The Winston-Salem Journal reports the city Council has postponed a vote on a rezoning case that would have allowed residential space near Ziggy’s new downtown venue:
The rezoning request, from local artist Jonathan Waterbury, had prompted a debate about whether to allow homes near entertainment venues. Waterbury has been living in the building he asked to be rezoned for years; Ziggy’s opened last summer on Ninth Street.
Hank Perkins, the developer behind Ziggy’s and behind many of the new restaurants and clubs near the music venue, had asked the council to avoid allowing homes near the venue. Perkins had said he was concerned that people who live near the venue could complain about noise from the club.
Someone needs to tell Jonathan Waterbury the same thing Greensboro police told high-powered developer Roy Carroll when he was constantly calling them over noise on Greene Street’s roof top —- ‘if you move downtown, you should expect club noise.’
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