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Design Review Committee Continues Unpermitted Side Yard Fencing on Lorain Rd.

The San Marino Design Review Committee continued an application for after-the-fact approval of a side yard wooden lattice fence with green mesh at 2260 Lorain Rd., located at the corner of Lorain Rd. and...

Second Historic Report Finds 1470 Virginia Rd. Historically Significant

  The Theodore Pletsch-designed English Tudor Revival home at 1470 Virginia Rd. was found to be eligible as a local historic landmark, according to an eagerly-anticipated, city-financed historic resources assessment report. The San Marino City Council...

Homeowner Requests Clearer Direction from Committee Members

The San Marino Design Review Committee attempted to provide more clarity to Ken Wiley, owner of a single-story home at 677 S. Santa Anita Ave., regarding design changes that would help the proposed two-story...

DRC Deems Wallace Neff House To Be Historically Significant to San Marino

The San Marino Design Review Committee unanimously declared a Wallace Neff-designed, California Ranch style home at 1040 Oak Grove Ave. to be historically significant for the City of San Marino. The committee’s action will require...

DRC Warms Up to Steel Roof Material, Toughens on Gates

Two applications for steel shake roofs were unanimously approved by the San Marino Design Review Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Both homes currently have wood shake roofs. At least three homes with a wood shake...

DRC Approves Side Yard Wall Amid Opposition

The San Marino Design Review Committee approved a one-story addition and side yard wall at 2105 Lorain Road, located at the corner of Lorain and Westhaven Roads. “The addition would fill an existing breezeway and...

1470 Virginia Road Continued Again

The San Marino City Council ordered that a new historic assessment report be prepared to determine, once and for all, the historic status of 1470 Virginia Road. As a result, the council deferred decisions to...

Design Review Committee Contemplates Way Forward Without Wood Shake Roofs

At its Oct. 5 meeting, the Design Review Committee considered three applications in which residents requested to change their wood shake or shingle roofs to different roofing materials. The committee narrowly approved an artificial black...

DRC Approves Two Proposals, Continues Two Others

The proposed teardown of a one-story home at 1865 Rose Avenue was continued by the Design Review Committee at its meeting last week. In place of the existing home, architect Tingting Lu of SGS International...

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Part II

A brief conversation with Planning and Building Director Aldo Cervantes In the first part of “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” The Tribune published comments from members of the city’s Design Review Committee and Planning Commission—advisory bodies...

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