The Cape Charles Town Council and Planning Commission held a joint public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the Civic Center located at 500 Tazewell Avenue in Cape Charles to hear public comment regarding an application for a Conditional Use Permit for a residential dwelling unit above first floor commercial at 1 Fig Street (tax map #83A3-1-534). From the public, Realtor David Kabler and owner Laura Lohse spoke in favor of approving the permit.
“The Kellogg Building is the only example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in the Town of Cape Charles, and occupies a prominent site at the entrance to the historic district. I am glad that the Petras’ dream of opening a business and establishing their residence in this distinctive building. Cape Charles is a product of many newcomers to town, and I welcome the Petras’ and their considerable efforts and investment in our wonderful community.” – comment supplied by David Kabler.
“We are looking at three businesses to open at the location We ARE NOT coming in with a Brewery of any kind!!!! This information is not true. However, there will be food and drinks and FUN TIMES to be had there. We are also going to be open all year around. We have allot of work to do and this will take time, but when we are done the building will no longer be sitting there vacant. The plans are to leave it just as it is and modify slightly to accommodate the businesses and the public. Our meetings have all gone good and Chad and I are really looking forward to seeing all of you very soon,” -owners, Bev and Chad Petras.
The building is zoned in the Commercial – 2 District which allows single-family and multi-family residential dwelling units above the first floor as a conditional use.
The permit was approved as per staff recommendation.