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File #: 21-317    Version: 1 Name: SR BZA 2181 Doolittle Drive CUP
Type: Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments
Meeting Date: 6/3/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: PLN21-0002; Conditional Use Permit to establish an animal hospital at 2181 Doolittle Drive. Zoning District: CN(S) Commercial Neighborhood District (Special Review Overlay District); Alameda County Assessor's Parcel Number 077A-0697-001-11; P. Sandhe (applicant), Niknat Investors LLC (property owner).
Sponsors: Tom Liao
Attachments: 1. Vicinity Map, 2. Applicant Statement, 3. Plan Exhibits A-D
Related files: 19-179, 19-178, 21-318
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PLN21-0002; Conditional Use Permit to establish an animal hospital at 2181 Doolittle Drive. Zoning District: CN(S) Commercial Neighborhood District (Special Review Overlay District); Alameda County Assessor's Parcel Number 077A-0697-001-11; P. Sandhe (applicant), Niknat Investors LLC (property owner).

Staffreport
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The applicant proposes to establish an animal hospital within a 1,173 square foot tenant space in a recently constructed multi-tenant retail building at 2181 Doolittle Drive. The subject property is zoned CN(S) Commercial Neighborhood District (Special Review Overlay District). The animal hospital use requires approval of a Conditional Use Permit from the Board of Zoning Adjustments.

Staff recommends that the Board of Zoning Adjustments Adopt Resolution 2021-005, approving the Conditional Use Permit for an animal hospital at 2181 Doolittle Drive, PLN21-0002, based on the Findings of Fact and subject to the Conditions of Approval.

RELATIONSHIP TO SURROUNDINGS AREA

The subject property is located at 2181 Doolittle Drive, between Marina Boulevard and Barrow Street. The small shopping center sits on two parcels. The subject parcel site is approximately 20,519 square feet in size. The adjacent parcel (2117 Doolittle Drive) to the north is approximately 9,364 square feet in size.

The subject parcel and the adjacent properties to the south (retail shopping center) and east (gas station) are all similarly zoned CN(S) Commercial Neighborhood District (Special Review Overlay District). The adjacent shopping center parcel to the north is zoned CN Commercial Neighborhood District and contains retail uses and services. The adjacent property to the west is a multi-family residential apartment building zoned RM-1800, Residential Multi-Family District (24 dwellings per gross acre).

BACKGROUND

The proposed project site once contained a non-conforming 7,500 square foot grocery store that was destroyed by a fire in 2015. The pr...

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