Update on the Craft House in former Society for the Blind building

UPDATE: On May 11, 2017, the zoning administrator denied the Craft House request for a conditional use permit.  For additional information, contact ncc@sierra2.org

The Craft House meeting was facilitated by Patrick Soluri and 30 people showed up to discuss their concerns. Most neighbors said that nothing having to do with a restaurant would be okay to open in the former Society for the Blind Notes from April 5th meeting building. The main issue brought up was if the restaurant gets approval but the thoughtful current owners fold, another restaurant with owners who don’t care about the neighbors could move in.

From the SCNA Board Meeting President’s Report

From the Sacramento Business Journal

The building, at 2750 24th St., would be redeveloped into The Craft House, a 4,300-square-foot operation. A narrative in the application describes the concept as aimed at meeting city planning guidelines for neighborhood-serving commercial space in areas such as Curtis Park, one of the city’s most stately.

From the Sacramento Bee

A new family style restaurant is being proposed for Curtis Park on 24th Street, according to documents filed with the city of Sacramento.

The Craft House Restaurant will feature “simple food … preferably on the healthier side,” proprietor Larry Rodenborn said in an interview on Monday. Rodenborn said he doesn’t have all the details yet, since planning is still in the infancy stage.

The Craft House would occupy the 4,900-square-foot office building at 2750 24th Street that had housed the Society for the Blind from 1967 to 2010. The location, which has two small parking lots, is adjacent to several single-family homes, duplexes and the Sierra 2 Center. The building is located off a narrow stretch of Sakura Lane. The Craft House would compete with Cafe Dantorels, a restaurant on the corner of 24th Street and 2nd Avenue.

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