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Diamond Bar : Comment on General Plan

The General Plan Advisory Committee submitted a draft of the city’s first General Plan for public comment this week.

The plan, drawn up at the direction of the 35-member committee of residents by consultant Kent Norton, recommends development limits in some areas and places priority on traffic within the city over through-traffic.

At the first of two Planning Commission hearings on the plan Monday, only 10 residents spoke. Some, interested in developing their property, objected to the new restrictions. Others found the transportation requirements unrealistic.

The advisory committee recommended annexation of Tonner Canyon but rejected the idea of building a road through it, because committee members said it would destroy this ecologically significant area and encourage more traffic from places such as Chino Hills. But a few residents said the road is crucial to relieve congestion of other roads such as Grand Avenue and Diamond Bar Boulevard.

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A second hearing will be Sept. 23, after which the Planning Commission will add its own recommendations to the document.


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