Grover Beach streamlines development review process
August 27, 2012
In an attempt to attract new businesses to open in Grover Beach, the city council voted last week to update its municipal code to ease development restrictions and costs. [SantaMariaTimes]
City officials agreed to revise city codes to allow more permitted uses, which will increase the types of businesses that can occupy existing buildings. Parts of the old zoning code were also eliminated because of inconsistencies with provisions in the city’s development code.
In addition, new business approvals can now be made at the staff level rather than going through a long review and public hearing process.
These changes are slated to cut the time it takes to get a new business to gain city approval, which will also reduce staff expenses while increasing revenue to the South County city.