CA: Levitt Shell wants to adapt shipping containers for buildings
The Levitt Shell organization wants to use shipping containers to house a beverage kiosk, event volunteers and security at its amphitheater in Overton Park.
The nonprofit joins a growing number of businesses and venues in and around Midtown that either use or plan to adapt the metal vessels as buildings.
The Shell this week filed an application with the Board of Adjustment to receive a zoning variance from the requirements of the Unified Development Code.
The Shell would use the shipping containers for retail space to sell Levitt Shell merchandise as well as beer and wine during events there, especially its series of 50 free concerts.
The containers would be placed to the right of the stage (as the audience sees it) in front of the spot where food trucks now park.
Railgarten near the northeast corner of Central and Cooper received retroactive approval to incorporate shipping containers into its outdoor entertainment space.
The Liquor Store, a planned restaurant on Broad Avenue, has been approved to use two shipping containers behind its building for kitchen prep and storage.
And PGK Properties was to go before the Board of Adjustment on Wednesday seeking approval to place up to five shipping containers in front of its surface parking lot in the 600 block of Monroe in the Edge District. Those containers would be used for small commercial spaces.