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Martial Arts Studio Wants to Move to Cedar Springs

The city council will vote Thursday whether to allow Legend Kung Fu Studio to occupy a space inside of a shopping center near Balentine Drive

City Council will consider Thursday night whether to grant a conditional use permit that will allow a martial arts studio to occupy a space in Newark’s Cedar Springs Shopping Center.

Applying for a permit to move into a 2,100-square-foot space at the shopping center near Balentine Drive is Legend Kung Fu Studio, according to the city council agenda packet.

If approved by the city council, would become the first business at the shopping center to use its space for physical activity.

A public hearing on the matter will also be held at the meeting that begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at , 37101 Newark Blvd.

City staff is recommending that the city council vote to approve the application for a conditional use permit based upon the city planning commission’s 5-1 vote on March 27 to approve the business owner’s proposal to build the studio at 39650 Cedar Blvd.

According to the agenda packet, city staff also advises that Legend Kung Fu Studio’s application be approved since the space is located in the corner of its center building that faces Cedar Boulevard. Its corner location has made it difficult for the shopping center’s owners to find a retail business tenant, staff said.

Also at Thursday’s council meeting:

  • City staff will present a draft of its 2012-13 and 2013-14 Capital Improvement Plan, which will continue to be reviewed until its brought back to city council for adoption with the city’s biennial budget in late June.
  • Council will vote on whether to award a bid to Outdoor Creations Inc. to remove wooden picnic tables that have worn out at city parks and replace them with concrete picnic tables for the amount of approximately $13,1000.
  • A public hearing will be held to consider objections of property owners regarding the city’s 2012 Weed Abatement Program which directs abatement of weeds located on vacant parcels that are located on commercial and industrial properties.
  • A commendation of Cmdr. Bob Douglas will be held to honor the officer who has been with the Newark Police Department since 1983. to read more about Douglas.

To see the full agenda, download the document by clicking here to visit the city website or see the attached PDF.

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