The Alpharetta City Council has approved, with conditions, a developer’s plan to turn the site of an abandoned gas station in the historic downtown into a four-story commercial building with offices, shops, a restaurant and a rooftop social club.
The Council on Monday approved a height variance for the developer, 33 South Main Street LLC, allowing a structure 67 feet tall – 27 feet higher than allowed under its C-2 zoning – at its namesake address.
The developer also requested a reduction in the parking requirement from 69 spaces to 46 spaces, supplementing the number of spaces with existing parking elsewhere and a $350,000 contribution to the Downtown Parking Fund; and a variance allowing signs of 12 square feet instead of the 8 square feet permitted by code.
The masonry building would have handmade bricks and period architecture. It would have 9,500 square feet for a restaurant and retailing, 12,000 square feet of offices, and 7,000 square feet for a social club served by the restaurant.