Building Worx Development, LLC is seeking to develop a mixed-use (residential and commercial) project on three vacant parcels consisting of eight (8) 3-story residential townhomes and one (1) single-story, 1,000-square-foot office building in the City of Glendora (Figure 1, Topographic Map). A City General Plan amendment and zone change would be required for parcel numbers AIN 8639-027-901 and 8639-027-091 from High Density (HD) residential, to Route 66 Specific Plan (R66) General Plan Designation, and from Multiple-Family Residential (R-3) to Town Center Mixed Use (RT66-TCMU) zoning.
The proposed project would include demolition of an existing remnant building foundation and what partially remains of an old paved parking lot surface as well as removal of fourteen (14) non-native Ash Trees (Faxinus sp.), including one (1) tree that is partially located within the right-of-way along Parker Drive. The proposed project involves construction of three (3) new buildings to provide eight (8) 3-story townhomes within two (2) buildings (Building A and B) in an area currently designated for high-density residential development in the City General Plan, twenty-five (25) designated off- street parking stalls, an open area, and a 1-story 1,000-square-foot office building on three (3) parcels with a proposed designation for "Town Center Mixed Use" in the City General Plan. Building A (on parcels 8639-027-901 and 8639-027-902) would consist of five (5) residential units and a two-car garage providing a total of ten (10) residential parking stalls. Building B (on parcels 8639-027-900 and 8639-027-901) would consist of three (3) residential units and a two-car garage providing a total of six (6) residential parking stalls. The residential units would contain three (3) to four (4) bedrooms per unit. Each unit would be approximately 1,625 to 2,496 square feet. New landscaping would be installed throughout the mixed-use development, including a common residential open space area (approximately 5,050 square feet), which would be constructed adjacent to the townhomes. Approximately thirty-nine (39) trees would be planted to replace the fourteen (14) removed. Surface parking lot areas providing two (2) residential parking stalls, three (3) residential guest parking stalls, and four (4) commercial parking stalls would be located in the southeast corner of the project site. An open area (approximately 4,006 sf) would be constructed adjacent to the townhomes consisting of natural landscaping. The proposed project would include two (2) bicycle storage lockers next to the commercial unit and two (2) outdoor bicycle lock stations next to the entrances for the two (2) townhome buildings.
The proposed project's designs are consistent with Title 21 of the City of Glendora Municipal Code requirements. The proposed project would be required to meet the standards articulated in the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings with regard to energy efficiency in the following areas: pipe insulation; elevators; roof and wall insulation; commissioning requirements; fenestration standards; cool roof requirements; boilers; and, lighting systems and equipment. The proposed project would also meet the CALGreen standards for energy, water, and resource efficiency. Adherence to California's Title 24 standards would ensure that the proposed project has a less than significant impact on decreasing reliance on fossil fuels.
The proposed project would connect to the City's public water/sewer main, and existing utilities would be used to serve the proposed project. The project is served by Athens Services for solid waste pick up and Athens Material Recovery Facility (MRF), located in the City of Industry, for solid waste disposal. Athens Services would be required to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations related to solid waste, including compliance with AB 939, Glendora Community Plan 2025, and the waste ordinance.