The Depot building, home to Chuy’s Taqueria and Preserve, will be expanding its outdoor seating by moving onto the sidewalk and pushing the sidewalk into existing parking spots. according to plans submitted to the city.
The Planning Commission, by a unanimous vote at their July 28 meeting, approved the expansion plans as a way to help the local eateries adapt to the realities brought about by the current pandemic.
The expansion will remove two parking spots in front of the building along Railroad Avenue and two along Russell Street.
The al fresco seating areas will be separated from traffic by decorative walls.
New affordable houses
The Planning Commission unanimously approved a 24-unit sweat equity sub-division in the Stones Throw Development.
The single story, affordable homes, will be from 1,360 to 1,735 square feet in size. Home buyers will be expected to assist in the construction of each of the homes, thereby, reducing their costs.
The development will be on two acres between Taylor Street and Wyatt Lane.