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File #: 2021-1114   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 7/12/2021
Title: 1215 Park Street - Use Permit for Use of an Outdoor Rear Patio and Yard - Applicant: Club House Bar. Consideration of a Use Permit to allow outdoor use of an existing rear patio and yard area behind the Club House Bar for outdoor seating. The project is located within the C-C-T (Community Commercial, Theater Combining) Zoning District. The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 - Existing Facilities and 15183 - Projects Consistent with General Plan and Zoning
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Draft Resolution, 2. Exhibit 2 Site Plan and Photos, 3. Item 7-A Public Comment as of July 12, 2021
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1215 Park Street - Use Permit for Use of an Outdoor Rear Patio and Yard - Applicant: Club House Bar. Consideration of a Use Permit to allow outdoor use of an existing rear patio and yard area behind the Club House Bar for outdoor seating. The project is located within the C-C-T (Community Commercial, Theater Combining) Zoning District. The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 - Existing Facilities and 15183 - Projects Consistent with General Plan and Zoning

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To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas, Planning Director

BACKGROUND
The Club House Bar is requesting a conditional use permit to allow for the use of an existing patio and backyard area for outdoor seating for patrons of the Club House Bar. Per Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) Section 30-4.9A.c., use of the outdoor space by a commercial business requires approval of a Conditional Use Permit.
The outdoor area, is comprised of a small patio immediately behind the building and a small lawn area behind the patio, which is separated from the rear patio by a fence and gate. The adjoining property adjacent to the rear yard is residential.

ANALYSIS
Use permits of this nature are often approved by the Zoning Administrator, but in instances where an application generates neighborhood controversy or significant public interest, the Zoning Administrator may refer the matter to the Planning Board for consideration. With this current Use Permit, several residential neighbors have expressed concerns about noise and other disturbances in anticipation of the restaurant's proposed use of the rear patio. In 2019, just prior to the pandemic, the Planning Board reviewed and approved a use permit for the use of the adjacent rear patio for the Spinning Bones Restaurant.
Under the use permit process, the Planning Board can impose conditions on the use permit that ensu...

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