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File #: 22-847    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/24/2022 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 9/12/2022 Final action:
Title: PLANNING APPLICATION 21-23 FOR A RETAIL CANNABIS STOREFRONT BUSINESS LOCATED AT 1687 ORANGE AVENUE (KING'S CREW)
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 21-23 FOR A RETAIL CANNABIS STOREFRONT BUSINESS LOCATED AT 1687 ORANGE AVENUE (KING'S CREW)

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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 21-23, subject to conditions of approval.

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APPLICANT OR AUTHORIZED AGENT:
The applicant/authorized agent is Greg Gamet of Gold Flora Costa Mesa LLC, on behalf of the property owner, Orange Ave Investors LLC.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property is located at 1687 Orange Avenue. The property is located on the south side of East 17th Street near the intersection of East 17th Street and Orange Avenue. The property fronts Orange Avenue to the east and is bounded by Old Newport Boulevard to the south and East 16th Street to the west. The site is zoned C1 (Local Business District) and is surrounded by other commercially zoned properties (C1, C2 - General Business District, C1-S - Shopping Center District, and PDC - Planned Development Commercial). The site has a General Plan Land Use Designation of General Commercial.
Existing development on the subject property consists of a 2,778-square-foot single-story commercial building with five parking spaces onsite. Access to the site is provided by an existing 18-foot wide driveway on Orange Avenue. The existing site parking and driveway are not shared with any other properties and/or tenants.
The existing commercial building is currently occupied by La Cresta Cleaners (drycleaner) since 1970. The proposed retail cannabis storefront use, "King's Crew" would occupy the entire build...

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