A scheduled hearing on a new Grocery Outlet in Seaside has been rescheduled for the commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on March 5, at the request of Main & Main, the capital group representing Grocery Outlet.

Planning Director Kevin Cupples said the commission will not take testimony on the Grocery Outlet’s remand until then.

Although the primary access to the 18,000-square-foot Grocery Outlet site will be from Avenue N, the applicant plans to use undeveloped portions of South Irvine and Avenue O in conjunction with the proposed development. Planning commissioners approved the request, but imposed conditions on the developers they considered onerous.

Developers Main & Main Capital Group of The Colony, Texas, appealed the commission’s requirement that the builder of the 18,000-square-foot Grocery Outlet provide a left-turn lane into the site at 325 Avenue N, or limit access to right-turn entrance and exit only.

Main & Main argued before the City Council that the required improvements are unlawful. The appeal, according to Planning Director Kevin Cupples, is primarily based on case law that limits the requirements that can be placed on an applicant.

At the January appeal hearing, City Council members opted to return the matter to the Planning Commission for further review.

According to terms of the council’s remand, discussion at the March hearing will be limited to the scope of the turning lane conditions.

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