The plan to make an old building in the historic downtown into a music venue and commissary kitchen passed a bureaucratic hurdle when council agreed to send a rezoning application to a public hearing.
The old Buckerfields building on West Railway Street has already held several farmers’ markets and an event launching Rail District Collective’s new music and event space. The farmers’ market is already allowed while other events have operated through one-off special-event permits.
The company behind the project has applied for rezoning that will allow the site to regularly host events and allow for the construction of a commercial-grade kitchen. The kitchen could then be used by businesses and individuals to make food that could be sold elsewhere. The building would also include offices for small-business people.
The public hearing will be held in late May.