- Proposed daycare center at 3311 Canyon Crest Drive: the owners of the building, currently a single family residence, propose to turn it into a children's daycare facility. The proposal was to go to the regional planning commission in December without a land use committee review, but due to notification requirements that hearing was delayed and the Altadena town council expressed a desire to have it heard locally before it reaches the county. Neighbors of the proposed facility have expressed opposition to the development.
- Conditional Use Permit for liquor license: The owner of the property at 2535 East Washington Boulevard is requesting a CUP for liquor sales and onsite entertainment at the restaurant and banquet hall being built there.
- Temporary moratorium for commercial development: Two anti-Walmart groups are proposing different moratoriums on commercial development in an attempt to either stall the Walmart Neighborhood Market now under construction on Lincoln Avenue or stall or prevent a rumored market from being built on the vacant lot on Lake Avenue and Calavaras Street. SaveAltadena presented a petition to the county supervisors requesting a county-wide moratorium on major chain store development, which the supervisors said was too broad and kicked back down to town council level for hearings. Another group, Neighbors Building a Better Altadena (NBBA) is floating a proposal to halt commercial development on the Lake Avenue corridor only while the town council is considering changes to community development standards.
The Land Use Committee will be changing its format for this meeting, allowing public comments during each hearing -- usually public comments are saved until the end. LUC Chair Ken Roberts write to Altadenablog: "You will note that I have modified how we will be dealing with each agenda item, in that, we’ll have public comment to each agenda item as it is presented. We are striving to make this a two way, collaborative discussion for each action item. This will allow LUC members to ask questions during each presentation, and provide input from the presenters before decisions or recommendations are made."
The Land Use Committee will meet at 7 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr.