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Temple City : Council OKs Larger Home

May 23, 1991

The City Council on Tuesday granted the first exception to its ordinance limiting home sizes by giving a homeowner permission to build a house 40% larger than would normally be allowed.

After testimony from residents who generally favored the proposed house, the council voted 3 to 1 in favor of overruling the Planning Commission and granting the exemption. Councilman Patrick Froehle opposed and Councilman Thomas Breazeal was absent.

The vote gives homeowner Das Sheenh permission to build a 2,954-square-foot house on a 6,000-square-foot lot at 5606 Golden West Ave. The home would have a floor-area ratio of 49% instead of the usual limit of 35%.

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