Zoning Board Considers Expansion Of Jupiter Restaurant

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Tuesday April 08, 2008

The Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) will consider an expansion permit for Jupiter Restaurant on Thursday. 

Project applicant John Martin proposes to expand the restaurant’s space into an adjacent space occupied by Cafe Panini. 

The entrances to both Cafe Panini and Jupiter are located on Trumpetvine Court, a commercial courtyard and passage way accessible from both Shattuck Avenue and Allston Way. 

The proposed project would extend Jupiter’s operations into the interior and exterior space of Cafe Panini. 

The development involves interior modifications to the expanded space, including the construction of a bar and reconfigured interior seating. 

Although zoning staff has not received any letters of objection for this project, there are several objections from neighbors about noise for a pending application for outdoor music at the site. 

Martin is working with the city and an acoustical engineer to address these concerns, and this application is scheduled to appear before the board in the next two to three months. 

A public hearing has been scheduled for the project on Thursday at 7 p.m., Old City Hall building, 2134 Martin Luther King. Jr. Way.