Big Bear Lake, CA — The JazzTrax Festival returns to Big Bear Lake, starting June 18 at the Marina Resort, given permit approval issued by the Planning Commission in their meeting of May 5. The Commission, led by Chairman Anne Zimmerman, also granted approval for an addition to Blauer’s Ski and Board Shop, located at 41177 Big Bear Boulevard; the existing 5,880 square foot building will be expanded by 1,700 square feet, and will include a second story for storage and office space. The Planning Commission also discussed the demolition of 12 existing cabins, on Jeffries Road across the street from Big Bear Middle School, to accommodate a 59-unit affordable apartment complex, the contract for which had been approved by the City Council’s Improvement Agency in February. This workshop/discussion item will receive additional review during the May 26 meeting of the Planning Commission. As noted last week, National CORE, the developer of the affordable apartment complex, held a community forum on May 8; community input and recommendations on the project will be incorporated into a presentation before the Planning Commission on May 26, though action may be held until the June 2 meeting.