P&Z Hearing March 10, 2022, For 5201 Bellaire Blvd

UPDATE 4/18/2022: The application was approved by a 5-0 vote from P&Z.  The application will now move to City Council.

Find a Summary below from the Agenda for a hearing for a new food establishment at 5201 Bellaire Blvd. Several residents living on Linden St spoke of problems with the alley that borders this block of homes and businesses.  It is in poor repair and is sometimes blocked by large trucks.   

“This public hearing is for a Specific Use Permit application to allow construction and operation of a drivethrough restaurant at 5201 Bellaire Blvd, located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Bellaire Blvd and Fifth St. ‘Restaurant’ is a permitted use in the Corridor Mixed Use zone, but Specific Use Permit Approval is required for drivethrough facilities, according to Section 24536 (B) of the City of Bellaire Code of Ordinances.

The proposed new restaurant will house Salad and Go, a drivethroughonly restaurant with no onsite dining. The existing building, currently occupied by Hearing Aid Express, will be demolished. The new building to be constructed will be 780 square feet with a maximum height of 20 feet. The drivethrough service window will be located on the east side of the building facing Fifth St.

The site is 15,500 square feet in area, with existing driveways from Bellaire Blvd and Fifth St. No changes are proposed to the existing vehicle entrances and exits. The project will provide five parking stalls and 14 vehicle stacking spaces in the drivethrough lanes, which both meet or exceed minimum code requirements.

A 25footwide alley separates the subject property from the R4 zone and residential uses to the south. The restaurant building and all drivethrough lanes will be located more than 50 feet from the residential boundary.  The meeting and agenda can be accessed here.

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