As promised, plans for a at to on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard were submitted to the town last Monday.
At right, you can view the plans, description and see a rendering of what the project will look like when completed. (The project plans are not loading right currently. If you can't see them, click here to be taken to the plans on the town's website.)
You be the judge. Let us know what you think of the proposal in the comments.
Key aspects include:
- The building will be three floors, with an approximately 8,250 square foot footprint and main floor, and a smaller basement and second floor.
- Along with performances from Phil Lesh & Friends and Phil's Ramble Band, the space will be used for youth workshops, dinner seminars, art exhibits and fundraising events. It will also be made available to local nonprofit organizations.
- There will be between 50 and 100 performances per year, operating no later than 12:30 a.m. Food and drink will be served from Thursday through Sunday, from 5 p.m. to midnight. There will be some activities during the week.
- When there are performances, there will be between 8 and 11 security guards hired, 2 ushers, 3 managers, and 7 waiters/busboys.
- All parking will be off-site and established per written agreements with other venues.
- If approved, construction will begin in the summer of 2012 and be completed in the summer of 2013.
The Fairfax Town Council will consider the scope of the traffic plan at its meeting on Aug. 17. If the council approves the scope of work, then the project manager will hire a traffic consulting firm to conduct a traffic study. The entire proposal will have to go through the regular permitting process, being reviewed by the Design Review Board and the Planning Commission.
Check back later this week for updates from the town on the permitting process and updates from the Leshes on their vision for the project.
We've also created a Terrapin Crossroads column header to group all the stories about this project as it is ongoing. To see all the stories on the Terrapin Crossroads project click on the column header at the top of this article or view additional stories below.