YORBA LINDA : Council Approves Medical Building
The City Council approved plans for a 17,700-square-foot medical office building that will be constructed along Yorba Linda Boulevard between Rose Drive and Vista Street.
Council members voted 4 to 1 Thursday to approve the two-story building, making it one of the largest office structures to be built on the city’s western end. Developers were able to make the building larger because parking will be below ground.
The building will house offices for physicians, optometrists and dentists, along with some medical labs. Part of the building will be devoted to offices for doctors who work at Placentia-Linda Community Hospital nearby.
The project was not approved by the Planning Commission in a vote on June 26, in part because several commission members said that it is too big for its 31,730-square-foot site. Councilman Irwin M. Fried agreed and voted against the project.
In the past, residents who live in homes have complained that office buildings previously proposed for the lot would hurt their property values and would infringe on their privacy.
Council members placed conditions on the development that limits operations to daytime hours and requires that windows facing the homes be unopenable and made of frosted glass.