In this week's L.N. Biz Briefs, one of the more popular Starbuck's in our city is expanding its location and a portion of old City Hall has finally been leased to a martial arts studio.
A request for a 900-square-foot expansion of the existing . into the adjacent retail suite formerly Attic Treasures, has been approved by the Planning Commision on Aug. 21.
The new store will be 2,144-square-feet at the Laguna Niguel Plaza commercial center at teh intersection of Alicia Parkway and Pacific Island. The hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The project also includes a request to modify the commercial center’s Precise-Mix-of-Uses to change the approved use for the adjacent suite from “retail” to “retail food with seating,” which would result in an eight space increase in the center-wideparking deficit from 606 parking spaces to 614 spaces (614 parking spaces required, 409 spaces provided; 33 percent deficit).
Staff conducted parking observations at the commercial center and there would be an adequate number of parking spaces to accommodate theproposed expansion ofthe Starbucks and the adjacent businesses.
Portion of Old City Hall Leased
A request to establish and operate has been approved to take up a portion of space for up to a maximum of 14 students and two employees in a vacant 3,471-square-foot suite, city of Laguna Niguel within the Laguna Niguel Business Center at 27841 La Paz Road, by the Planning Commission.
The proposed change in land use will not affect the parking allocations for this portion of the business center since the vacant suite is allocated 16 parking spaces and the proposed taekwondo use would require 16 parking spaces, according to the commission.
The studio is full-featured TaeKwonDo school that offers a professional and a fun learning environment for novices and experts. It is moving from its current location of 12 years in the complex at Aliso Creek Road because the school has grown.
A new AT&T cell site in Dana Point near Pacific Coast Highway and Golden Lantern was enhanced to improve your wireless Internet experience.