City Council Minutes
4/23/2008 11:57:53 AM
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<br />15:6146 <br /> <br />Kermit Hartzler introduced Mr.. Louis Wolfe, professional planner with <br />the Development Research Company, who presented an extensive economic <br />analysis supporting the previous findings with specifics, pointing up <br />the interrelation in the development of the Town Center, the industri- <br />al and aparbnent zones and the impact of the freeway. Mr. Wolfe was <br />joined in the support by Mr. Don Gutoff, also a consultant in <br />planning. <br /> <br />Mel Pratt, 123 Loralyn Drive, Arcadia. <br />Thomas Sullivan, 134 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. <br /> <br />IN OPPOSITION TO REZONING <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Earl Waynick, 1424 Caballero, Arcadia <br />Paul Schreinder, 45 Fano Street, Arcadia <br /> <br />No one else desiring to be heard, it was moved by Councilman <br />Butterworth seconded by Councilman Reibold and carried unanimously <br />that the hearing be closed. <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips advised that Council had received copies of all of the <br />petitions and communications which had been filed on the matter. <br /> <br />Discussion held at length on the anticipated changes to occur with <br />the advent of the freeway, that the area in question was originally <br />developed around 1925 and 1927; that the land values are high but the <br />improvements thereon are not in keeping with the required economic <br />return necessary for the support of the central area; that the pro- <br />posed rezoning would compliment the city with the resultant con- <br />struction. <br /> <br />Councilman Reibold stated in part: that in his opinion no member of <br />the Planning Commission or the City Council would do anything to de- <br />value the residential character of the city; that persons from time <br />to time do alter their mode of living, moving from a home located on <br />a large parcel of land to an apartment; that the school statistics <br />are interesting and significant; that this particular small area must <br />not be permitted to deteriorate; that some rezoning must be con- <br />sidered; that the use of land affects the financial structure of the <br />city; that this usage is the best so far. <br /> <br />Councilman Turner stated in part: that the survey regarding the <br />school situation reflects only seven students from 532 apartment <br />units as opposed to many times that number in the same number of indi- <br />vidual houses. He referred to the type of city into which Beverly <br />Hills has grown; that it is a planned and outstanding community; that <br />high rise development in that city has enabled it to maintain a lower <br />tax rate; that by pure economics Arcadia should have high rise zoning <br />in specified areas, <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Councilman Balser stated in part: that the school report, in his <br />opinion, was interesting but not conclusive; that Arcadia has adhered <br />to the policy of a community of homes and that the character of the <br />city would ultimately change, becoming an average city as evidenced <br />by other cities which have adopted high rise construction; that a <br />problem could result if persons move~ from their homes to high rise <br />affecting the school system and the taxbase; that he was in accord <br />with the Planning Commission recommendation to which that body had <br />given much time and effort; that if Council is seriously considering <br />high rise zoning the matter should be placed before the electorate at <br />the April 1964 municipal election. <br /> <br />Councilman Butterworth stated in part: that he has high regard for the <br /> <br />2. <br /> <br />12-17-63 <br />
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