by Laura Layden | Naples Daly News
The first rooftop restaurant on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples is three steps closer to reality.
On Wednesday, City Council approved a conditional use for the establishment of Prime Social. Then signed off on the applicant’s petitions for parking and outdoor dining.
During the discussions, Council asked pointed questions of city planners and attorneys, and of the applicants and their team.
Ultimately, Council voted 6-1 in favor of granting a conditional use.
Restaurant has been years in the making
More than two years ago, City Council adopted an ordinance to allow for rooftop restaurants, which “exclusively occupy the second or third stories in existing buildings,” within the 800 block of Fifth Avenue South, with the approval of a conditional use. It did so at the applicant’s request, viewing it as a “pilot project.”
The plans have greatly evolved over time from a rather simple sports bar to a top-quality restaurant.
The restaurant’s outdoor dining will include 21 tables, with 94 seats.
The eatery will be one of the largest on Fifth Avenue – at roughly 7,800 square feet.
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