georgia Republicans after the 2020 election are being laid bare at the party's annual convention
9:39PM ( 7 hours ago )
Gwinnett County ready to crack down on false alarms from security systems
In an attempt to curb excessive false alarms generated by security systems, Gwinnett County officials have enacted a false alarm ordinance, and by July 1, any resident or business with a security system needs to make sure the system is registered with the police department.
3:00PM ( 14 hours ago )
Local/State News
Gainesville restaurants face staff shortages as business increases
As the public becomes more comfortable returning to normalcy in the wake of COVID-19, several Gainesville area restaurants are struggling to find enough workers to keep up with this increased traffic.
3:30PM ( 1 month ago )
Gainesville to vote on TAD funding for new Korean BBQ restaurant
The Gainesville City Council is set to vote on Tax Allocation District funds for the renovation of a long-vacant site on Jesse Jewell Parkway where a Shoney’s Restaurant and Chinese buffet previously operated.
12:17PM ( 4 months ago )
Small Business Spotlight - Natural Juice Cafe
Natural Juice Cafe is Gainesville's one-stop-shop for fresh juice and foods. The cafe has been around going on its sixth year, so maybe you have heard of it, but if you haven't it's worth trying and your health will thank you for it later.
2:06PM ( 2 years ago )
New Golden Corral restaurant in Gainesville hires 100 employees
The Golden Corral Buffet on Browns Bridge Road opened Monday, March 11.
By AccessWDUN Staff
10:00AM ( 2 years ago )
'Sliced' to take over old Little Italy building in Gainesville
A pizza chain with locations in Hoschton and Commerce is planning to open its third location in Gainesville, taking over the old Little Italy building on Riverside Drive.
11:35AM ( 2 years ago )