Representatives from Old Town Center went before the Los Gatos Planning Commission Wednesday evening to seek a conditional-use permit to allow retailer Lucy Activewear to open in the former Borders location at 50 University Ave.
A CUP was not required when Borders was established at the location, however, any new retail business opening at the Old Town Center space is being required by town officials to obtain the permit.
On Dec. 14, 2011, planners approved a CUP for which sells women's apparel, accessories and home decor. The CUP approval allowed the subdivision of the lower portion of the former Borders space into suites A280 and A290.
The latter suite would be divided into two suites, with Lucy occupying one section that would be 2,098 square feet, according to a staff report about the project.
Alameda-based Lucy Activewear is a women's athletic apparel retailer with more than 50 stores in the U.S.
The fourth Fusion Academy campus in the Bay Area is set to open soon on the entire upstairs floor of the location, which totaled 22,500 square feet. The private high school enrolls students in grades 6-12.