The parking structure solution for Point Dume Plaza was obvious and necessary from the time the previous market closed and the square footage was expanded to become Pavilions.
Under a now-gone city employee (planning manager), the "remodel" of the existing structures changed and intensified the uses which made the access, circulation, parking and sewage a casualty of the center's own success, yet the conditional use permit hearing was side-stepped.
The addition of the parking structure at the south end of the main parking lot will alleviate the offsite employee parking problem (all employees park on roof) to minimize adding inconvenience and time delays to market patrons having to take shopping carts or purchased goods up an elevator (like in Century City).
The disconnected northern parking lot should not have been calculated towards a cumulative total parking because it does not serve the market (there are never any shopping carts found discarded there) nor B of A anymore (their northern doors have been decommissioned for over a decade, shifting their parking demand to the main/southern lot). That northern lot remains inadequate to serve the nearby restaurants and businesses directly above.
Point Pizza should stay, but IF Zan refuses to renew their lease, he should give them free rent for the rest of the year. That would reduce the jerk stigma somewhat. To survive, Point Pizza needs that rent savings for relocation expenses and a new lease, possibly in the Busch Drive shopping center, so that this local business can continue to serve families, surfers, local businesspeople, students, and tourists.
In the mornings, they could complement their pizza sales by serving bagels to go, reasonably-priced coffee, and some kind of dessert at night to increase sales (Laura's nuts!). The neighboring businesses there would benefit from the day-long foot traffic.