It was a giant day for small inns on the Fort Value Zoning Fee assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Plans for a resort at 3710-3736 Camp Bowie Boulevard had been authorised. 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 can 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 peak of 51-feet. There can 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 employees report recommended approval based mostly upon extra improvement laws to mitigate affect to adjoining neighborhood. The Zoning Fee authorised the plans unanimously. The challenge 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 situated simply off White Settlement Highway.
“The resort intends to convey the identical prosperous crowd that its sister restaurant, Gemelle, already captures,” Love had informed the Zoning Fee on Wednesday, Aug. 12 when he initially introduced the plans to the fee. “With a rack charge of $200 per night time, the resort could have pricing on [the level of] Fort Value’s main inns.”
Love informed the commissioners that the resort could have prime quality linens, recent bread within the room on check-in, electrical bikes and kayak leases “to get pleasure from 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 company. The resort can be monitored 24-hours-a-day with two extra staff added to his Gemelle operation. The resort rooms, about 160-square ft, can be lined with cedar and there may 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 into this lovely micro resort,” he stated on the time. “That is actually setting our metropolis aside by doing one thing that’s new. I haven’t discovered wherever 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 stated. Whereas a number of folks spoke towards the challenge, the fee stated 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 challenge too, will go earlier than the Metropolis Council for a listening to on Sept. 15.