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Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 7:31 am, Wed Mar 9, 2011.

Plans for a wine bar, annexation of property south of Harney Lane for a commercial and retail center, a liquor license for a new Japanese restaurant and a recycling center will all be before Lodi commissions tonight.

The Site Plan and Architectural Committee and the Planning Commission will both meet, and have full agendas. Below is a brief description of what they will be considering:

Site Plan and Architectural Committee

5:15 p.m. tonight at Carnage Forum, 305 W. Pine St.

Project: A recycling center at Apple Market

Location: West of Apple Market, next to the mobile home park at Lakewood Mall.

Applicant: Tomra Pacific.

Summary: Employees at the container kiosk will pay residents for plastic, aluminum cans and glass beverage containers that the public pays a deposit for at the time of purchase. The kiosk is 612 feet and is pre-fabricated.

No hazardous waste, construction materials or large objects will be collected.

The owners will weigh and count the items at a kiosk and then transfer them to a storage container. Then it will be emptied and taken to an off-site recycling center.

The kiosk will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. There are also two self-recycling machines that will continuously operate.

Project: Alter building facades at Bella Terra Plaza

Location: Bella Terra, 1110 West Kettleman Lane.

Applicant: Luis Bolinoo, owner of the plaza.

Summary: The owners of the plaza would like to make improvements on the first floor, including exterior painting, new awnings, repairs to window frames and new double-paned windows with screens.

The changes will be made to Lawrence Furniture and the Social Security Administration offices.

Lodi Planning Commission

7 p.m., tonight at Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St.

Project: Annex 30 acres of land south of city limits for commercial development

Location: Southwest corner of Harney Lane and West Lane.

Applicant: Michael Carouba, owner of the property.

Summary: The 30 acres will be annexed into the city and will be used for five offices and commercial retail space.

The plans show five new office buildings that take up a total of 179,200 square-feet, including a medical office with a laboratory. The plans also include 103,350 square-feet of commercial space, including a bank and restaurant, that are labeled for future growth. Along with the annexation, the commission also needs to:

  • Make a recommendation to the Lodi City Council to certify the proposed mitigated negative declaration as adequate environmental documentation for the proposed project.
  • Approve dividing the parcel into nine commercial lots.

Project: Consider a permit for a new wine distributor and tasting room in Downtown Lodi

Location: 9 W. Locust St., Suite A.

Applicant: AH Wines Inc.

Summary: At first, the business will include an office, wine storage, a warehouse and a wholesale distribution center. It will eventually include a wine tasting room. It will distribute wine to local and overseas business.

The wine center plans to be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but those hours could change once a tasting room opens.

Project: Consider a permit for Yume Japanese Restaurant to sell beer and wine

Location: Yume Japanese Restaurant, 2401 W. Turner Road, Suite 222.

Applicant: Masayuki Hattori.

Summary: The new sit-down restaurant would like to offer beer and wine for sale.

The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and seats about 28 people.

Project: Consider a permit for Holiday Inn to sell alcohol

Location: Holiday Inn Express, 1337 E. Kettleman Lane.

Applicant: MLK Family Properties.

Summary: The hotel wants to feature wine tasting events and sell beer, wine and liquor to guests at the hotel bar. It also wants to sell beer and wine out of its gift shop that can be removed from the hotel. The hotel will be able to sell from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com. Read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:25 am on Thu, Mar 10, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Maggie, no information, or aren't you allowed to approach this matter? Is that why Layla is gone?

  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:19 am on Wed, Mar 9, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Maggie, maybe you could find some info on the liquor license at the Holiday Inn Express concerning MLK Family Properties? When the property owner and developer KFP was excused from paying their redevelopment fees last year because they were supposedly near bankruptcy, I posted some comments concerning this issue because there were other properties owned by these same developers but seperated into other family holdings. Now I see that they have changed their ownership to MLK Family Properties? Isn't this the entity that holds the other properties by this family? Why the name change and has KFP been obligated to pay those redevelopment fees before a transfer to another owner? Why is a different entity applying for a liquor license? Are there now two seperate entities involved in this business? If so, shouldn't the new entity be liable to pay those redevelopment fees that were put off for a year? Why isn't this liquor license application by Kim Family Properties, the original developer?



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