***IN PLAN CHECK***
The project proposes alterations to the former Department Store located at 109 Kentucky Street, which is in the Mixed Use 2 (MU2) zoning district, Parking Assessment District, Theater District, and the National Register Historic Commercial District for Amy's Kitchen Downtown Corporate Office. The former Department Store (The Leader and Carithers) is recognized as a contributing building to the Historic Commercial District. Proposed alterations to this 18,722 square foot historic resource include seismic retrofit, enlargement of existing window openings on East and South facades and change of window type, addition of new windows below the original windows on the East and South elevations, a new double-door with an infill wall at the northernmost entrance on the East façade, a new service door on the West façade, and new signage. Various modifications are proposed for the interior of the building, including adaptive reuse of the former retail space and the addition of a mezzanine space that would expand the building square footage to approximately 20,000 square feet. A Major Historic Site Plan and Architectural Review (HSPAR) is required for this property that is listed on the National Register Historic Commercial District.