Comment 54815

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted January 06, 2011 at 15:00:31

Hipgnosis.

Thank you for reading. If I remember correctly the issue with The Pearl Company was that it was not zoned as a bar or entertainment establishment. It was zoned light industrial and required a variance to be issued by the city to allow it's use as an entertainment facility. The city declined issuing that variance to the Pearl for fear that they may eventually move and then the building could be used by any night club owner for any kind of booze can they wished instead of the current use as an arts and music center. Your point actually illustrates the power of zoning and previous use that exists with IWS.

Great ideas for future use! I don't think any of it was too pie in the sky, the area around IWS needs some re-visioning IMHO.

Comment edited by mrjanitor on 2011-01-06 15:02:58

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