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CM2019-025 Planning Commission Action Regarding Item 7B Infuzion.docx CM2019-025 CI* istc IV //d& MEMORANDUM DATE: MAY 22, 2019 TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM: BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, CITY MANAGER 6/1/1, RE: PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION REGARDING AGENDA ITEM 7B — CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 19CUP01 — INFUZION ZONE AT CHINO HILLS MARKETPLACE (4200 CHINO HILLS MARKETPLACE, SUITE 400) At their meeting on May 21, 2019, the Planning Commission (Commission) received a report from staff and conducted a public hearing to consider the above-mentioned item, a proposal to allow the operation of Infusion Zone, a 10,160-square foot family entertainment center within the Chino Hills Marketplace shopping center, located at 4200 Chino Hills Parkway, Suite 400. Infuzion Zone consists of a laser tag arena, virtual reality and arcade games, a café serving prepackaged and/or frozen foods, two party rooms for private events, and a soft play area for younger children. Pursuant to Appendix A (Regulation of Uses by Zoning District) of the Chino Hills Municipal Code (CHMC), a Conditional Use Permit is required to allow the operation of an entertainment center within the General Commercial (C-G) zoning district. Three public speakers expressed support for the proposed project as providing an opportunity for family entertainment that is compatible with the Chino Hills community. One of the speakers did express concern regarding the existing traffic congestion that occurs during peak hours at the project's signalized entryway on Chino Hills Parkway. The Planning Commission discussed the following aspects with staff and the applicant: • Accompaniment of children by their parents during their visit to the center; • Supervision of children in the soft play area of the project; • Parking conditions within the existing shopping center; and • The project's compatibility with the surrounding uses. The applicant requested that the Planning Commission consider modifying the Conditions of Approval to allow the serving of alcoholic beverages by caterers during private party events held at the entertainment center. The Commission discussed potential concerns regarding the proposed alcohol service and suggested that the item be continued to allow staff to further review the proposal. After further discussion with the Commission, the applicant withdrew her request to modify the condition to allow the alcohol service in order 1 CM2019-025 to allow the project to move forward at this time and suggested she may request an amendment in the future to reconsider this aspect of the project. The Commission retained the general prohibition of alcohol consumption within the facility, but incorporated an exception through a special event permit pursuant to Chapter 12.36 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code. The Planning Commission approved the project, with the modified condition, by a 3-0 vote; Chair Voigt and Commissioner Phan were absent. BM:JL:RG:eo 2