Is it possible to purchase a 2 story restaurant and convert it to a multi family or would that be too big of a hurdle “bureaucracy” wise?
It is located in zoning district c8-2 , r6
Based upon the zoning district, multi family properties are allowed. I would not say that "bureaucracy" is the main issue. The main issue would be if you can complete the conversion based upon the existing conditions, zoning, and code requirements. This is addition to determining what construction and associated work would be required in order to comply with Multifamily building regulations.
The process would be to first have an Architect put together a feasibility study to determine what can be built based upon the properties existing conditions, zoning requirements, code requirements, ADA requirements, and the desired use. From there you will have a better idea of the constraints and how best to proceed.
Feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss further.
Best of luck,
Alex Furini, RA