The Columbus Board of Zoning Adjustment has given a landlord the green light to create "three eating & drinking establishment" uses in the Brewery District.

The BZA voted 3-1 on Feb. 26 to grant a parking variances to Frankfurt LLC, the owner of 740 S. High St.

Dave Perry, a consultant representing the property, said Frankfurt intends to create an upscale cocktail lounge in the largest space, which is 1,500 square feet.

The developer is in negotiations to fill the other two spaces -- roughly 1,000 and 900 square feet -- with quick-casual uses, Perry said.

The variance reduced the number of required parking spaces from 24 to 0 on the building, which also includes apartments on the second floor.

The building is at the southeast corner of Frankfort and High streets and includes the addresses of 740-746 S. High St.

Two spaces are vacant. An architectural firm occupies the middle space.

Michele LaVon, the owner of several properties in the area, told BZA members he thinks restaurant uses are too intense for the site, affecting on-street parking and garbage pickup and increasing noise.

Perry said there was ample on-street parking in the area and that a paid garage at Grange Insurance is just a few blocks north.

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