The Shed restaurant submits plans in effort to get retroactive building permit

Brad Orrison made a big leap this week toward getting The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint in line with county building codes.

It looks like he is going to get a building permit.

Orrison took plans to county planners Thursday, the day before the deadline set by County Court Judge Larry Wilson.

Planners said they will know more after the engineers go over it all, but “it looks good for The Shed getting a building permit early next week.”

It’s the beginning of a process for Orrison to get up to code the rambling collection of buildings on the property on Mississippi 57 north of Interstate 10.

The Shed burned in 2012 and was quickly rebuilt without building permits or building inspections required by the county. During the next five years, The Shed was embroiled in a legal battle with the Mississippi Department of Transportation over the value of its buildings in an eminent domain case. That case ended earlier this year with The Shed being awarded more than $400,000.

It will always be the same Shed everybody loves.

Brad Orrison

Then came a hearing in County Court on how The Shed was rebuilt without permits, and Orrison agreed he was in violation.

On Feb. 22, Wilson gave Orrison 60 days “to submit proof of substantial progress towards compliance with the Jackson County Building Code,” as well as county flood and zoning ordinances. To defy that would be risking county fines and court proceedings.

It looks like Orrison made the deadline, even if it did go down to the wire.

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