The former NAPA Auto Parts building in downtown Evergreen may not have a chance to become a restaurant because of parking issues.
The Jefferson County Board of Adjustment voted 4-1 on Aug. 7 to deny a request from owners Judy and Ken Jeronimus for a variance to allow them to modify the requirement that the proposed restaurant must have 43 parking spaces. Board member Joseph Jehn dissented.
The Jeronimuses planned to have three spaces to the east side of the building and to create a 25-space parking area on the south side of Bear Creek across from Murphy’s Mountain Grill by the end of the year. That area has been rezoned to allow the parking lot.
The owners’ recourse to appeal the decision is to file a lawsuit. Judy Jeronimus declined to comment after the meeting.
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