A proposed ordinance setting out new rules for massage and tattoo businesses in "community commercial" districts — the Park Street and Webster Street shopping areas — comes before the Alameda City Council for a public hearing tonight.
The proposed changes to the city's zoning regulations would allow massage businesses to operate on the ground floor in community commercial zones with a conditional use permit and on the second floor with no use permitted required.
According to city planning staff, the proposed new rules have been worked out in cooperation with the West Alameda Business Association and the Park Street Business Association.
The proposal would also prohibit tattoo parlors on the ground floor along Webster Street, a change prompted by community opposition to a new tattoo shop earlier this year. (The application was later withdrawn.) Tattoo businesses would be allowed on the second floor.
Also on tonight's agenda: a recommendation to authorize the city manager to enter into negotiations with KemperSports for the long-term operation of the Chuck Corica Golf Complex.
The council meets Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. You may see the complete agenda and related staff reports on the City of Alameda website.