- In other action
Charter school expanding: The commission approved an expansion to a charter school off of Kettleman Lane and Lakeshore Drive.
The school has 200 students in kindergarten through high school and will use the extra room for one-on-one and group tutoring sessions.
When the school went before the Planning Commission in August 2010, several of the commissioners and city staff were concerned about parking and traffic.
But City Manager Rad Bartlam said the city has had no problems with the charter school. The students only come to the center for a couple hours at a time, and the tutoring sessions are not scheduled back-to-back, which means kids are not socializing outside, he said.
"It's a relatively unique school situation, where there is a large population but very few on-site at any time," Bartlam said. "It is less density than an office occupying the same space."
Wine center expansion approved: The Planning Commission approved a request to expand AH Wines on Locust Street.
The commission already approved a use permit on March 9 of last year, but had to reapprove it because the business wants to grow to the rest of the building.
Robert Colarossi, a representative for AH Wines, said they plan to expand and eventually open a wine tasting room.
"Our intention is to expand the back use, primarily to use it as storage because the business has expanded so quickly, which is a good thing in this economy," he said.
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Planning Commission unanimously agreed to rezone a 9-acre property that previously had three zoning designations, opening the door for a new development near Raley's.
Kristmont West owns the property the Raley's Shopping Center is located on, and also the vacant property south of the grocery store on the northwest corner of West Tokay Street and South Lower Sacramento Road.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am.