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File #: 22-726    Version:
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/24/2022 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action:
Title: PLANNING APPLICATION 21-22 FOR A RETAIL CANNABIS STOREFRONT BUSINESS WITH DELIVERY LOCATED AT 2301 NEWPORT BOULEVARD
Attachments: 1. PA-21-22 Report, 2. 1. Draft Planning Commission Resolution, 3. 3. Vicinity Map, 4. 4. Zoning Map, 5. 5. Site Photos, 6. 6. Conceptual Plans
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PLANNING APPLICATION 21-22 FOR A RETAIL CANNABIS STOREFRONT BUSINESS WITH DELIVERY LOCATED AT 2301 NEWPORT BOULEVARD
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DEPARTMENT: ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT/PLANNING DIVISION
PRESENTED BY: MICHELLE HALLIGAN, CONTRACT PLANNER
CONTACT INFORMATION: MICHELLE HALLIGAN, 714-754-5608, Michelle.Halligan@costamesaca.gov

RECOMMENDATION:
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Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt a Resolution to:
1. Find that the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Class 1), Existing Facilities; and
2. Approve Planning Application 21-22, subject to conditions of approval.
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APPLICANT OR AUTHORIZED AGENT:
The applicant/authorized agent is Devon Julian of Culture CM Newport Street, LLC, on behalf of the property owner, Sweet Inspirations.
BACKGROUND:
The subject half-acre property is located at 2301 Newport Boulevard and is situated west of the SR-55 Freeway, east of Fairview Road, north of Victoria Street, and south of Wilson Street. The site is zoned C2 (General Business District) and is surrounded by C2 and C1 (Local Business District) zoned properties. The site has a General Plan Land Use Designation of General Commercial.
Existing development on the site consists of a one-story 3,607-square-foot commercial building with landscaping, a patio cover at the rear of the building, a trash enclosure, and 23 surface parking stalls. Currently, half of the building is occupied by the Newport Cosmetic Center and the other half is vacant. The remainder of the building was previously occupied by a massage use (closed in 2019) and a medical use (closed in 2016). The proposed retail cannabis storefront use with delivery, "Cannabis Culture Club," would occupy the entire building. The existing site development complies with the General Plan in regard to floor area ratio (FAR) in that the maximum FAR is 0.20 and the existing/propos...

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