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Posted on: January 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Director's Decision Notice to Approve for Craft Spirits (MCUP-2020-2185)



DATE OF NOTICE: January 6, 2021




Minor Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) 2020-2185


MINOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (MCUP) 2020-2185:  A Minor Conditional Use Permit to conduct online sales of distilled spirits, wine and beer and ancillary on-site sales for off-site consumption for the purposes of meeting California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), type 21 license. Due to the overconcentration of off-sale licenses within census tract 498, Public Convenience or Necessity findings were made in compliance with the Municipal Code and ABC’s requirement. The applicant is seeking to apply for a type 21 ABC license. The subject property is located at 26023 Jefferson Avenue, Suite B (APN: 910-221-041).


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for the above-described project and the following: 




The City of Murrieta conducted a review of the project and the City Planner (On behalf of the Director) has made a preliminary determination to approve the project consistent with applicable findings. The City Planner will consider all comments before a final decision is made on proposed Minor Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) 2020-2185. 




The City of Murrieta conducted a preliminary environmental review of the project and the City Planner (On behalf of the Director) has made the following preliminary environmental determination pursuant CEQA Guidelines: 


Categorical Exemption: The project meets the criteria as set forth in State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) because the project involves no additions to the structure and a negligible expansion of use.  The project involves no modifications to the existing building or exterior area (parking and landscaping). 




Any person may submit written comments on the preliminary project determination no later than 10 days after the date of this notice.


A public hearing at the Planning Commission can be requested no later than 10 days after the date of this notice (January 18, 2021) for consideration of the project application.


State law provides that if you challenge the City’s action on this project in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing (if requested with this application) or described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to, or prior to the public hearing (if requested with this application).   


If the last day to file a request for a public hearing on the above application falls on a legal holiday recognized by the city or on a Saturday or Sunday, the following business day shall be deemed the last day to file the request.


The proposed project application, plans, environmental documentation, technical studies, and other related information may be reviewed upon request. Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact staff for further assistance, or visit COVID-19 updates webpage. You may request a copy of the above-described items and draft decision. This can be mailed or emailed to you by contacting the project planner, Farrah Bulacan, Assistant Planner at (951) 461-6083 or [email protected]. Staff will also make themselves available via phone to go over any questions and/or concerns that you may have with the proposal.


Comments on the project application and/or a request for a Public Hearing may be submitted to following:


City of Murrieta, Development Services Department, Attn: Farrah Bulacan, Assistant Planner, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562 or [email protected].



Published:     The Press Enterprise

                        January 6, 2021


Proof of Publication to:

City of Murrieta

Attn: Planning Division

1 Town Square

Murrieta, CA 92562

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