The Hawthorne City Council has enacted a 45-day building moratorium in anticipation of the creation of a commercial zone just south of the Glen Anderson (Century) Freeway in Hawthorne.
The moratorium would restrain development while the city readies General Plan amendments, which would designate the area for commercial uses, according to Planning Director Mike Goodson. The area now contains both commercial and residential uses, he said.
The changed usage, proposed as part an update of the city’s 1970 General Plan, will be the subject of a Hawthorne Planning Commission hearing March 15.
The 45-day moratorium, adopted Monday night, will affect two areas. One is bounded by Imperial Highway, Inglewood Avenue, Prairie Avenue and the city’s northern boundary, roughly following the 105 freeway route. The other is bounded by Imperial Highway, Inglewood Avenue, 116th Street and the San Diego Freeway.
The Century Freeway is due to be completed in 1993.