Azusa : Zoning Plan Considered

The City Council, in an effort to stem the influx of large apartment complexes, is considering a zoning proposal that would establish a three-unit limit on parcels in six designated neighborhoods.

The area, most of which is zoned for multifamily residences, is roughly bounded by Azusa and San Gabriel avenues between Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Avenue. The proposal would require more space between buildings and more landscaping.

At Monday’s meeting, the council had considered taking action, but decided to continue discussing the matter at its May 15 meeting. The change, which was approved by the Planning Commission in February, would modify the existing multifamily zoning designation in the targeted area.

Some land owners have opposed the proposed change, saying their property, on which they hoped to place high-density buildings, would lose value.