The Pine Bluff City Council will again consider re-zoning property for a proposed bed and breakfast on Cherry Street, as well as discuss a project to establish community gardens at its regular meeting Monday.
The council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Pine Bluff City Hall. Up for a second reading is a request by Alderman Win Trafford and his business partners to re-zone about 2.5 acres of residential property at 4001 S. Olive Street to operate a bed and breakfast. Trafford and his partners, Tom Reilley and Nate Drinkwine, are restoring a historic home known as the Greystone residence to operate the business.
They propose to have six bedrooms and hold up to 24 events per year with up to 125 people, with permission to hold them either indoor or outdoor up until 8 p.m. Several neighbors spoke against the proposal, saying it could bring noise to the neighborhood. Keidra Burrell, the chief of staff for Mayor Shirley Washington, said at a previous city meeting that she lived in the area, and although she had no doubt it would be a beautiful facility, she still opposed it.
The council will also consider a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a memorandum of understanding with the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees for cultivation of four community gardens. The city will receive a $37,000 grant and plant a community garden in each ward. The project would include planting a model community garden at the city-owned Old Davis Hospital property.
The council will also consider an ordinance to rezone property at 6908, 6912 and 7002 Sheridan Road as B-3, Highway Commercial. That ordinance is up for a first reading. Also up for consideration is a resolution from the City Clerk’s office requesting permission to destroy old records.