Save the Leonard at Logan House
The City of Grand Rapids is threatening to shut down all events at the beloved Leonard at Logan House in Heritage Hill. Without events or additional rooms, the house will no longer be able to afford to operate. The Leonard at Logan has been operating under an approved special use permit for Bed & Breakfasts with vague ordinance language regarding events with full disclosure of the intent to house guests at the B&B and become a wedding venue.
Here is the zoning for B&Bs in Grand Rapids. It does not say anything about events occurring inside the home.
The Leonard at Logan House B&B has now requested a variance for the ability to continue holding events & allow more than five guest rooms. At least two other locations in Grand Rapids also host events under the same ordinance. Some of these events are much larger than those requested or held by the Leonard at Logan, yet no violation has been filed against these other businesses/locations.
The Leonard at Logan House has the support of a large majority of neighbors, many local businesses, guests, and friends. This petition is important because without our ability to show this overwhelming support, The Leonard at Logan will be forced to close.
We are petitioning to the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Heritage Hill Board, the City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission, and the Grand Rapids City Commissioners to allow the variance as requested and to change the existing ordinance to enable Bed & Breakfasts to survive in Grand Rapids.
Here is the appeal that we sent to the City. At the bottom of the page is what the City told the neighbors we are asking for. There are a few differences.
Please sign this petition and help spread the word - and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for you support.