A new site plan from Town in City Brewing Co. was approved by the planning commission last month, finally clearing the way for that brewery that would be made out of a trucked-in kit to be put together. The microbrewery, taproom, and outdoor garden on this lot near 1125 W. Cavalcade in Sunset Heights were all supposed to be done by now — or so brewers Justin Engle and Steven Macalello were telling their investors in November, when the Houston-fabricated steel parts first came rolling onto their 9,714-sq.-ft property. But the required 25-ft. setback from a major thoroughfare like W. Cavalcade threw a wrench in their plans.
The brewers write on their blog that they did ask the planning commission about setback requirements but were told there weren’t any. When the 25-ft. requirement was discovered late in the planning process, a series of revised drawings went back and forth between the brewers, their architects, and the city. And now a recent blog post says that the city has approved the latest site plan, giving the brewers their desired 15-ft. setback.
Here’s that plan:
The features will include a kind of landing spot for pedestrians and cyclists arriving from W. Cavalcade. That’ll lead down a grassy walkway to something the brewers are calling a “hospitality area,” which is a euphemism for the taproom. The smaller setback leaves room for only 5 parking spaces in front, the brewers say, but it does make room for a food truck to come on the lot and an almost 1,300-sq.-ft. “garden space.”
- Site Plan Approved! [Town in City Brewing]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Setback Setback for Heights Microbrewery, Town in City Brewing Own Metal Buildings on Cavalcade Beer Campus
Images: Town in City Brewing
Glad this will finally be built! Long overdue.
Beer – the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.
Beer drinkers in Fall Creek want this sooner than later!
wow, awesome. I’m glad they were able to get their setback changed. I love that this has, or seems to, more focus on green space, walking, biking, etc. rather than just a giant parking lot and a tiny boring building.
ride your bike to Town in City, then stop by D&T on the way home…then Tall Texan, then…