June 24, 2007

Grocery Outlet Appeals Again

The City Council is scheduled to hear Grocery Outlet's appeal of the previous decisions of the Zoning Enforcement Official and Board of Zoning Adjustments to classify it as a supermarket and not a neighborhood grocery store.

Grocery Outlet has a pending application to open a store at the former Albertsons location at 1550 E. 14th Street. The current classification as a supermarket means that it needs a Conditional Use Permit. Since the site was identified as an opportunity site as part of the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development Strategy, a Conditional Use Permit cannot be issued until a current moratorium expires on November 6, 2007, or when the Downtown TOD Strategy is finalized.

The official notice from the City of San Leandro follows.

Official City of San Leandro Courtesy Notice of
a Public Hearing During a
Special Meeting Before the City Council

Project Address: 1550 E. 14th Street
(Corner of Juana and Dolores Avenues,
Council District 1 - see area map on back)

Meeting Date/Time: Monday. July 9, 2007
8:00 P.M.

Meeting Place: City Council Chambers of City Hall
835 E, 14th Street, San Leandro, CA

Project Description: The applicants (Grocery Outlet, Inc. and Norcal AI, LLC) are requesting an Appeal of the Board of Zoning Adjustments upholding the administrative decision of the Zoning Enforcement Official with regard to the determination that the proposed Grocery Outlet is a supermarket, not a neighborhood grocery store. The applicants are proposing that their application for a Grocery Outlet at 1550 E. 14th Street is a neighborhood grocery store and a permitted use in the CD Commercial Downtown District. The Planning Manager and then the Zoning Enforcement Official have both determined that the proposed Grocery Outlet would be considered a supermarket, which requires a Conditional Use Permit in the Commercial Downtown (CD) District. A Conditional Use Permit, identified as an Opportunity Site in the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy, would be subject to the existing moratorium related to discretionary action on any opportunity site. The moratorium extends until November 6, 2007, or finalization of the Downtown TOD Strategy, whichever comes first. The Board of Zoning Adjustments upheld the Zoning Enforcement Official's determination at their June 7, 2007 meeting. Assessor's Parcel Number 77-540-9; Grocery Outlet, Inc. and Norcal AI, LLC (applicants and property owner); CD Commercial Downtown District.

For further information, contact Kathleen Livermore, Planner III, City of San Leandro, Community Development Department at 577-3350

Environmental Review: This project (PLN2007-00029) is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15301 Existing Facilities.

City Contact/Information: Kathleen Livermore, Interim Planning Manager (510) 577-3350

Any interested party or agent may appear and be heard. Anyone instituting a legal challenge to the Public Hearing item noted above may be limited to addressing only those issues raised at the Public Hearing described in this Notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Leandro, Community Development Department, 835 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA, 94577 at or prior to the Public Hearing.

Si quiere una traducción de este mensaje al español, por favor contáctese con Sally Barros al 510-577-3458.

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