Land Use & Planning
Pete Ewing, Chair. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Land Use and Planning Committee addresses issues pertaining to urban planning, design, development and preservation as they affect and influence the quality of life in West Pasadena neighborhoods. WPRA researches, monitors, evaluates and reports on multiple projects and proposals affecting our area.
WPRA’s Land Use and Planning committee members attend City Commission meetings, hearings (Board of Zoning Appeals, Hearing Officer), Council meetings, as well as other neighborhood organizations’ and non-profit meetings to gather information, interact with colleagues regarding common goals, monitor projects, and present testimony at many of the above hearings. Committee members also study and respond in writing, as appropriate, to a variety of development or planning projects and issues.
- South Fair Oaks and Central District Specific Plans (WGSP is now done and dead and no longer a SP)
- The reclamation of the SR 710 stub
- Mansionization and hillside zoning
- The development of the Civic Center and YWCA
- Monitoring and reporting on state housing and planning legislation
- Density bonuses and affordable housing concessions
- Accessory structures and dwelling units (granny flats) in single-family neighborhoods
- Mobility and traffic issues
- Construction of suicide prevention barriers on the Colorado Street Bridge
- Neighborhood development monitoring (new homes, fences, remodels, etc.)
- Citywide development affecting WPRA (example: Lincoln Property, Castle Green adjacent, Union St., etc.)
- Preserving natural resources of the Hahamongna reservoir area and the Lower Arroyo Seco
See WPRA Letters written to the City of Pasadena and other state agencies.