June 28, 2010

Veggies and Arts and Ponies, Oh My!

As posted on Greater Long Beach, there was to be a hearing before the zoning administrator to consider a farmer's market at the "Pumpkin Patch" property. That hearing was delayed.

Subsequent to the (delayed) hearing, I received some additional information about this farmers market, and I think it's important to share.

From the application/site plan, looks like the farmer's market will include the following:
  • 100 vendor spaces (55 spaces @ 10 ft x 10 ft; 44 spaces @ 10 ft x 20 ft ; and 1 space @ 10 ft x 30 ft).
  • Vendor mix: 30% certified farmers only; 30% produce vendors; 30 mixed use (i.e. hot/cold prepared food, arts and crafts, etc); 10% non-profit
  • 470 on-site parking spaces (370 customer spaces and 100 vendor spaces).
  • 5 porta-potties
  • An entertainment area.
  • A train area.
  • An area for ponies.
  • Hours of operation (per the hearing notice): 7am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Hours of operation (requested in the application): February thru August, 2pm - 7 pm, Wednesday and Friday; 7am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
The City has assumed that this Project is exempt from CEQA. The zoning hearing notice also stated that the Project cannot be appealed to the Coastal Commission.