Imagine Kutzky, the neighborhood organization formerly part of the Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association and now on its own, with interests beyond just Kutzky Park, weighs in on the Francisco's restaurant proposal:
From: Imagine Kutzky
To: Members of the City of Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals
April 4, 2016
Re: Variance Request #2016‐004VAR by Francisco Corripio
Address: 1137 2nd Street SW
The above variance requesting a reduction in the required number of parking spaces for a commercial property has the full support of Imagine Kutzky.
Last week, members of Imagine Kutzky met with Mr. Corripio and their representatives to review their proposed restaurant project. The project conforms to the intent of the Imagine Kutzky Vision Plan and the underlying land use and zoning (except for parking) for the site. Because of its unique location between two other buildings and without room on the site for any parking, the variance request should be adopted.
Landlocked buildings like Mr. Corripio’s continue to be commercially viable for use by small businesses. Because there is no on‐site parking on this site, the site is virtually unusable within the current zoning laws. Innovative small businesses are adaptable and can find uses for these types of sites by relying on foot traffic and adjacent street parking to be successful.
Imagine Kutzky supports vibrant street level retail and a walkable neighborhood for the Midtown area. This project is a great addition to the neighborhood and will be an amenity for both neighborhood residents and visitors to the area. We fully support the project and the proposed variance.