Hearing scheduled for Holy Grale's outdoor patio
Posted September 27, 2011
IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE MAKE TIME TO ATTEND THE BROC HEARING ON THE HOLY GRALE'S PLANNED OUTDOOR PATIO
Recently, the owner of the property at 1034 Bardstown Road (The Holy Grale) purchased the house directly behind it located on Baxter Avenue (at the foot of Hepburn). This house has been used as a residence for decades and unbenknownst to other neighbors on Baxter and the neighborhood association, this house was also zoned commercially. This makes it a very odd property as all of the other homes along that block are zoned office/residential (OR). This raised alarm bells because the commercial zoning could allow it to also become a bar of some sort and possibly create a very uncomfortable (read: loud) situation for nearby residents. We met with the owner at this time to ask about his intentions and express our concern for the neighbors adjacent to this property. Sadly, our fears are now justified. The two properties have been merged together to create one continuous parcel that occupies the entire rear of the KFC parking lot and the owner has applied to create an outdoor patio for the Holy Grale.
Noise from patrons (and possibly music) will create an extremely uncomfortable situation for the residential houses that are directly adjacent this property and continuous from there down Baxter Avenue along the block. There is nothing that can legally be done to now prevent this from happening. However, there will be one public hearing surrounding this issue and we implore you earnestly to make the time to come and be heard. If you're aware of the problems that the outdoor decks at other nearby bars have created for surrounding residents, you know that this is not a hypothetical situation. It's imperative that we do all we can at this time to ameliorate any potential negative impacts by appealing to the Bardstown Road Overly Committee to do everything they can to assist our residents.
BARDSTOWN OVERLAY COMMITTEE - case Number 16530
Subject Property: 1034 BARDSTOWN RD 40204-0000;
Case Manager: ROBERT KEESAER
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time: Meeting will begin at 12:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard.
Place: 444 S. 5th Street, Conference Room 101
Having warm bodies available to express concerns is paramount, but we know that this is a work day and many can not take time off. If you are a neighborhood resident and are unable to attend, but would like us to deliver your comments to the committee, we would be glad to do so. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to provide your name, address and phone number.
This issue, and many more like it, continue to raise the question of how residents are expected to deal with growing negative impacts from the commercial corridor and the seemingly relentless proliferation and density of bars in the area. Do we indeed have too much of a good thing already?