The current plans call for the rezoning of the property from Industrial to Mixed Use Corridor Medium Intensity. An application for a Conditional Use Permit has been filed to allow for a cigar lounge with on-site alcohol consumption within 1,000 feet of a school, in this case, that would be the Lake Highland Prep baseball fields.
A request has also been filed to increase the maximum building height to 50-feet for the property.
The working name for the cigar lounge concept is “JNICOT,” in honor of Jean Nicot, a French diplomat credited for introducing tobacco to France. The building will be constructed using shipping containers and plans also call for a “VIP smoke terrace,” coworking spaces, conference rooms, and a business/social lounge area as well.
A time table is not public at this time.