Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Expansion at Flight 126 Cafe

By Sheryl Hamlin

In March of 2014, Flight 126 Cafe opened at the Santa Paula Airport with positive reviews and immediately developed a set of regulars for breakfast and lunch.

Fast forward to June 28, 2016, the successful venue filed an application to reconfigure and expand the facility, add a beer and wine license and extend the operating hours.

Here is a summary from the staff report:


More hours and more social activities will results from this addition as described:


Commissioner Robinson noted that this type of venue had been missing since the previous restaurant closed down and he fully supported the project. Note that Cavu Restaurant had a full liquor license including hard liquor. Commissioner Demers indicated that the site had been underutilized and moved approval of the motion.

To view the entire packet and listen to the audio, click here. The packet contains drawings and elevations of the planned changes to Flight 126 Cafe.

The project was approved (4-0). Note death of Commissioner Wacker, who was eulogized at the commencement of the meeting. Read obituary here.

In other actions, the Commission approved a one-year time extension to a industrial part located at 324 West Santa Maria Street. Below is a summary from the staff report:


The delay issue was a drain problem which the applicant has been addressing. The item was approved 4-0 (unanimously).

Jana Minsk, Planning Director, reported on the Hardison House project saying it would go to council in the near future along with the Cafi 126 project. Limoneira/Lewis project is going along slowly, but the rock remediation is in process. Landscaping may start soon.

The meeting was adjourned in less than one hour. The July meeting was subsequently canceled.


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