The Garden Grove Planning Commission last week approved a zoning amendment that adds new approved uses to mixed-use and adaptive reuse zones in the city’s downtown.

The commission voted 4-0, with commissioner Andrew Kanzler recusing himself because he lives within the zone, to approve the amendment and remove liquor stores from the list of new approved uses.

City planners are hoping to recreate a bike- and pedestrian-friendly suburban downtown, inspired by strategies in Orange, Tustin, Anaheim and Santa Ana.

Read previous reporting about the zoning amendment.

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