Wednesday morning report, July 15

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Giant RV, expected to open in the vacant World of Decor site at Florence Avenue and Studebaker Road, will have its conditional use permit application go before the Planning Commission tonight. 

The application contains more details on Giant RV's plans for the property. The dealership's showroom will be massive at 87,674 sq. ft.

Another 8,881 sq. ft. will be dedicated to office space, and 8,799 sq. ft. is set aside for the service area. There is also space for a sales area, parts storage, and electrical. 

The service area will only be used for light mechanical work, such as satellite dish installations and minor oil changes, according to the report. The dealership plans to operate seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

You can read the entire staff report here


2.) The Planning Commission also will consider a request from 20/20 Draft House on Firestone Boulevard to host live entertainment Thursday through Sunday. 

If approved, the restaurant would be allowed to host live bands and DJs, though one condition of approval is no dancing.  


3.) A proposal to re-zone a single property at 10361 Foster Rd. into 14 condominiums has been pushed back. It's expected to come back before the Planning Commission at a future date. 


4.) Finally, the Planning Commission will give its final blessing on a Bicycle Master Plan before sending it off to the City Council. 

The proposed document is 411 pages and can be read here


5.) Downey Collection, the new housing development at Lakewood Boulevard and Gallatin Road, has been awarded the Pacific Coast Builders Conference "Golden Nugget" Grand Award for Multi-Family Housing Community. 

The award recognizes builders, architects, developers, and land planners for "excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues." 

"Downey is an amazing city with great neighborhoods, strong schools, and thriving businesses," said Mayor Luis Marquez, "and we are so proud of yet another recognition of our excellent community."

Downey Collection features 46 townhomes, all solar-powered.