Developer Charles Rutledge is moving forward with his plan to build a three story mixed-use building with artist co-op and bed and breakfast at the corner of Magazine and Race.
The artist-run bed-and-breakfast would contain 1,200 square feet of a ground floor office, a second-floor bed and breakfast with nine rooms, and four units on the third floor for artists. The building would also have two covered off-street stacked parking spaces on the ground floor.
Rutledge was seeking a waiver on the rear space set-back requirements from the Board of Zoning Appeals. The site is 4,200 square feet, and the entire building will be 8,500 square feet.
The development is on a vacant lot at 1476 Magazine Street, the site of a former gas station. The ground floor office will house an architecture firm.
The artists co-op would work like this: four artists, each of whom would live on -site, plus three “off-site” artists, will each work 10-15 hours per week at the bed and breakfast in exchange for housing and a stipend.
The City recommended approval of the waiver, the Coliseum Square Association supported it, and the board passed the motion without any opposition.
Check out the elevations below. No word yet on who the architect or general contractor are.
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