301 Grand Takes “P.G. Remodel” To New Heights

Usually when someone buys a 600 square foot cottage and adds 3,000 square feet to it with nothing left of the original but the threshold it gets awarded with a historical building sign.

So Doctor buys building, offers to restore it and get waivers on parking spaces required. City discovers building is beyond repair and orders it torn down and parking waivers voided. City Director wants Doctor to make more low income dwellings in new plan. Doc is in it for the money, not social issues.

Doctor should be able to replicate the old building and keep the parking waiver.

543 Laurel Abandoned

“Once a historic building is demolished, it loses its historicity,” explained Pacific Grove’s Community and Development Director Mark Brodeur. That in turn changes certain parameters that accompany such a project. In this case those parameters involve parking.
“I informed the new owner that once the demolition is in place his plans as previously approved are no longer going to work because I don’t have the flexibility to allow five parking spaces off site,” explained Brodeur. Instead, Adeeb would have to change the project to accommodate eight parking spaces on site.

301 Grand Takes “P.G. Remodel” To New Heights

Unwelcome Downtown Businesses

Moe hates the resale shops that proliferate the city. As the town struggles to attract businesses to downtown, there is a moratorium of certain types of commerce.

Art galleries that are open maybe 14 hours a week are welcome. All the rest of you stay in New Monterey:

The Community Development Department received a letter from the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 3) requesting a moratorium on the allowance of future benefit/consignment and resale shops. This is but one example of incompatible (but currently allowed) uses allowed in the Commercial Downtown (C-D) Zoning District

    • Pawn Shops
    • Electronic Cigarette (Vapor/Vape) Shops
    • Check Cashing Stores
    • Bail Bonds
    • Storefront Churches (religious assembly)
    • Gold and Silver Exchange Stores
    • Auction Houses (existing may remain)
    • Automobile Rental
    • Recreational Vehicle Sales (including boats)
    • Tire Sales and Repair
    • Blood, Plasma Sale Centers
    • Kennels or Pet Boarding (when not associated with an animal hospital)
    • Body Piercing and Tattoo Shops (on Ground Floor, only)

Unwelcome Downtown Businesses