Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0645    Version: 1 Name: DS - 5005 Long Beach Blvd Car Wash Appeal D8
Type: Public Hearing Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 5/23/2022 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 8/16/2022 Final action:
Title: WITHDRAWN Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record and conclude the public hearing; consider an appeal from David Derahim care of Ahmad Ghaderi (APL 22-003); and, uphold the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a Conditional Use Permit (CUP 18-001) for a new car wash located at 5005 Long Beach Boulevard in the Commercial Automobile-Oriented (CCA) Zoning District or provide alternative direction to approve or approve with conditions. (District 8)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 061422-H-22sr&att.pdf, 2. 061422-H-22-PowerPoint.pdf, 3. 061422-H-22 corresp. Lakatos.pdf, 4. 061422-H-22 corresp. Oropeza.pdf, 5. 061422-H-22 corresp. Sloan.pdf, 6. 061422-H-22 corresp. Brower.pdf, 7. 071222-CH-13corresp, 8. 071222-CH-13sr&att
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WITHDRAWN
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record and conclude the public hearing; consider an appeal from David Derahim care of Ahmad Ghaderi (APL 22-003); and, uphold the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a Conditional Use Permit (CUP 18-001) for a new car wash located at 5005 Long Beach Boulevard in the Commercial Automobile-Oriented (CCA) Zoning District or provide alternative direction to approve or approve with conditions. (District 8)

DISCUSSION
On March 17, 2022, the Planning Commission held a public hearing, considered public testimony, and denied a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a new car wash at 5005 Long Beach Boulevard (Attachment A). The Project site is 1.48-acres in size and is developed with a stand-alone restaurant and gas station with a mini mart (Attachment B). The gas station and restaurant use are intended to continue operations at the site. The existing gas station and mini mart have operated at the subject site in the current configuration since at least 1989. The restaurant building is currently vacant. At the time this staff report was prepared, interior soft demolition was underway at the restaurant in preparation for new interior restaurant improvements under review with the City of Long Beach (City).

The site is located within the Commercial Automobile-Oriented Zoning District and has a Neighborhood Serving Centers and Corridors-Low (NSC-L) General Plan PlaceType Designation. The project site abuts the playground areas of Dooley Elementary School to the north and west, a convenience store and drug store with a drive-through pharmacy (drive-through is currently closed) to the east across Long Beach Boulevard; to the south, across Del Amo Boulevard, is a gas station with a mini mart and single-family residences; and a gas station with a drive-through car wash and mini mart is located catty-corner to the site across Long Beach Boulevard.

The proposed automated self-service car wash would be...

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