By John Schaffner
Discussions on two Buckhead restaurants — the proposed Kolor and the venerable community staple Grand China — were deferred again at the Dec. 2 meeting of Neighborhood Planning Unit B and are expected to be considered by the NPU board in January.
Grand China, which may be Buckhead’s longest-surviving restaurant in one spot, wants to move from 2975 Peachtree Road to an old brick, mansion-style house zoned for commercial use at 2905 Peachtree Road.
The problem is Tse Chih Chang and Kuo Chi Chang, who own the restaurant and house, need a special zoning exception to reduce the required on-site parking from 53 spaces to 16 spaces.
The zoning application was on the Nov. 4 agenda for NPU-B but was deferred to Dec. 2. It now will be considered by the NPU’s Zoning & Land Use Committee on the last Tuesday of December and by the full board at its meeting the first Tuesday of January.
The liquor license application of Kolor, a restaurant and entertainment venue proposed for 15,000 square feet behind the new Orvis retail store at 3275 Peachtree Road, will be on the January agendas of the NPU’s Public Safety Committee and the full board.
The new venue would face the backyards of homes in the Peachtree Park neighborhood and has raised the question of whether adequate parking is available.