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Tonight Arcadia City Council will decide on whether the city should pursue an economic impact study before adopting new residential zoning regulations. The zoning code recommendations are concerned with floor area ratios (FAR) in 4 different parts of the city, building height, setback and hillside standards.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34488
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 15, 2016
Pages
p. A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 15, 2016
Pages
p. A4
Subjects
Arcadia City Council-2010-2019
Mansions
Planning Commission
Tompkins, Courtney
Zoning
Item ID
34680AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Zoning codes: Arcadia measure on mansionization qualifies for ballot. If adopted the initiative would create a citywide floor area ratio (FAR) which would set much tighter restrictions on square footage. Lisa Mussenden said it could be on the ballot as soon as November 2016 or as late as April 2018. Saving Arcadia is the group behind the initiative.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34505
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 1, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 1, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Arvizu, David
Houses
Mansions
Midgley, Richard
Real Estate
Saving Arcadia
Thompson, Laurie
Verlato, April
Zoning codes
Item ID
34697AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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The City Council considers adopting a floor area ratio (FAR) guideline for single family homes. The FAR sets the total buildable size of a home at a percntage figure of the lot size.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30504
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 1, 2002
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 1, 2002
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Design review
Floor area ratio (FAR) guidelines
Homes
Mansionization
Item ID
30691AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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New Arcadia city housing standards approved, new zoning codes effective as law May 20, 2016. Included in Arcadia's new standards is a sliding-scale floor-area ratio (FAR) for the first time in the city's history. The FAR is a development tool that helps determine how large a home can be built on any given lot based on a percentage of the land.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34541
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 21, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A6
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
April 21, 2016
Pages
p. A1, A6
Subjects
Development
Floor-area ratio (FAR)
Houses
Kruckeberg, Jason
Mansions
Real Estate
Zoning codes
Item ID
34733AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia City Councill will look at possible changes in the city code on floor area ratio (FAR), lot coverage, and design review for single-family homes. FAR refers to the combined floor area of buildings on a lot, compared to the size of the lot. Arcadia has a lot coverage rule that single-story homes can cover 45% of the lot and 2-story dwellings 35%. Arcadia currently has a citizen-run design review effort within homeowner associations in northern parts of Arcadia, but no citywide system.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31846
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 28, 2003
Pages
p. 17
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 28, 2003
Pages
p. 17
Subjects
Design review
Houses
Mansions
Item ID
32043AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Tim Schwehr, City of Arcadia's Economic Development Analyst, highlights Downtown Arcadia's new Business-Friendly Zoning Code, adopted November 2016 as part of a comprehensive citywide zoning update, with the goal of bringing more mixed use development to the area and incentivizing adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34987
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
October 12, 2017
Pages
p. 1, 12
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
October 12, 2017
Pages
p. 1, 12
Subjects
Business and Industry
Development
Downtown Arcadia
Schwehr, Tim
Item ID
35177AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Anti-mansionization goes to the ballot. Zoning code issue continues as anti-mansionization group Saving Arcadia (an outgrowth of Save the Arcadia Highlands) takes it to the ballot in April 2018. At issue are Floor Area Ratios (FAR). See also Arcadia Weekly, p. 1, 17, April 7, 2016-initiative did not make it onto ballot because of signature discrepancy.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34516
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
March 31, 2016
Pages
p. 1, 13

Arcadia City Council chooses to hold a comprehensive zoning code update, which backers said would have included changes to create a more business-friendly atmosphere, encourage economic growth, and curb overdevelopment in the sprawling foothills community.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34204
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 18, 2015
Pages
p. A1, A8
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 18, 2015
Pages
p. A1, A8
Subjects
Arcadia City Council--2010-2019
Development
Housing
Mansions
Zoning
Item ID
34398AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Most of the seven candidates competing for two seats for the City Council support adopting a floor-to-area ratio, or FAR, in an effort to halt "mansionization."

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper18620
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 28, 2000
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 28, 2000
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
City Council - Elections, 2000
Item ID
18864AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Residents of Santa Anita Village will get a chance to register their opinions on limiting the size of new houses in their area. Homeowners are asking for a 35 percent floor area ratio rule to be in place.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30027
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
July 12, 2001
Pages
p. 10
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
July 12, 2001
Pages
p. 10
Subjects
Houses
Mansions
Mansionization
Design review process
Architecture
Item ID
30214AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Residents irate over plans for a mansion at 2235 Hollis Lane by designer Marvin Fong. The proposed project violates several provisions in the city's zoning code and is nearly 3x the size of homes in the neighborhood.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34272
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 11, 2015
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 11, 2015
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Clemmer, Debbie
Fong, Marvin
Arcadia Planning Commission
Item ID
34466AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Real estate pros weigh in on Arcadia home size debate. Explains Arcadia residential land investment. Real estate professional Eric Rosa says big homes are not hurting real estate values and warns that the proposed ballot measure for April 12 to enact tougher limits on square footage, would be policy that can't be overturned by elected officials and would require a ballot initiative in 2018 to rescind voter-approved code amendments.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper34345
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
November 12, 2015
Pages
p. 1, 17
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
November 12, 2015
Pages
p. 1, 17
Subjects
Houses
Mansions
Real Estate
Rosa, Eric
Sira, Joe
Item ID
34538AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia City Council has agreed to reconsider the controversial policy of not allowing homeowners to change their addresses, after several homeowners complained they can't sell their homes at fair market value, due to a popular Chinese belief that the number four is unlucky. Arcadia Mayor Gary Kovacic said, "...I think we have to look at the true economic impact of this." Councilman Roger Chandler said, "I don't think we should operate public policy on superstition."

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32556
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
October 2, 2011
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
October 2, 2011
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Arcadia City Council--2010-2019
Chinese culture
House numbers
Luong, Daniel (photo)
Property values
Real Estate
Item ID
32755AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Birth. To Claudia and Kenneth Wong, Feb. 2.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper28129
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
February 23, 1986
Pages
p. B3
Announcement Type
Birth
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
February 23, 1986
Pages
p. B3
Announcement Type
Birth
Subjects
Wong, Katherine Julia
Item ID
28322AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia City Council rejected a proposed draft resolution last week that several argued would give city-designated homeowner associations (HOA) too much power. During a study session, the Council discussed amending and consolidating the five HOAs' development standards, design guidelines and design review procedures into one cohesive document. Some argued the draft would give the associations' Architectural Review Boards (ARB)--which have architectural design review authority over the association area--too much control over the size of homes, setbacks and other issues. ARBs should look favorably on someone's dream home plans "unless it was so garish and outlandish that it might negatively affect property values," said Councilman Bob Harbicht. Opposition from Kevin Tomkins and Laurie Thompson.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32551
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 29, 2011
Pages
p. A5
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 29, 2011
Pages
p. A5
Subjects
Arcadia City Council
Architectural Review Boards (ARB)
Homeowner Associations (HOA)
Thompson, Laurie
Tomkins, Kevin
Item ID
32750AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Andrew Wong, 23, a former microbiology major, is now a fashion design student at Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He was the winner in both the men's and women's fashion categories of the school's annual Silver Thimble Awards.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper180
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 15, 1993
Pages
p. H-1 photo; Hometown section
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 15, 1993
Pages
p. H-1 photo; Hometown section
Subjects
Wong, Andrew
Item ID
180AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Increased home values means the City of Arcadia will receive more money from property tax.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper28913
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 29, 2004
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 29, 2004
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Property Tax Valuations
Real Estate
Item ID
29104AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia resident Olivia Wong, 19, is a college student on a paid internship at College Works Painting. She will learn to run all aspects of a small business.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30304
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
May 9, 2002
Pages
p. 5
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
May 9, 2002
Pages
p. 5
Subjects
College Works Painting
Internships
Small business
Wong, Olivia
Item ID
30491AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Wing Wong Lam has been identified as the second victim in the shooting on September 4 at a restaurant in the 1000 block of South Baldwin Avenue. The other victim was Kennneth Tsui. No motive for the shooting has been estblished.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper24419
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 10, 2002
Pages
p. A2
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 10, 2002
Pages
p. A2
Subjects
Lam, Wing Wong
Tsui, Kenneth
Item ID
24609AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Property values in the West San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena and surrounding areas) continue to climb, fueled by high home prices and relatively low unemployment, despite a down economy, according to a year's worth of data released by the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor. Arcadia's combined property value rose 4.4%, more than any city in the county. The strong resale value of luxury homes and the increased demand for new construction are the main factors that led to Arcadia's growth. Jeanne Keating, a realtor and president of the Arcadia Association of Realtors, says Arcadia's great schools, availability of luxury homes, a solid city government, and a stable community, all factor into Arcadia's $713,500 median home price.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32155
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 25, 2010
Pages
p. A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 25, 2010
Pages
p. A4
Subjects
Real estate--residential--home prices
Housing market
Item ID
32352AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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