Present Land Use
27,005± square feet of building space consisting of three apartment buildings, a cardroom, and restaurant / Zoning: Planned Development (P-D) (110) / General Plan Designation: Planned Development
Request to amend the uses permitted in P-D (210), to allow for the sale and service of alcohol for on-site consumption at an existing cardroom and restaurant on a 2.32± acre parcel. The property was rezoned from A-2-40 to P-D (210) in 1994, under Rezone No. 93-08 – Mathew Bruno, to allow H-1 (Highway Frontage) uses and a cardroom to be operated on-site. While the operation of a cardroom was permitted under Rezone 93-08, a cardroom was never operated on the site prior to 2011. As such, an amendment to the development plan for P-D (210) was approved by the Planning Commission on July 7, 2011, under Use Permit No. 2011-04 – Oasis Investments for operation of the existing cardroom. Rezone No. 93-08 did not permit the sale or service of alcohol on-site therefore a Use Permit is required to amend the permitted uses of P-D (210).
The project site is currently improved with 27,005± square feet of building space consisting of three apartment buildings, a cardroom, and restaurant. No construction or changes to the businesses are proposed as part of this request. The current hours of operation for the cardroom are 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and the restaurant is operated from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The project site is served by a private well and septic system and has access to State Route 219 (Kiernan Avenue), and State Route 108 (McHenry Avenue). A previous proposal to amend the uses permitted in P-D (210) to allow for the on-site sale and service of alcohol within the cardroom only was circulated as an Early Consultation Referral from April 22, 2021 to May 7, 2021. Following the referral period, the applicant revised their project description to include the on-site sale and service of alcohol within the restaurant as well.