Zoning Administrator hearing: Monday, May 8 at 2 pm.
Hearing was continued from April 24.
First Belmont Shore applicant to reach hearing stage.
Coastal Commission explicitly denied this plan in 1992-1997.
Expanded outdoor dining area prevents access to and views of the beach, violating Coastal Act.
Music brought by patrons to outdoor dining area disrupts neighbors' quallity of life.
24/7 truck deliveries block pedestrian and bicycle path to beach.
Outdoor dining patio and string lights obstruct emergency vehicles from beach and residences.
Noise and light pollution in Plaza negatively impact full-time resident nesting and roosting birds -- Black-crown Night Herons and Great Blue Herons -- hindering breeding and contributing to death.
At April 24 hearing, BBC owner balked at conditions of use proposed by administrator:
Said he cannot stop people from standing next to outdoor dining.
Said he won't encourage public transit plan for employees to ease traffic and parking issues.
Proposed Condition of Use would require BBC to allow the public to use outdoor dining space without purchase. This is an essential condition in line with the city's original intention for all parklets.
Loss of public bike racks in Plaza resulted in patrons locking bikes to BBC patio, obstructing beach access.
BBC calls this a "dog patio." Dog noise directly harms neighboring residents.
Send your email comments now. Attend the Zoom hearing on Monday, May 8.