FAIRFIELD — Trademark Fairfield, the first mixed used building constructed under the transit-oriented overlay on Commerce Drive, has its first commercial tenant.

The Town Plan and Zoning Commission Tuesday unanimously approved a compliance application for Barbacoa Smoke House.

“I, for one, am very happy to see they’ve landed a tenant for the anchor spot in this building, right on the corner,” Chairman Matthew Wagner said. “It’s really great to see.”

The restaurant will take up a gross area of 4,159 square feet, with 1,783 square feet of that reserved for patron area. The plans also include 150 feet for outdoor, seasonal dining.

Planning Director James Wendt said plans currently call for just beer and wine, although they are permitted to have full service, should they so choose.

Wendt said the restaurant needed to secure a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals to reduce the required parking spaces. Although there are 187 spaces on the property, they fell short by 28 spaces, he said. The ZBA approved the variance in October because ownership group owns two adjacent properties, and will allow staff to park there, if needed.

The restaurant described itself in the ZBA application as “smoked barbeque with a Mexican overture.” its website tells patrons it provides “always fresh food with a pinch of cheeky fun.”

Patrons choose from dry rubbed steak, chicken, pork or fish, and whether they want it “low and slow smoked” or freshly grilled. They then top their meal with the BBQ sauce to their liking, whether hot and spicy or sweet.

The restaurant will also offer several ways to place an order — at the restaurant’s kiosk, or in advance online, for either dining in or take out.

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An opening date for the restaurant has yet to be announced. The restaurant owner could not be reached for comment.

The residential portion of the Trademark building is 50 percent leased. The building includes just over 100 luxury apartments with available units ranging in monthly rates from about $1,950 for a 560-foot studio to $3,400 for a two-bedroom.

The new Trademark Fairfield held a formal ribbon cutting in late September at 665 Commerce Drive adjacent to the headquarters of Bigelow Tea.

Trademark Fairfield was co-developed by Abbey Road Advisors, Skala Partners and ELV Associates.