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Officials To Consider Approval of Final Avalon Bay Tract Map

The project would bring 256 apartment units to the vacant lot to the northeast corner of Route 66 and Glendora Avenue.

The large Avalon Bay construction project near Route 66 and Glendora Avenue may get one step closer to reality, Tuesday, as the Glendora Planning Commission is expected to recommend the City Council adopt a Resolution approving the final tract map.

The final tract map would subdivide the existing parcel, at 121 North Glendora Avenue, into one parcel, authorize the Mayor to sign the agreements and authorize the City Engineer and Clerk to sign the final tract map.

The project also has to meet 56 conditions of approval, some of which include allowing construction of over three stories and a minor conditional use permit allowing bonus incentives and mixed use development in the Town Center Mixed Use District.

Many of the other conditions will be monitored by Planning staff as the project moves along, according to city documents.

Surveying firm Sikand Engineering reportedly certified the tract map for mathematical accuracy, survey analysis and compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, officials reported.

The apartment complex would boast a fitness center, pool, spa, dog park and basketball court.

For more information, visit the City website.
Larry S December 02, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Great idea. With the new condos across from the Post office, I don't think we have enough traffic and congestion in that area. This will definitely help!
Kandyce Vicens December 03, 2013 at 03:01 AM
This does not make sense, we do not need hundreds of new people in this town. Imagine the traffic, it will be horrendous. As it is, the traffic around 3:00 p.m. is obnoxious. With 256 apartaments plus the Condos across the Post Office, will bring close to 2,000 new people. I am pretty sure that will mean at least 1,000 more cars, making us crazy in this town.
Scott Piotrowski December 03, 2013 at 10:05 AM
And no nearby new jobs nor good mass transit in the area. This is definitely not looking like good long term planning to me.
TAG91740 December 03, 2013 at 10:20 AM
The mass construction and building of multi-level apartments and condos is not going to stop with the two projects (near the post office and the 121 N Glendora Ave) Read the City of Glendora 2013-2021 Housing Element (found on the city's web site) and you will see what the City Planning Commission and City Council have in store for Glendora. If you don't like what is happening now, just wait. You are encouraged to write to the City Council and Planning Commissioners, or visit a Tuesday night meeting at City Hall, and voice your opinion. Glendora is a town of many, not just 5 or 10 City Board members!
Terry December 03, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Scott, What about if Glendora and its surrounding cities work together to bring not only more residential housing, but also more gainful jobs and more mass transit? Wouldn't that be a good long term plan? Or would you rather have this corner of the San Gabriel Valley be mainly comprised of residential tract homes that depend on the 210 and the 10 freeways for the rest of its existence?
Larry S December 03, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Sorry, Tina, but going to a Council meeting or trying to make a positive influence on them is pointless. If they truly listened to the Glendora citizens we'd not have houses on our hillsides, we'd have less condos and apartment buildings and Mark Ryan would have a plaque honoring him.
NT December 03, 2013 at 12:00 PM
I am less concerned (although still concerned) with the number of people that would be moving in, than with the type. With inclusionary zoning dictating up to 30% of those units be "affordable housing" thats 75 low income apartments. Also a quick search of Avalon Bay's mission to develop in "barrier to entry" communities (building cheap housing in expensive areas) and all the failed attempts by cities and states who after the fact realize their mistake in allowing the development, is disheartening to say the least. But that was what I thought about opening the schools via "district of choice" and that turned out ok for funding... except now the teachers have a ratio of 35+ kids per educator.
Kandyce Vicens December 03, 2013 at 02:21 PM
I guess, that if this trend continues, the best thing to do will be to sell my house. I have work hard, to upgrade my property, if all this plans become a reality, all of the properties in Glendora are going to take a big plunge.
Terry December 03, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Maybe you should sell, so the city would have one less person trying to hold it back from progress. Make sure you move out to the middle of nowhere where you have to drive a hour to work or shop. Property values in that kind of area are soaring.
Runnergirl December 03, 2013 at 04:46 PM
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Runnergirl December 03, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Just what we need more low income housing which makes for more crime in this city and more street congestion.
TAG91740 December 03, 2013 at 05:10 PM
low income does not mean $10,000.00 annual income. Read the Glendora Housing Element to find out what Glendora considers "low-income"
Kandyce Vicens December 03, 2013 at 05:14 PM
If what you call "progress" is thousands of new people, with thousands of cars, congesting the streets, making a fast trip to the market a complete nightmare then, I don't want that kind of "progress". I want a peaceful and quiet neighborhood in which you could go walking at any time without having to watch your back. It was like that before, why not keep it that way? that was the beauty of this city nice, polite, neighbors and peace and tranquility all around. If you like all that "progress" why don't you move to Los Angeles.
Terry December 03, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Hey, you are the one considering moving. I am not the pessimist who have unchecked fears of changes (o no new buildings!). You should try living somewhere like Barstow or Apple Valley. Everyone knows everyone there, and you won't ever have to worry about strangers, new development, and traffic again.
Runnergirl December 03, 2013 at 07:20 PM
The best part of this city is its small town feel. That is why I love it here. I've lived here my whole life and raising my children here. i would hate to see it change from that.
Glenn R Scott December 03, 2013 at 11:39 PM
My wife & I were married 51 years ago in Glendora & live in this city now. We find the growth tolerable & pleasant. Most of you not in favor of this project are probably newcomers in the last twenty years or so !! We welcomed you into our community with your contributions & are very pleased with you as neighbors. Glendora is a nice place to raise your family & hopefully will continue to welcome other people like you.!!
Richard King December 04, 2013 at 02:15 AM
What is the point of the city officials approving the "final tract"? Dirt is already being moved on the sight. Appears to be nothing more then a "rubber stamp" for the developer. I'm just happy to be retired and I don't have to fight the engorged density of traffic making my once commute to work. Route 66 is a lovely place to reside!
NT December 04, 2013 at 10:44 AM
I'm all for development. I like shopping, and dining and coffee shops and going to the movies while riding the train as much as the next person. I'd love to have something around downtown that stays open past 6:00pm that would actually have the appeal to make downtown a destination and generate some revenue for the city. And (although I know the comment was not directed at me) I am certainly not moving to some trailer park, high desert town full of the white trash and gang bangers that couldn't afford the rent in town... that's exactly who I don't want as neighbors. Which is precisely why I have a little apprehension that a massive apartment complex including 75 Section-8 units 2 blocks south of the Village is the best type of development for our city. But considering the grading began a couple weeks ago, worrying about it now is probably moot. I do have hopes that the "mixed use" will include a more interesting "mix" than the condos on Vermont just north of Foothill for instance. An Allstate Insurance and dentist office are not exactly the urban chic I would imagine as my downstairs neighbor.
Terry December 04, 2013 at 11:28 AM
NT, the city didn't approve more commercial spaces because it thinks there are too many commercial vacancies in the area. The thing is that these units are likely vacant for a number of reasons (undesirable location, high rent, neighbors, etc.) If they won't allow new ones, that doesn't mean the exist vacant units will be filled. Many businesses don't want to be situated in a strip mall (R66 corridor) or be tucked away in some unseen corner (Vermont Ave condos). These businesses will just take their money and jobs elsewhere. That cool coffee shop or trendy restaurant you want isn't going to happen next to Ace Hardware or Liberty Tax.
Grog December 04, 2013 at 01:56 PM
I agree with Larry. The City Council, Mayor, and Police Chief do not give a rip about it's citizens needs or desires. EX. I asked the mayor a year ago to pave Valley Center Dr. between Gladstone and Arrow and he replied that he forwarded the request to the appropriate dept. Now a year later no paving while other streets are. EX 2 I had a problem with a teen trepassing and vandalizing my property(townhome). Called the police, mayor, and city council. They did nothing! The police chief says he had to pass it to the city attorney for analysis...That's right, it fell into another black hole! This is why Glendoran's hate their city council and police chief. These folks only represent the rich north side and business. I asked the chief if a teen came into a store and refused to leave after being asked by the owner, would the police render help or not. I got no reply.

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