Planning Commission

Private club looks to open in Leucadia

Private club looks to open in Leucadia

ENCINITAS — Various rumors have pegged the private group Leucadia Club as a political think tank, a strip joint or even a religious cult. But those and other pieces of gossip aren’t true, the club’s organizers say.

Traffic calming, complete streets a driving force in general plan update

Traffic calming, complete streets a driving force in general plan update

CARLSBAD — Hoping to address perpetual traffic issues, Carlsbad’s traffic division is making traffic calming strategies and complete street concepts a driving force in the upcoming general plan update.

Cardiff beer-tasting room takes step forward

Cardiff beer-tasting room takes step forward

ENCINITAS — Beer-tasting rooms are allowed under Cardiff development rules, the Planning Commission determined last week.

City approves farm, microbrewery and market ‘experiment’

City approves farm, microbrewery and market ‘experiment’

CARLSBAD — When the city of Carlsbad was established in the late 1800s, agriculture served as its principle industry. The area was known for its flowers and avocados for decades.

Council adopts term limits for commission appointees

ENCINITAS — Terms limits and other changes for the city’s Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and other commissions will take effect in 2014, as a result of a 3-2 council vote last week.

Appeal sparks debate over zoning of former Ecke Ranch property

Appeal sparks debate over zoning of former Ecke Ranch property

ENCINITAS — With 16 public speakers, Wednesday night’s council meeting set off a debate over which kind of groups can operate on the former Ecke Ranch property, purchased last year by the Leichtag Foundation.

Car dealership to expand, update

Car dealership to expand, update

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the expansion and upgrade of the Hoehn Buick Cadillac dealership at its Sept. 4 meeting.

Resident appeals decision over Bier Garden windows

Resident appeals decision over Bier Garden windows

ENCINITAS — Despite some residents’ objections, the Encinitas Planning Commission gave Bier Garden the OK two weeks ago to open its patio windows until 10 p.m.

Planning Commission eliminates nonexistent parking

Planning Commission eliminates nonexistent parking

CARLSBAD — Planning Commission ruled on a parking issue for the shopping complex of the forthcoming La Costa Towne Square, which eventually boiled down to eliminating parking spaces that never existed in the first place.

Nursery land to sprout houses instead of trees

Nursery land to sprout houses instead of trees

CARLSBAD — With another plant nursery downsizing and selling land for potential house development, Carlsbad’s agricultural and nursery land is shrinking down to little more than the Flower Fields and strawberry fields.