Carlsbad officials said existing commercial spaces, such as these on Grand Avenue in the city’s Village district, can now house a restaurant or other business without triggering potentially expensive parking requirements and fees.

Carlsbad officials said existing commercial spaces, such as these on Grand Avenue in the city’s Village district, can now house a restaurant or other business without triggering potentially expensive parking requirements and fees.

The City of Carlsbad is in the midst of overhauling its planning and zoning rules, in a bid to make its central downtown Village district more welcoming to new businesses like microbreweries, wineries and high-end restaurants...

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