City Planning Department Processes 225 Project Permits in December, Mostly Residential Rehabilitation

Published : Monday, January 29, 2018 | 6:28 AM

City Planning Department

The City of Pasadena’s Planning and Community Development Department collected a total of $429,540 in permit fees and construction taxes for the month of December 2017, and processed at least 225 permits for projects with a total valuation of over $5.4 million during the month, a report in the City Manager’s Newsletter said Thursday.

Broken down into division accomplishments, the Department said its Planning Division received five current planning projects in the month of December 2017.

For zoning cases of community-wide significance, the division assessed three major construction projects as of December 1, 2017. A “major construction project” is defined in the Zoning Code as the new construction of a non-residential project, or a non-residential portion of a mixed use project, that exceeds 25,000 square feet of gross floor area.

The Planning Division also is also processing five new zoning cases, eight active community planning cases, and 15 new design and historic preservation cases, according to a report by Planning and Community Development Director David Reyes.

Eleven of those new design cases are either in the Design Review or Certificate of Appropriateness phases of the application process.

The Department’s Building and Safety Division meanwhile reported it processed a total of 225 permits for the month of December 2017, broken down into 161 residential rehabilitation projects, 62 non-residential rehab projects, and one each of new residential and new non-residential rehab projects. The total valuation of these projects reached $5,410,709.

The Division collected a total of $295,381 in Permit and Plan Check fees, $30,252 in Residential Development Impact fees, $2,890 in Transportation Improvement fees and $101,017 in Construction Tax fees. Four of the Plan Check projects were valued over $500,000. It also conducted a total of 2,056 inspections during the month.

The Building and Safety Division also issued permits for the construction a new commercial project valued at over $500,000, for a new McDonald’s fast food restaurant at 799 N. Lake Avenue; one dwelling unit, at 1447 Forest Avenue, valued at $342,729; and for the demolition of two other dwelling units.

The Code Compliance Division, meanwhile, conducted a total of 315 inspections in December 2017, and closed 111 cases. The average response time for the initial inspection was approximately 3.4 calendar days. Code Compliance also opened 105 new cases in December, 48 of which have been closed, the report said.

The report did not include an accomplishment report from the Department’s Cultural Affairs Division.

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