Massive day for small accommodations: zoning board approves Love, Bowie plans
It was an enormous day for small accommodations on the Fort Value Zoning Fee assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Plans for a resort at 3710-3736 Camp Bowie Boulevard had been accepted. The plan, submitted by EE Camp Bowie Properties LLC, requires a 4-story resort and townhomes that may buffer the neighborhood to the north. Parking for the resort will probably be underground and be valet solely. The resort named listed on the zoning paperwork is the Bowie Home Lodge. The 35,686-square foot resort could have 120 rooms and a most top of 51-feet. There will probably be 11 townhomes as a part of the event to the north of the resort.
There have been audio system each for and towards the event, however the metropolis workers report prompt approval primarily based upon further growth rules to mitigate impression to adjoining neighborhood. The Zoning Fee accepted the plans unanimously. The undertaking will go subsequent to Metropolis Council on the Sept. 15 assembly.
Smaller, however extra controversial had been the plans by Chef Tim Love, together with companions, Gyant Frog, so as to add 9 cabins constructed from transport containers to the again portion of the parking zone for Gemelle, his Italian restaurant positioned simply off White Settlement Highway.
“The resort intends to carry the identical prosperous crowd that its sister restaurant, Gemelle, already captures,” Love had advised the Zoning Fee on Wednesday, Aug. 12 when he initially introduced the plans to the fee. “With a rack fee of $200 per evening, the resort could have pricing on [the level of] Fort Value’s main accommodations.”
Love advised the commissioners that the resort could have prime quality linens, contemporary bread within the room on check-in, electrical bikes and kayak leases “to take pleasure in for the riverbanks of the Trinity.” Every unit could have a queen-size mattress, walk-in bathe and fridge in addition to a glass door and a rooftop deck to current views of the river for the friends. The resort will probably be monitored 24-hours-a-day with two further staff added to his Gemelle operation. The resort rooms, about 160-square ft, will probably be lined with cedar and there will even be an 8-foot by 40-foot pool, additionally constructed from a container.
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“[We will] then set up the 9 suites, which turn out to be this stunning micro resort,” he mentioned on the time. “That is actually setting our metropolis aside by doing one thing that’s new. I haven’t discovered anyplace within the nation that’s doing one thing that’s this distinctive.”
The property in that space has been a bar, a restaurant (Thurber Mingus), however the zoning has been inconsistent, zoning officers mentioned. Whereas a number of individuals spoke towards the undertaking, the fee mentioned they felt the modifications had been minimal to what’s already there.
The fee voted to approve the plan with one commissioner, John Aughinbaugh, who represents District 7, voting towards the plan.
That undertaking too, will go earlier than the Metropolis Council for a listening to on Sept. 15.