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The Planning Commission had a full agenda at their July meeting. Highlights included an initial study session to discuss the removing of minimum parking requirements for new buildings. They also held a study session to...

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The Planning Commission’s May meeting was jam-packed with two public hearings, an administrative review of a proposed 40th street & San Pablo Avenue bus hub design and a second study session for the Onni Group’s...

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The Planning Commission held a special meeting to continue their deliberation of Parcel B of the Marketplace redevelopment and the appeal by neighboring Wareham Development. For a quick recap, the conversation surrounds Parcel B’s Final Development...

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The Planning Commission had a full agenda for their April meeting including a review of Emeryville’s proposed Capital Improvement Program and a Public Hearing to convert a dilapidated property on 55th street to a duplex....

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The Planning Commission’s March agenda was fairly light, but we did get an update on the Adeline Springs development as well as a discussion on the potential zoning update that would allow R&D in mixed-use...

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After a light January meeting, the Planning Commission had a full slate in February. The highlight of the night was the chance to see the initial designs for the Emeryville Center for the Arts. In...

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After a marathon five-hour December meeting, the Planning Commission welcomed 2019 with a ‘lighter’ agenda that included a single Public Hearing. Staff presented revised plans for “Parcel B” of the Marketplace redevelopment that would increase the scope...

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Without a meeting in November, the Planning Commission met on December 13th with a jam-packed agenda and a meeting that stretched beyond five hours. All eyes were of course on the proposed Onni 54-story high-rise...

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The Planning Commission’s October 25th meeting was brief, but we got several updates on local projects we’ve been following. The lone Public Hearing was an application by the Rochambeau Cannabis Dispensary to expand their San...

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The Emeryville Planning Commission met on September 27th with three Public Hearings on the agenda. These items included a look at the proposed on-site consumption lounge for East Bay Therapeutics‘ new dispensary, a proposed senior housing...

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After a two month hiatus, the Planning Commission reconvened on August 23rd with two newly elected commissioners. Tito Young and Jonathan Hidalgo were both appointed by our City Council at the July 12 meeting to...

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The June Planning Commission meeting had updated discussions on several ongoing developments including the Ocean View Townhome project at 1270 Ocean Avenue and a proposed mixed-use project at 5850 Shellmound Way. In addition, it was...

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The Emeryville Planning Commission held a special meeting last week to discuss the city’s contentious Parking Management Plan. For a quick summation of the plan, the City is contemplating an overhaul of how parking is...

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The April Planning Commission meeting had discussions on a replacement for the Art.com signs as well as updates on the proposed AT&T cell facilities and East Bay Therapeutics’ new dispensary that will occupy 5745 Peladeau...

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Cellular antennas were the focus for much of the Planning Commission’s March meeting as both Sprint and AT&T look to install new equipment in Emeryville. In addition, we got an update on the Adeline Springs...

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Planning Commission held a special meeting on March 15th to discuss a conditional use permit for a temporary lot for the Emery Go-Round fleet, as well as a PUD amendment for the Sherwin Williams development....

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February’s Planning Commission meeting included a discussion of the annual general plan progress report, approval of a new cannabis dispensary and a review of an updated final architecture plan for the Sherwin-Williams project. Director’s Report:...

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The new year started with a marathon January 25th Planning Commission meeting that spanned nearly five hours. The meeting was filled with interesting updates to some ongoing large projects as well as another use permit...

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The Emeryville Planning Commission held a special meeting on December 20th to discuss the issuance of use permits for three cannabis manufacturing applicants. All three applications are a result of our City Council’s decision back...

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The December 14th Planning Commission meeting saw two study sessions on the agenda. The first was for the Ocean View townhouse development that was previously discussed at the Commission’s January meeting. The second presented results...

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Emeryville City Council met for a Special Meeting on November 21st with significant developments including issuing the city’s first use permits for cannabis dispensaries. The meeting also saw the appointment of Councilmember John Bauters to...

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The October 25th Planning Commission meeting involved discussions on several ongoing projects in our city. The biggest agenda item was the final development plan study session for the architecture and park space of the massive...

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The September 27th Planning Commission saw two developments on the agenda. One being an update to the “Doyle Street Mews” project that was previously reviewed in the July recap, and a new development located at...

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The August 24th Planning Commission saw three public hearings on the agenda; two dealing with sign permits and the other involving potential wireless telecom installations to help increase the signal strength for cellular users. Prior to...

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