Friday, May 10, 2013

Just the Facts, Ma'am - DRC Recap, May 8, 2013

We gave a brief overview of the Development Review Committee (DRC) in an earlier post, so in this blog entry we'll give you just the facts, ma'am.  (By the way, even though Sgt. Joe Friday apparently never uttered those words on the iconic radio and TV show Dragnet, he should have. The phrase fits his character to a "T.")

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At the May 8, 2013 meeting, DRC reviewed and approved the following items:

Outdoor Dining

  • 506 S. Myrtle Ave. - Review of outdoor seating.  Approved with the condition of an encroachment permit


  • 1701 Alamitas Ave. - Minor exception for side yard encroachment for addition 
  • 1418 Contented Lane - Minor exception for side, rear, and front yard encroachment.  Approved with conditions for the front, side, and rear yard setbacks
  • 318 N. Encinitas - Grading plan for new single family residence
  • 1625 S. Mountain - Request for permanent cafe kiosk in front of Home Depot
  • 509 Valmont Dr. - Minor exception for a retaining wall at the rear of the property.  Approved with the condition that fencing will not have spikes


  • 215 E. Foothill Blvd. - Wall signs face change and pole sign, all with lit backgrounds
  • 600 W. Huntington Dr. - Review of sign program for new multi-unit building at 600-608 W. Huntington Blvd.
  • 620 S. Myrtle Ave. - Special advertising device (television) in chamber lobby facing the street.  Approval was granted with the following conditions: TV and other signage shall not exceed 10% of glazing; TV hours are permitted daily from 8:00 6:00 p.m.; all cords must be hidden from public view
  • 1515 S. Myrtle - Minor exception to extend maximum face square footage and height of sign.  Approved with the condition that backgrounds shall be opaque so only letters and numbers shine at night

Special Events

  • 311 W. Foothill Blvd. (Aztec Hotel) - Review of special event for June 8, 2013 (Edit: we've received a few questions about the special event so we wanted to update this post.  The Aztec will be hosting a Sacred Self Expo.  For more information check out the Aztec's Facebook page and the Expo's website.)