Among the items being tossed from the Planning Commission to the Decatur City Commission on Monday night is the request for exemptions to the city’s Special Pedestrian Area by Redstone Investments, the owner of 315 West Ponce de Leon Ave, to build out an I Love Juice Bar drive-thru in place of the Wells Fargo drive-thru on the building’s eastern elevation.
Last week, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended denial of the request after numerous residents spoke out in opposition to the plan to retain the existing drive-thru and add additional parking to the site.
The plan requires an exemption since drive-thrus and streetside parking are not allowed in the city’s Special Pedestrian Areas. As you can see from this map, Ponce Place is included in this area up to its intersection with Montgomery Street.
The Decatur City Commission will have the final say tomorrow night.
Juice Bar rendering courtesy of meeting materials.