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File #: 22-772    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/17/2022 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action:
Title: PLANNING APPLICATION 21-20 FOR A RETAIL CANNABIS STOREFRONT BUSINESS WITH DELIVERY LOCATED AT 124 EAST 17TH STREET
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 1. Draft Planning Commission Resolution, 3. 2. Applicant Letter, 4. 3. Vicinity Map, 5. 4. Zoning Map, 6. 5. Site Photos, 7. 6. Project Plans
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PLANNING APPLICATION 21-20 FOR A RETAIL CANNABIS STOREFRONT BUSINESS WITH DELIVERY LOCATED AT 124 EAST 17TH STREET

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DEPARTMENT: ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT/PLANNING DIVISION
PRESENTED BY: NANCY HUYNH, SENIOR PLANNER
CONTACT INFORMATION: NANCY HUYNH, 714-754-5609; Nancy.Huynh@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 21-20, subject to conditions of approval.

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APPLICANT OR AUTHORIZED AGENT:
The applicant/authorized agent is Peter Ishak of The Distillate Co., on behalf of the property owner, 124 17th St LLC.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property is located at 124 East 17th Street. The property is located on the north side of East 17th Street and is bounded by Cabrillo Street to the north, Fullerton Avenue to the southeast, and Newport Boulevard to the west. The site is zoned C2 (General Business District) and is surrounded by other commercial zoned properties (C2, C1 - Local Business District, CL - Commercial Limited District). The site has a General Plan Land Use Designation of General Commercial.
Existing development on the site consists of a one-story 2,340-square-foot commercial building with two tenant spaces and 14 parking spaces in the existing surface parking lot. The existing building is vacant but previous uses were a cell phone repair store (uBreakiFix) and barbershop (Floyd's 99 Barbershop). The proposed retail cannabis storefront use with delivery (the business name has yet to be determined) would occupy the entire building.
The surrounding uses include a variety of retail/commercial businesses. Adjacent uses to the west are furniture/mattress stores (The Find Consignments, Sit 'n Sleep, Ortho Mattress) and to the e...

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