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”

Appeals to Protect Oak Fail but Revive Preservation Discussion

Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK A city-protected coast live oak tree located at 650 Georgian Road was approved for removal in early November but two appeals were filed. The appeals were denied at a Planning Commission hearing on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Photo by Wes Woods II / OUTLOOK
A city-protected coast live oak tree located at 650 Georgian Road was approved for removal in early November but two appeals were filed. The appeals were denied at a Planning Commission hearing on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Two appeals to stop the removal of a large tree at 650 Georgian Road were denied at a recent La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission meeting that included a larger discussion about what can be done in the future to save city-protected coast live oaks.
Planning Commission Chair Rick Gunter said after the 4-0 vote last Thursday that those who want to appeal the decision further had 15 days in which to bring the matter before the City Council. Commissioner Mike Hazen was absent. Continue reading “Appeals to Protect Oak Fail but Revive Preservation Discussion”