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From the office of Ward 10 council representative Aisha Chughtai:
This development site requires license approval and a Certificate of No Change. The application for the Certification of No Change is currently incomplete. Since the Uptown Theater is closed and no longer operating, the license and operating conditions are no longer valid. New applicants for this space will work through a security review process as a step into the license approval process. MPD and Licensing in partnership with other City departments will determine whether operating conditions will be required for the space based on how the new business intends to operate. Those entities will be sure to factor in livability and safety concerns. We’ll know more information on how the business intends to operate once they complete their applications for license approval and the Certificate of No Change. Our office is very aware of the impact this development will have on surrounding areas. We’ve received constituent inquiries on the Uptown Theater and will continue to note feedback and share that with relevant city staff. We’re particularly attuned to the public health and safety aspect of this development site.
As residents have asked us about community input, we have very little to no control over how the developer chooses to engage with community members, but all liquor license approvals will come before BIHZ Committee, which Councilmember Chughtai is on. Our office has asked city staff about the security review process and if there’s any point of community input within that process.