WEATHERFORD – A vintage car store in Weatherford is back in business after meeting the conditions required to obtain Conditional Use Permit.
Texas Classics and Customs, 711 Palo Pinto St., the CUP was revoked in March after receiving four notices of violations from Code Enforcement and two official notices of zoning from the Planning Department.
The company has previously received violations of things related to landscaping and vehicles exhibited outside of business hours.
The company complied with all points, as shown in a before and after photo, and the planning and development on June 9 recommended that the council approve the new conditional use permit.
“We got compliant within two weeks and stayed complaining the entire time, and that’s our full intent,” Orien Sabin, co-owner of Texas Classics and Customs, told councilors Tuesday. “We appreciate your checking out.”
The repairs included landscaping along Palo Pinto Street and keeping weeds and tall grass clear; a properly shielded dumpster, good repair of any signage; a landscaped buffer along the southern property line; a privacy fence around the property; Loading and unloading vehicles on site without parking on the street; Repairs in one of the bays, behind the fence or in the accessory structure; Vehicles are only displayed in front of the property during business hours; and all storage, parking and work areas with asphalt or concrete pavement.
Sabin thanked friends, contractors, and citizens who had helped them with repairs to comply with regulations.
A co-contractor and customer, Johnny Dwire, said he took many of his cars to Texas Classics and Customs for work and thinks they’re a huge asset to the city.
“You are doing a great job and have taken an area of Palo Pinto [Street] and created a beautiful place, “he said.
According to the new conditions, the entire operation must be stopped if the company receives a third notification of infringement within 18 months until compliance is met. In addition, the conditional usage permit expires if it is not concluded within a year or is abandoned for more than 180 days.