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Proposed Zoning Regulations for Residences; Bike Ride; MFD Helps Northern California; Fountain Working

A few items from City Manager Oliver Chi's weekly update ( ):

~ The historic preservation and neighborhood compatibility survey has been completed ( ). Some possible changes:

- Prohibit 2-story in RL zones
 - Limit 2nd story floor area (incentivize single story)
- Increase rear setbacks in RF, RE, RL Zones
- Add 2nd-story setbacks (front and rear)
- Adopt mandatory design guidelines
- Adopt mandatory style guidelines
- Increase review authority over SFRs (DRC or Staff)
- Create separate design review body
- Additional review/requirements for specific design elements (e.g. front porches, garages...)
- Garage placement/orientation

~ On Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 8 a.m., the bicycling group Move Monrovia is hosting its first "Fun Ride." Mayor Tom Adams will be riding, and everyone is invited. Meet at Library Park for a 3-mile ride down to Station Square and then back to Library Park again.

~ Monrovia Fire Engine 101 was sent to help with the Rocky Incident Fire in Lower Lake, CA (near Clear Lake, CA) in Northern California.

~ As of last weekend, the historic drinking fountain at Library Park is working again!

- Brad Haugaard

1 comment:

  1. These new rules can't come soon enough. Alas, it's too late for part of at least one block since one of the houses is getting 'mansionized'; the current setbacks grandfathered in.