Glendora : House-Size Limits Approved

The City Council has approved an ordinance limiting the size of single-family homes. At its Tuesday meeting, the council agreed to limit the total floor area of homes to 35% of the lot size and to limit second stories to 75% of the first story.

The 35% floor-area limit is more restrictive than the 30% lot-coverage rule previously in effect in most of the city because it counts the floor area of second stories, which was not previously considered.

The ordinance requires a special city review of plans for two-story homes and second-story additions; establishes new standards for how far houses must be set back from the street, and requires that neighbors be notified of impending demolition and construction.