Community Development

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November Monthly Report 

The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for November. The report demonstrates that construction activity during November 2021 was significantly higher than November 2020. The number of permits issued more than doubled and there was a 443% increase in the total valuation of permits. The figures for January through November were also significantly higher in 2021 than in 2020. The Planning Division took in 12 new applications in November - six ADU applications, house additions, a new house, conditional use permits, and a 4-story mixed-use project with 46 condominiums and 5,800 S.F. of retail/office space. The project is proposed for 9465 Las Tunas Drive, a mini mall near the northwest corner of Las Tunas Drive and Cloverly Avenue, behind Cloverleaf Bakery. On the business license side, a license was issued for a new BBQ restaurant at Camellia Square (5708 Rosemead Blvd.). Community Preservation inspectors continued to increase the number of cases opened, with 134 cases opened in November, compared to 60 in November 2020. Sixty-six percent of the cases last month were initiated by the inspector and twenty seven percent were reported by the public. 

SB-9 Atkins & Urban Lot Splits

On September 16, 2021, Senate Bill 9 (SB-9), was signed into law by the Governor.  SB-9 amended Section 66452.6 of, and added Sections 65852.21 and 66411.7 to, the California Government Code (Attachment “A”) to allow for urban lot splits.  These changes required local agencies to approve applications to subdivide single-family zoned lots into a maximum of two lots and to allow the construction of two units on each new lot. In others words, an R-1 zoned, single-family lot, could potentially have four units.  The City Council adopted rules for urban lot splits and urban dwellings on December 21, 2022.  Please see the SB-9 webpage for more information