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Community Development Update - November 3, 2017

Post Date:11/03/2017 2:53 PM

Community Development Update – November 3, 2017

November 7, Planning Commission Meeting Preview – The Planning Commission will hold their next Meeting on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chamber.  The agenda and staff reports are posted on the City’s website:

The meeting includes four items:                                    

  • 117 E. Arrow Highway – Modification of a McDonald’s drive-through.
  • Wall Height Code Amendment – Ordinance to amend the Zoning Code to allow perimeter walls over six feet in height at public facilities. This item is a recommendation to the City Council.
  • 117 N. Vista Bonita Avenue – Application to demolish a contributing resource in the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. Property owner is applying on the basis of hardship findings.
  • 1237 Bonnie Cove - 31-unit residential condominium development. This application requires a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change to increase residential density. This item is a recommendation to the City Council.

Community Planning Month Recap – October was national “Community Planning Month,” which is an annual event established to educate and create awareness on community planning issues. The Glendora Planning Department participated with several events around the City. Below is a recap: 

October 10, 2017 – In conjunction with the American Planning Association, the City Council proclaims October as Community Planning Month; presents proclamation to Planning Commission Chair Andrew Jared.

October 25, 2017 – Planning Department staff provides a presentation to five senior Civics classes at Charter Oak High School, introducing students to basic concepts of City/Urban Planning. Topics discussed included zoning, development standards and common environmental impacts of development. Considering that the students were high school senior preparing for college, the presentation also highlighted the various types of professional planners (Municipal, transportation, etc.) as well as the various stakeholders involved in the planning process (developers, elected officials, design professionals, etc.). The presentation culminated with a summary of recent development trends in Glendora ending with a discussion on the coming Gold Line station. 

In addition to these activities, the Planning Department and Glendora Public Library set-up a month long display in the Library highlighting the city’s zoning map and Community Planning Month proclamation, as well as a general description of the entitlement process. Planning Department staff also placed common urban planning books along with a list of recommended urban planning literature on display.

Current Development – Details on new construction and a complete list of Current Zoning Applications are available on the City’s website via the link below.  Some of the highlighted projects are under construction, while others are under review and have not been approved.


Jeff Kugel, Planning Director