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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jun. 24, 201905:20 AM EST

Planning Commission: Brewz, Blue Bamboo, Q Ball Billiards win zoning exceptions for alcohol sales

Land use changes recommended for approval on Max Leggett Parkway.
by: Scott Sailer Staff Writer

The Jacksonville Planning Commission on Thursday approved a zoning exception to allow Brewz at 2695 Post St. to serve beer and wine for on- and off-premise consumption. 

Brewz founder Brian Slucker purchased the former Dahlia’s Pour House in April. He owns two other Brewz locations in Atlantic Beach and Bartram Park.

Slucker said his group selected the location at Post and King streets “because we thought our concept would fit into the Riverside culture.” 

“We felt if we could get into the Downtown we would be able to serve most of the population of Jacksonville,” he said.

Slucker plans to renovate the back room for a comedy club and shuffleboard, table tennis and a golf simulator.

Brewz will offer 45 taps featuring 30 styles of craft beer from around the world.

A companion waiver was approved to reduce the required minimum distance from Brewz to Riverside Baptist Church at 2650 Park St.  from 1,500 feet to 868 feet.

Blue Bamboo wins zoning exception

Blue Bamboo restaurant owner and chef Dennis Chan was approved for a zoning exception to serve all alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption in conjunction with a restaurant at 10110 San Jose Blvd. and Haley Road. The 4,300-square-foot vacant office building on the 1-acre property will be converted into the restaurant. 

“We will open a casual Asian eatery serving Blue Bamboo favorites focusing on Cantonese Chinese fare,” Chan said. 

Companion waiver of minimum distance was approved between the proposed restaurant and the Chabad Lubavitch of Northeast Florida synagogue from 500 feet to 115 feet.

Q Ball Billiards can serve beer, wine

 Q Ball Billiards at 10150 Beach Blvd. in the Park Place shopping center was approved to serve all alcohol for on-premise consumption in conjunction with a restaurant. 

The restaurant and pool hall was limited to beer and wine sales.

Land use amendments and rezoning recommendations

The Jacksonville Planning Commission recommended approval for land use changes and rezonings:

• Ordinance 2019-363 seeks a large scale land use amendment for an undeveloped 11.9-acre property at Dunn Ave. between Armsdale Road and Blossom Ridge Drive. The property is north of a 3-acre strip along Dunn Avenue to remain for commercial use. It would change from neighborhood commercial to medium density residential to allow multifamily use. This application is within the transmittal round of legislation requiring state review prior to joining a rezoning application for adoption.

• Ordinance 2019-364 seeks a large scale land use amendment for 15.18 acres on the west side of Max Leggett Parkway, south of Owens Road. The owner, Ramco Parkway LLC, seeks to change from light industrial to community/general commercial, allowing for a mix of residential and nonresidential uses. The application is in the transmittal round of legislation.

• Ordinance 2019-365 seeks a small scale land use amendment for 2.92 acres on the east side of San Pablo Parkway across from Crosswater Boulevard. The vacant property’s low density residential and residential-professional-institutional designations would change to community/general commercial for a Gate Petroleum gas and convenience store and other retail use. The companion rezoning request, Ordinance 2019-366, will change from planned unit development and residential rural-acre to PUD.

• Ordinance 2019-368 seeks to rezone 58.86 acres at the south side of Cedar Point Road, east of Gate Road from PUD and rural residential-acre to PUD for a 139 single-family lot subdivision. A portion of the development will be for a traditional neighborhood design with alleys.

• Ordinance 2019-371 seeks to rezone 21.1 acres southeast of Normandy Boulevard and Chaffee Road South from commercial office, commercial community general-2 and PUD to PUD to allow 67 single-family lots and 21,000 square feet of commercial uses.

• Ordinance 2019-372 seeks to rezone 74.48 acres northwest of Max Leggett Parkway and Hyatt Road from PUD to PUD for a mixed-use development allowing 440 multifamily units, commercial, medical and warehouse/flex space. 

• Ordinance 2019-373 seeks to rezone 22.69 acres, known as Percy Oaks, from agriculture and PUD to PUD for up to 42 single-family lots and 84 townhomes. The original PUD zoning allowed for 75 single-family residential lots and commercial uses.

Land use amendments and rezonings require approval by the City Council Land Use and Zoning committee and then full council approval.

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