Public Hearing Scheduled for Possible Home Daycare

The project would convert a home on Canyon Crest Drive to a childcare center for 28 children.


Residents spoke out on Patch a few months ago about the possibility of a home-turned-daycare facility on Canyon Crest Drive and will now have a chance to do so at a public hearing next month.

The Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee Hearing will hear the case, which includes converting a 1951 square-foot single-family residence at 3311 Canyon Crest Drive to a childcare facility for 28 children.

The project specifically includes constructing a 180 square-foot one-story addition to the back of the home; demolishing and replacing the two-car garage and adding four surface parking spaces.

Any Altadena resident who wants to comment on the project can do so at the meeting on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Altadena Community Center.

Additionally, residents can email their comments or concerns to the planner, Maral Tashjian (mtashjian@planning.lacounty.gov), the Altadena LUC Chair Ken Roberts (ken-roberts@charter.net) and the LUC Secretary John Klose (john.c.klose@gmail.com). 

What do you think of this project? Share your thoughts below.

True Freedom January 17, 2013 at 02:27 AM
I'm glad I live in the city of Pasadena, and don't have to worry about super loose zoning
Gary Edwards January 18, 2013 at 06:04 AM
no to both
Gene Stevenson January 18, 2013 at 07:37 AM
Absolutely, positively, No! If the persons who want to convert this property are the same ones who have owned it for sometime, we've already had a taste of their contributions to that area. It has not been and is not currently nothing more than a dump (over-sized vehicles parked on an under-sized lot, a chronically broken brick fence, a house unpainted for several decades, uncut grass, vehicles parked backwards, bed sheets covering windows, old mattresses resting against the house, trash cans overturned) that has contributed nothing to the value of property in the area. You name the negatives, these folks have given it to us! Now they want to give us more. Think about it - potentially 28 cars attempting to drop off/pick up potentially 28 or more children onto/from that undersized property from an already well-traveled, congested set of streets. Simultaneously, an event is happening at Loma Alta Park and its Farmers Market day and an emergency vehicle needs to get into the Meadows on the same day as elections. Nevermore! Theirs is a commercial venture that should be taken to Fair Oaks Avenue where they can spread the same love they've given us in that area for some time. This proposed venture has all the appearances of another in the continuing assaults on West Altadena that have historically been unchecked and speaks more and more for Altadena cityhood.
AJ January 18, 2013 at 06:06 PM
I totally agree. This seems like an ill conceived plan. How are they going to fit a parking/loading area on that lot? How can that home be renovated to adequately have space for 28 children and the required number of employees? I'm curious to see what the applicants are proposing, but seriously doubt they can adequately address all the significant issues that arise with such a commercial endeavor on a residential corner lot.
Linda R February 01, 2013 at 05:06 PM
28 children in a residential zone already laden with baggage? NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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