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NOOR, a well-liked restaurant and banquet facility situated throughout the Paseo Colorado Purchasing Heart, needs to develop its amenities to incorporate the adjoining tenant house and outside patio space (previously Bodega Wine Bar).

The power’s request goes earlier than the Metropolis’s Listening to Officer this week.

“The growth would add an 1,826 square-foot Backyard Room ballroom and 725 square-foot patio space to NOOR’s current restaurant and banquet facility,” in line with a employees report offered to the Pasadena Listening to Officer for consideration of the growth plan. It could additionally develop the stay leisure and full on-site alcohol gross sales into the adjoining tenant house that NOOR is increasing into; the house previously operated as Bodega Wine Bar and restaurant in Suite A208 in the identical constructing.

The Pasadena Zoning Code requires an Expressive Use Allow for stay leisure and a Conditional Use Allow for alcohol gross sales throughout the CD-2 (Central District Particular Plan, Civic Heart/Midtown) zoning district.

The prevailing NOOR restaurant and banquet corridor facility situated within the western portion of Paseo Colorado, on the second ground, has an combination ground space of 13,663 sq. toes. The growth would happen within the adjoining 1,826 square-foot tenant house and 725 square-foot outside patio, the employees report ready by the Division of Planning and Group Improvement stated.

An Expressive Use Allow (EUP #5279) was initially authorized by the Listening to Officer on December 16, 2009 for the stay leisure and full on-site alcohol gross sales use throughout the 13,663 sq. foot restaurant and banquet corridor. No adjustments to the restaurant and banquet facility’s hours of operation, current ground plan, or operational traits are being proposed. The hours of operation would stay from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day, the report continued.

NOOR Restaurant and Banquet Corridor has two current ballrooms that can be utilized for seating and/or dancing. The Sofia Ballroom is 4,441 sq. toes, and the Ella Ballroom is 1,945 sq. toes. With the proposed growth, a 3rd ballroom, to be known as the Backyard Room, can be added; it is going to be primarily be used for eating and dancing, with the outside patio restricted to eating solely. Patron dancing and stay leisure will solely happen throughout the inside areas of the expanded facility.

On the 725-square-foot patio space, no devoted stage space is proposed, and no stay leisure or amplified music will happen.

The employees report stated situations of approval have been added to mitigate potential noise impacts of the growth. The unique Expressive Use Allow’s situations of approval required that “throughout all hours of operation, no doorways main from the restaurant and banquet facility to the outside shall be propped open in an effort to stop noise from filtering out.”

This situation can be proposed for the expanded use. As a result of the enterprise is near condo residences, a situation of approval to soundproof the inside of the expanded tenant house is included in an effort to scale back the potential noise that will filter to the outside of the location. As well as, the applicant can be required to adjust to the Metropolis’s Noise Ordinance always.

As a part of the evaluate course of, the Pasadena Police Division reviewed the applying and knowledgeable the Planning and Group Improvement Division that there is no such thing as a concern with the proposed growth of the ability. 

The Planning Division included a variety of situations of approval to make sure the proposed use stays as a restaurant and banquet facility and doesn’t turn into a nightclub.

One of many situations is that no cowl cost shall be required to enter the premise, and that alcohol consumption is simply permitted contained in the restaurant/banquet facility, not outdoor.

The Metropolis’s Code Compliance Part will periodically monitor the operation to make sure compliance, for which the applicant pays a payment.

One other situation of approval provides the Zoning Administrator the authority to name for a evaluate of the authorized situations at a public listening to; the Conditional Use Allow might doubtlessly be revoked if ample trigger is given. 

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