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March 11, 1995 | TIM MAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Members of Sylmar's equestrian community suffered a setback this week after Los Angeles city planning officials approved a zoning change to permit commercial development on a six-acre swath of land on Roxford Street. "We are definitely disappointed, but we're going to appeal," said Barbara Inkman, 61, who lives nearby and keeps two horses in a back-yard corral.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1995 | TIM MAY
City zoning officials on Tuesday declined to overturn a previous zone change permitting a horse stable to operate in a semi-residential area, angering a group of Sylmar homeowners. "What they're allowing is a commercial venture in a residential neighborhood," said Al Brill, a homeowner who attended Tuesday's Board of Zoning Appeals hearing regarding the property at 13665 Polk St.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
A Bel-Air developer is one step closer to getting two housing projects off the ground in Sylmar, after months of contention with residents who want to maintain the rustic flavor of their neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Planning Commission recently approved requests by Mark Armbruster to change the zoning for Dronfield Avenue from Bledsoe to Tyler streets, and Foothill Boulevard east of Glenoaks Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1995 | TIM MAY
Worried about the planned construction of an apartment complex in a community known more for large open spaces and equestrians, leaders of a new residents group last week reached a compromise with city planners. "We view it as a victory," said Cindy Hazard, one of the organizers Sylmar United for the Preservation of the Environmental and Rural Betterment/Beautification, or SUPERB.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1989 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Urban Affairs Writer
In Sylmar, where corrals and condominiums compete for land in the shadow of Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles city officials have embarked on a long-awaited and much debated exercise in democracy. The city this week convened the first of 35 neighborhood planning committees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN
Residents in one of the city's last equestrian enclaves are fighting a proposal to put a residential development on a five-acre patch of rurally zoned land near horse barns and trails. About 70 homeowners have signed a petition against developer Mark Armbruster's plan to construct 36 residences on Dronfield Avenue between Taylor and Bledsoe streets. A public hearing on whether to change the parcel's zoning to allow the plan to move forward is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
Residents of a mobile-home park in the foothills of Sylmar may soon have an opportunity to become landowners. The city Planning Commission on Thursday approved a change in zoning requested by the owner of the 303-unit Santiago Estates park, built in 1986, that will allow residents to buy the property underneath their manufactured homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rather than fighting to save their homes, a group of disillusioned Sylmar residents has launched a campaign to destroy their once-rural neighborhood of ranch-style houses to make room for a shopping center. The residents, some of whom own horses, say they are giving up on the community because it is no longer safe to ride in the streets of Sylmar, once the rural outback of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1995 | TIM MAY
Worried about the planned construction of an apartment complex in a community known more for large open spaces and equestrians, leaders of a new residents group last week reached a compromise with city planners. "We view it as a victory," said Cindy Hazard, one of the organizers Sylmar United for the Preservation of the Environmental and Rural Betterment/Beautification, or SUPERB.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1995 | TIM MAY
An application to increase the size of a housing development in Sylmar has been tabled at the request of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and San Fernando city officials. The developer, identified by officials as Al Friedman, had requested an extension of a variance that had previously been granted, but expired last year. The variance before the city of Los Angeles zoning administrator would have allowed an increase in the density of the planned housing project from 244 to 280 units.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1995 | TIM MAY
An application to increase the size of a housing development in Sylmar has been tabled at the request of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and San Fernando city officials. The developer, identified by officials as Al Friedman, had requested an extension of a variance that had previously been granted, but expired last year. The variance before the city of Los Angeles zoning administrator would have allowed an increase in the density of the planned housing project from 244 to 280 units.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1995 | TIM MAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Members of Sylmar's equestrian community suffered a setback this week after Los Angeles city planning officials approved a zoning change to permit commercial development on a six-acre swath of land on Roxford Street. "We are definitely disappointed, but we're going to appeal," said Barbara Inkman, 61, who lives nearby and keeps two horses in a back-yard corral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1995 | CYNTHIA FRAZIER
Residents of a Sylmar enclave off the Golden State Freeway are determined to keep their rural lifestyle intact, despite the encroachment of motels and strip malls. Members of the Sylmar Acres Homeowners Assn. are waging a pitched battle against eight property owners who want to rezone their land near the freeway's Roxford Street exit from a rural-agricultural designation to commercial. "We are trying to preserve our way of life," said Barbara Inkman, 61, who lives nearby and owns two horses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
A Bel-Air developer is one step closer to getting two housing projects off the ground in Sylmar, after months of contention with residents who want to maintain the rustic flavor of their neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Planning Commission recently approved requests by Mark Armbruster to change the zoning for Dronfield Avenue from Bledsoe to Tyler streets, and Foothill Boulevard east of Glenoaks Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN
The Los Angeles Planning Commission has put off a decision on two Sylmar condominium proposals until a developer meets with neighborhood protesters to work out differences over the projects. Developer-attorney Mark Armbruster of Bel-Air and a group of nearly 50 equestrians and homeowners have until the Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN
Residents in one of the city's last equestrian enclaves are fighting a proposal to put a residential development on a five-acre patch of rurally zoned land near horse barns and trails. About 70 homeowners have signed a petition against developer Mark Armbruster's plan to construct 36 residences on Dronfield Avenue between Taylor and Bledsoe streets. A public hearing on whether to change the parcel's zoning to allow the plan to move forward is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1988 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
Resigned to the loss of their foothill community's rural character, a group of Sylmar property owners is organizing to make sure they profit from the change. In a reversal of the familiar cry of homeowners groups throughout the city, the 225-member Sylmar Landowners for Fair Development is calling for the elimination of agricultural and horse-keeping property in the community to make room for more single-family homes, high-density condominium and apartment projects and even light industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1995 | CYNTHIA FRAZIER
Residents of a Sylmar enclave off the Golden State Freeway are determined to keep their rural lifestyle intact, despite the encroachment of motels and strip malls. Members of the Sylmar Acres Homeowners Assn. are waging a pitched battle against eight property owners who want to rezone their land near the freeway's Roxford Street exit from a rural-agricultural designation to commercial. "We are trying to preserve our way of life," said Barbara Inkman, 61, who lives nearby and owns two horses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
Residents of a mobile-home park in the foothills of Sylmar may soon have an opportunity to become landowners. The city Planning Commission on Thursday approved a change in zoning requested by the owner of the 303-unit Santiago Estates park, built in 1986, that will allow residents to buy the property underneath their manufactured homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rather than fighting to save their homes, a group of disillusioned Sylmar residents has launched a campaign to destroy their once-rural neighborhood of ranch-style houses to make room for a shopping center. The residents, some of whom own horses, say they are giving up on the community because it is no longer safe to ride in the streets of Sylmar, once the rural outback of Los Angeles.
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