This Thursday, Little Woodrow’s will request City Council to approve a destination bar and restaurant at 5425 Burnet Rd with weekend hours until 2 AM, few noise restrictions, and insufficient parking. On those merits, City Council should either deny the request outright, or impose careful conditions to address the project’s flaws.
That Council may actually approve the bar with few conditions speaks to the power of the South Congress development model in the minds of policymakers. A bar on Burnet, one with outdoor seating right on the street, will draw pedestrians and activate the corridor. It’s classic New Urbanism.