The City of Glendale’s Community Development Department (CDD) will be hosting a series of City Council study sessions examining different facets of the South Glendale Community Plan. Currently in development, the plan will serve as the official guide to neighborhood and commercial district development in South Glendale. These meetings are geared towards discussing land use and transportation framework, planning direction, and facilitating City Council input.
Each workshop will occur from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Planning Hearing Room located at 633 E. Broadway, Room 105, Glendale, CA 91206.
Below are the event dates and topic overviews:
7/12 – What is the South Glendale Community Plan and a History of South Glendale Development
History of development actions in South Glendale and why we need a community plan. Past down-zonings and overdeveloped residential properties are reflected in the development pattern. The development pattern, existing zoning and transportation network—including transit oriented development- set parameters for future growth.
7/19 - The Future of Residential Neighborhoods in South Glendale
Review of the residential areas, centers, corridors and neighborhoods (planning areas in the Community Plan). Some discussion of small lot subdivisions and condominium conversions. Maintain-Enhance-Transform map discussion. Staff will ask Council to provide direction for analysis of the project and two alternatives for preparation of the EIR.
7/26 - The Transportation Network in South Glendale
Direction to grow along transportation corridors. Discussion of transportation impact fees and new laws affecting transportation.
Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage.
For more information, please call 818-937-8333.
These City Council study sessions are the culmination of three years of continuous outreach events geared towards soliciting public feedback for incorporation into the South Glendale Community Plan. In total, hundreds of residents have been given the opportunity to contribute to the plan’s development. Each event received widespread online and print promotion, and including dedicated ads in the Glendale News Press and LA Weekly.
Below are brief overviews of each past outreach event:
October 2013 – Food & Film at the Train Tracks
The event took place at the Larry Zarian Glendale Transportation Center (GTC), a regional hub for train and bus services. The purpose of the event was to survey residents and those using public transit for feedback on how to make the area surrounding the GTC more feasible for walking, biking, transit and transit-oriented development. Recommendations received at the event were to be eventually incorporated into the South Glendale Community Plan. Event components included a walking tour/photo survey of the area, food trucks, and a screening of the 1944 film noir classic, “Double Indemnity.” Admittance was free and the event was open to the public. Approximately 300 residents attended this event.
November 2013 – Fall Festival in the Park
The event took place in the heart of the Tropico Station project area, Cerritos Park. As with the previous Food & Film event, this family festival was designed to survey residents and those using public transport for feedback on how to make the neighborhood more feasible for walking, biking, transit, and transit-oriented development. Feedback from the public was to be eventually incorporated into the South Glendale Community Plan. Event components included informational booths, activity stations, a soccer camp with a professional soccer player, a taco bar lunch, and prize drawings. Approximately 300 people attended the event.
October 2015 – Tropico Halloween Spooktacle
The event took place at Cerritos Park. The purpose of the event was to report back to residents about upcoming changes to the neighborhood as a direct result of the feedback they provided at a previous community event, Fall festival in the Park. As with previous events, comments from attendees were to be incorporated into the South Glendale Community Plan. Event components included informational booths, a costume contest for children, a “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest,” a barbecue lunch, and prize drawings. Approximately 300 people attended the event.
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