New Retail Project Set for Lot

Construction will soon begin on a two-story office building with retail and a possible restaurant after the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission recently approved a project helmed by Commissioner Arun Jain.
Jain recused himself from the vote, which resulted in a 3-0 approval for a conditional use permit and variance allowing for the construction of a two-story, 6,232 square-foot building with a 5,365 square-foot basement on a three-parcel piece of land at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Young Drive totaling 13,014 square feet. Commissioner Jeffrey McConnell was absent for the vote. Continue reading “New Retail Project Set for Lot”

Planning Commission Denies Unocal 76 Gas Station Alcohol Permit

For now, the city of La Cañada Flintridge will not have a gas station mini mart selling alcohol after the Planning Commission unanimously denied a permit to the Unocal 76 on Foothill Boulevard, upholding a long-standing policy.
Before casting his vote on Tuesday, Commissioner Arun Jain said he visited five gas stations in town personally on Sunday to ask them if they have a beer, wine or liquor license.
“Each one of them told me the same story,” Jain said. “They were denied and don’t have it. And that has been a very long-standing policy for La Cañada. I didn’t know that.” He added because there are nearby schools and a church, “it would be negative for the people living in that area. This granting of the license is not sitting well within the community as such and it would be a special privilege granted to you.”
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