Arcadia City Council tables hearing on project
The Arcadia City Council Tuesday gave the owner of a proposed 6,090 square-foot home more time to explain his plan.
A public hearing for developer Phillip Chan’s planned construction on South Fifth Avenue has been rescheduled for Oct. 4. Property owner Pan Hanjie will have an opportunity to speak about the proposed hone then.
Despite the delay, opponents and supporters addressed the council Tuesday. Some, like resident Edith Wong, strenuously objected. Wong lives next to the property.
“We feel like this building would look like a warehouse,” Wong said. “Our house next to it would look like a dollhouse!”
Other residents, such as Brett Mitulski, argued in support of Chan’s appeal. Although he conceded that smaller homes can be appealing, Mitulski said more could be done to bring the project to reality.
“I feel like there is room for compromise,” Mitulski said.
Chan declined to comment.
The rest of the consent calendar passed with little fanfare. Find us on Facebook or on Twitter today! Also make sure to subscribe to our upcoming newsletter by entering your email in the sidebar. Enter early and you could win a free night at Hotel Constance in Pasadena!