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April 4, 2014

Commission gives OK to Danville tattoo studio

DANVILLE – A downtown area tattoo studio received initial approval Thursday night from the Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Danville City Council will act on the special-use permit on April 15.

Commission members recommended approving a special-use permit requested by Chris Pratt to operate a tattoo studio at 116 N. Walnut St. in the B4 Central Business Zoning District. The tattoo studio would be operated by Chris’ brother, Jason, by appointment only.

Chris Pratt is the owner of Bonnie & Clyde’s Antiques at that location.

Chris Pratt said his brother has 20-plus years of experience of being a tattoo artist working in various other shops and his own shop. The room in the back of the building for the private tattoo studio is about 12-feet-by-18-feet, Chris added.

Chris said one tattoo appointment could last two to four hours.

Chris Milliken, the city's planning and urban services manager, said the city didn’t receive any comments about the studio and the city department also has no objections.

This location, and by having it appointment only, seems to fit in better in the downtown area than a previous zoning request for a tattoo studio on Vermilion Street years ago, Milliken said.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, the commission heard an update on development projects.

Milliken said Kelly’s Sign Shop, 1004 N. Vermilion St., should be open any day now after renovations. The sign shop received zoning approval in 2010.

Steel Grip also is expected to move the week of Easter to its new Voorhees Street location.

Milliken also reported that GT Rentals LLC (Greg Tissier, an accountant) received an occupancy permit and will be renting out more office spaces on East Liberty Lane.

In other business, the commission also discussed regulations for locations/placement of clothing donation collection bins. There are about 11 bins located on various properties in the city. They are mainly Chicago-based business owned and the clothing and items don’t stay in the community, Milliken said.

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