Yesterday, the Monrovia Development Review Committee reviewed four items. Here's a quick replay:
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- A Minor Exception for 166 Stedman Place. This is a very similar situation. The existing house is setback only 3'-3" from the side property line and the homeowner would like to add some square footage to the back of the house, continuing the existing setback. It was also noted during the meeting that this house has only 35' of frontage - that is a pretty skinny lot! Or is svelte a nicer way to say that? Slender? Well, you know what we mean...Anyhoo, the DRC saw fit to grant this Minor Exception as well.
- A Design Review for a new 600 square foot granny flat at 237 East Walnut Avenue. You might be asking yourself how, exactly, a "granny flat" is defined? Does a grandmother actually have to live there? Well, no, not really. Originally, granny flats were built as full second units for elderly folks or for caretakers of the elderly. These days, though, a granny flat is a smaller version of a full second unit. But, there are certain other requirements of granny flats. Among other things, they have to share the same utility meters as the main house, the owner of the property is required to live on the property if a granny flat is constructed, and a granny flat does not get a separate address. In this case, the DRC approved the granny flat, and had some feedback on the design to help tie it with the existing residence. Quality... that's what we're about here in Monrovia!
- A Sign Review for 801 Royal Oaks Drive (Ducommun). Yes, DRC approved Ducommun to update their signs and we would just like to take a moment to thank all of those businesses in Monrovia that maintain their locations with new signs, fresh paint, and clean landscape. All of that helps to create the character of Monrovia of which we are all so proud! So, thanks, businesses, we think you're pretty great! And, thank you, DRC for guiding the process!