"In keeping with his promise to acquire community input, Alderman Cappleman asked that Buena Park Neighbors host two meetings on new businesses coming into the neighborhood.
- 4027 Broadway. The first was a proposal for 20 apartments at 4027 N. Broadway (currently Ace Furniture). The first meeting was on June 2nd. At that meeting several issues were brought up (see the report @ http://buenaparkneighbors.org/2014/06/05/4027-n-broadway-apartment-proposal/). The developer came back a week later with modifications that addressed the major concerns that included 1,000sf for retail on the first floor. The neighbors present voted unanimously to approve the plan. We are expecting to have the complete plans up on our website by the end of this week.
- Proposed Hookah Lounge. The Hookah Lounge meeting occurred on June 23rd and was overwhelmingly voted down. The input from those present was that Buena Park is not a good market for this type of business and that the business plan was not well thought out. Concerns about drawing patrons from both north and south of Buena Park and questionable projections for both costs and income were the main issues."