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ORDINANCE2304 <br />ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 29 (ZONING REGULATIONS) OF THE TOWN CODE <br />REGARDING LAND USE AND ECONOMIC VITALITY STREAMLINING <br />RELATED TO FORMULA RETAIL BUSINESSES IN THE DOWNTOWN C-2 ZONE, <br />RESTAURANTS, MINOR EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS TO COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, <br />AND GROUP CLASSES. <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos Town Council has an adopted strategic priority to <br />streamline Land Use and Economic Vitality policies; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town has recently experienced a high turnover in commercial spaces, <br />particularly in Downtown and additional commercial spaces are being added to the inventory <br />through new developments in Los Gatos creating more opportunity for retail locations; and <br />WHEREAS, on June 5, 2018, the Town Council adopted Resolution 2018-032 approving a <br />temporary 18-month suspension of Town Code Section 29.20.185 during which formula retail <br />business less than 6,000 square feet could gain approval in the C-2 zone with a reduced process <br />timeline and cost to allow an opportunity for the Town Council to gauge potential changes to <br />the retail mix in downtown; and <br />WHEREAS, on June 19, 2018, the Town Council adopted Resolution 2018-039 approving <br />a temporary 18-month suspension of Town Code Section 29.20.745 and portions of Town Code <br />Section 29.20.755(2) regarding the assignment of duties to allow the Development Review <br />Committee to approve certain modifications to existing Conditional Use Permits for restaurants <br />to provide the ability to revise obsolete language, innovate existing businesses, and/or make <br />other adjustments within the existing business location and square footage; and <br />WHEREAS, on March 5, 2019, the Town Council adopted Resolution 2019-008 approving <br />a temporary 9-month suspension of Town Code Section 29.20.745 and portions of Town Code <br />Section 29.20.755(2) regarding the assignment of duties to allow the Development Review <br />Committee to approve new Conditional Use Permits for restaurants to create more <br />opportunities to attract businesses to Los Gatos; and <br />Iof9 <br />Ordinance 2304 February 18, 2020 <br />