In response to community opposition to high-density development in their suburban community, the La Canada Flintridge City Council has extended for a year a moratorium on new construction along Foothill Boulevard, the main commercial corridor.
In the action taken Monday, the council exempted projects that had been substantially approved by the city prior to adoption of an emergency moratorium Sept. 17. Individual developers also can ask for exemptions from the moratorium for their projects.
City officials said the moratorium is needed to stop new development while a master plan is formulated for the entire length of the boulevard through the community between Briggs Avenue and Oak Grove Drive.
Residents and community leaders have complained in recent months that a hodgepodge of development, including high-density office buildings with underground parking, is encroaching on the affluent suburban community.