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<br />I <br /> <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />18:7684 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />JULY 22, 1970 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia, California, met in an <br />adjourned regular session in the Conference Room of the Arcadia <br />City Hall on July 22, 1970, at 7:00 P.M. <br /> <br />ROLL <br />CALL <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Considine, Helms, Butterworth <br />Councilman Hage <br /> <br />The primary purpose of this adjourned meeting being to consider and <br />study the proposed Planned Unit Development as recommended by the <br />Planning Commission in its Resolution No. 703; the Planning Director <br />explained in some ,detail that such a development could be incorporated <br />tJ') ./: into the City I s subdivision and zoning ordinances which W) uld permit <br />I '(Jr. ',c:'1...residential development of a site of not less than three acres without <br />/\) << regard to the minimum lot sizes and yard requirements. It was noted <br />lY fJ '-J).. that a conditional use permit would be required and if granted would <br />~ * not become operative until complete final plans for the construction <br />and installation of all improvements were approved by the Commission. <br />That if construction had not begun, and unless extended by the <br />Commission, the permit would expire within 18 months after its effective <br />date. Additional conditions could be imposed if deemed necessary. <br /> <br />PLANNED <br />UNIT <br />DEVELOPMENT <br /> <br />Sketches were reviewed indicating various design concepts. Built-in <br />privacy could be obtained by living around a commons with homes <br />isolated from the street. Advantages and disadvantages were explored. <br />The houses would be single family detached dwelling units with about <br />2000 sq. ft., each. How this concept differs from the normal sub- <br />division was discussed. It was pointed out in'part that the street <br />asphalt areas would be replaced with greenery and parks, and any legal <br />problems relating to rights and responsibilities when sharing a parcel <br />of land could be controlled by city laws and developer contracts. <br /> <br />William Beckwith, Herbert Goddard and Arthur Bauman, local land developers, <br />participated in the discussion. They agreed with the concept in general <br />and offered suggestions which they felt would inure to the benefit of <br />all concerned in such a development. They suggested further that the <br />new concept might be included in the existing R-l zoning ordinance with <br />minor safeguards written therein. Mr. Bauman reviewed each section of <br />the resolution and indicated those with which he felt the developer <br />would encounter difficulty. <br /> <br />Planning Commissioner Livingston stated in part that the Commission <br />had given this new concept a great deal of thought and study and had <br />endeavored to provide maximum protection to the City and adjacent <br />property owners of such construction. He submitted that if experience <br />proves the proposed regulations are too rigid, steps could be taken to <br />relax some of the requirements. <br /> <br />o <br /> <br />Council expressed interest in the proposal and assured those partici- <br />pating in the deliberations that their views and suggestions would be <br />considered. The matter will appear on agenda for August 4. <br /> <br />7-22-70 <br /> <br />- 1 - <br />