Big Bear, Ca, March 31, 2011, 12:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake Planning Commission will meet on April 6th in Hofert Hall.  Big 5, a sporting goods retail store, will go before planning commission to obtain approval to start construction on a 10,000 square foot building on the south east corner of Big Bear Blvd, and Conklin Road.  Big 5’s proposed plan includes a 10,000 square foot building, a parking lot with 43 spaces, and driveway, sidewalk, gutter, and curb improvements, as well as a trash enclosure, loading zone, parking lot lighting, landscaping, and business advertising signs.  According to Big Bear Lake Director of Building and Planning, Jim Miller, this will be the 4th time Big 5 has attempted to find a location in Big Bear Lake.  In previous attempts, the developer for the store was unable to meet Big 5 requirements.  The Planning Commission meeting will start at 1:15pm.