Garden Grove

Planners to meet; new project OKd

JACK IN THE BOX eatery planned for revamped center on Valley View in West Garden Grove.

A public hearing to allow professional office uses in a building in an industrial area tops the agenda of the Nov. 1 meeting of the Garden Grove Planning Commission.

Southland Industries is proposing an amendment to a planned unit development in an area north of Chapman Avenue between Western Avenue and Monarch Street to allow such uses in the 37,879-square foot building.

The panel will meet in the council chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. at 7 p.m.

In other planning commission news, the panel on Oct. 18 approved the revamp of a commercial center at 12101-12111 Valley View St. 

The developer is Cinemas Management, Inc., the existing Four Star theater – with four auditoriums – would become a Starlight Cinema increased in size with a 2,846 expansion and reconfiguration to result in six auditoriums.

Total seating for the cinema will be reduced from 627 seats to 326 seats to allow for stadium-style seating with recliner seats. The existing vacant eatery would be demolished to make room for the development.

The new sit-down restaurant has not been identified, and the closed bowling alley at the south of the site is not part of the project. The vote was 6-0 in favor with Andrew Kanzler absent.

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  1. “Total seating for the cinema will be reduced from 627 seats to 326 seats” – wait, fewer seats? Big expansion from 4 auditoriums to 6 but almost 300 FEWER seats? So will prices need to be doubled or tripled to pay for that? (Just asking. . .)

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