430 W. Dickson St. / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
The Planning Commission will wait for more information before voting on whether outdoor music can happen at a new Dickson Street restaurant.
Commissioners on Monday tabled until Jan. 10 a conditional use permit from Tin Roof to allow outdoor music behind the building at 430 W. Dickson Street, in the space most recently occupied by Hog Haus Brewing Co.
The Nashville-based chain plans to soon open in the renovated space at the northeast corner of Dickson and West Avenue.
Venue owner Bob Franklin last month told the Fayetteville Flyer that the plan is to include entertainment on both levels of the building, with patio seating available both upstairs and downstairs. Franklin said the parking area out back will also be converted into a patio and beer garden.
At the time, Franklin said the plan is to host some type of live music seven nights a week from a variety of genres.
Ryan Umberger, senior planner for the city, told commissioners that the restaurant’s application proposes a modular outdoor stage, but does not include information about the composition of the stage to clarify that it’s not a permanent structure which would be subject to further permitting.
A submitted site plan show a prefabricated bar, metal roof, shed, coolers, and solid waste enclosure that appear to conflict with water and sewer easements behind the building, Umberger said. Details about event frequency and the direction any outdoor speakers would face will need to be addressed as well.
430 W. Dickson St. (behind the building) / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
The application is also missing a statement indicating that there’s enough parking to support the business. Fayetteville has no minimum requirements for parking at businesses, but the application process needs some information on how parking would be managed, said Assistant City Attorney Blake Pennington.
Umberger said despite the missing information, staff thinks outdoor music at the restaurant would complement the lively streetscape of the entertainment district.
“We are generally supportive of the request and find that the establishment is compatible, but we just want to see some more information,” he said.
Matt Poe with Modus Studio, the architects working on the project, said everything planners mentioned is easily achievable. Poe said the outdoor speakers would face south towards the restaurant and outdoor music would likely occur on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Getting some more formal information submitted won’t be an issue, he said.
Commissioners also seemed generally in favor of the idea, and said they aren’t concerned about parking, especially considering a new parking deck is planned right across the street.
“I park somewhere different every time I come to this area,” said commission chair Matthew Johnson. “It’s a busy entertainment district. It’s also adjacent to the trail. It’s also probably one of the most easily accessed corners in our entertainment district.”
In addition to live music, Tin Roof is also a restaurant, with a full menu including tacos, quesadillas, burgers, and other fare.
Franklin said there’s still plenty to be done before it’s ready for music and dining.
“We’ve got a decent amount of work to do,” he told the Flyer in November. “The building owners have put in a lot, but we need to bring in bars, kitchens and restrooms.”
Franklin said minor construction would start after the holidays, and that the venue would open sometime in the spring.