Construction is halted on proposed bar, restaurant

May 3—A brand new bar and grill proposed for simply off Indiana 931 started development of its constructing earlier than receiving the mandatory approvals.

Over the final a number of months, the industrial constructing at 2323 N. Elizabeth St., was torn down and instead a brand new 1,978 sq. ft constructing was constructed instead.

The plan? To function a brand new restaurant referred to as the “931 Bar and Grill,” in line with growth plans filed with the Kokomo-Howard County Plan Commission, that can seat 42, and embrace a bar and patio seating.

One of the undertaking’s builders, in line with the identical growth plan filings, is Dan Dumoulin. Charles Jones of Greentown has rights to purchase the property on contract, in line with county property data.

However, the undertaking didn’t obtain wanted variances from the Kokomo Board of Zoning Appeals or growth plan approval from the Kokomo Plan Commission. Both are wanted earlier than any new industrial constructing can start development.

As a consequence, Greg Sheline, govt director of the Kokomo-Howard County Plan Commission, mentioned his workplace ordered work to cease on the proposed bar and restaurant.

Dumoulin’s actual relationship to the proposed restaurant is unclear. Sheline mentioned his workplace has been advised at one time that Dumoulin is a enterprise associate with Jones however then one other time that he is the contractor.

Messages left for each Dumoulin and Jones went unreturned.

The undertaking is scheduled to go in entrance of the BZA at 5 p.m. Tuesday within the first ground council chambers of Kokomo City Hall, 100 S. Union St.

It’s looking for seven variances, together with for minimal lot space, minimal entrance yard setback, most lot protection, most entrance yard setback, parking in entrance of a major construction, parking setback and to position a dumpster in a entrance setback in a industrial zone.

Tyler Juranovich will be reached at 765-454-8577, by e mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @tylerjuranovich.

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