Ventura County Star: Thousand Oaks OKs Project for Former Lupe’s Site


The Thousand Oaks Planning Commission this week approved construction of a mixed-use complex, including apartments, commercial space and outdoor dining areas, at the downtown site of the former Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant.

Lupe’s, a Thousand Oaks mainstay for nearly 70 years, closed in August.

The commission green-lighted the project by applicant Dalygroup Inc. on a 3-1 vote Monday night, with commission Chairman David Newman dissenting. Unless the commission’s decision is appealed to the City Council within 10 days, it will constitute the final approval of the project.

The commission approved a special-use permit to allow construction of two, three-story buildings with 36 apartments on the 5.13-acre site at 1710 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. and nearby parcels. The permit also allows the construction of 4,980 square feet of commercial space, parking areas, public exterior spaces, outdoor dining areas, recreation amenities and associated site improvements.

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