Carmel planning commissioners Wednesday will decide whether to approve a new wine shop and tasting room.

De Tierra Vineyards plans to open the store on the southeast corner of Mission Street and Fifth Avenue in 1,100 square feet of commercial space.

A commission report recommends approval, saying the proposed shop would help diversify the commercial district.

The majority of existing wine shops in Carmel are south of Ocean avenue, and the proposed shop is on the north side, the report says.

The proposed hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On another business application, the commission will consider permit changes that would allow Ristorante La Dolce Vita to have outdoor seating in front and exterior building changes.

The property on the north side of Fifth Avenue between San Carlos and Dolores Street was recently approved for the relocated restaurant, a commission report says.

The commission also will consider:

· An amended use permit to allow live music at Dametra's restaurant, Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Street.

A commission report says the restaurant is an appropriate venue for live music provided it complies with noise standards.

· An extension of July 2010 permits for the redevelopment of the Carmel Sands hotel at the northeast corner of San Carlos Street and Fifth Avenue. A commission report says the property is now owned by a bank that has requested project extensions. The current permits would expire in December.


If you go
·What: Carmel Planning Commission
·When: 4 p.m. Wednesday
·Where: Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh avenues.