620 East First Street
620 E. 1st is a planned commercial reuse conversion of a former marijuana clinic to a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the Arts District, it has no on-site parking, but is served by nearby mass transit. KBA represented the tenant and the owner in re-conceptualizing the space into a restaurant with a garden patio and mature landscaping. They worked with the City and MTA for access to off-site parking. When a nearby religious institution expressed concern about potential noise impacts, KBA worked with the owners and neighbors to incorporate noise abatement measures into the restaurant project. KBA obtained the CUP, as requested, with the support of the Neighborhood Council and LARABA.