Over the years, the owners of Canada Corners have continually pressed to expand the center and restaurants, to make more money. They request the Town to develop and issue a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), specifying the details of what is permitted. There have been a number of CUP's over the years. But in the Planning Commission review on Nov 2, 2016 to allow the expansion of the Bakery restaurant, they ignored regulations that specified how many parking spaces are required for restaurant operations.
The below analysis was done by the Planning Director. During the daytime hours of 6 am to 6 pm, the Bakery is allowed 70 seats, which requires 28 parking places. The analysis clearly shows there is a deficit of 14 spaces during this time. This explains why parking has been such a problem since the Bakery opened in 2017. These objections were brought up in the meetings, but ignored by the Planning Commission. Parking was not a problem in the old days with the old Woodside Bakery operating in that spot.
TOO MANY SEATS IN THE BAKERY
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