Residential development at Base Line Road and Mountain Avenue to be considered Jan. 15

The city’s Planning Commission will review a new proposed residential development at the southeast corner of the Base Line Road/Mountain Avenue intersection on Jan. 15.

City manager Tony Ramos’ weekly update, which detailed the plans on Nov. 15, states the site is north of and adjacent to the 210 Freeway.

The site is currently owned by the Claremont Unified School District and previously housed its main administrative offices until it was moved to San Jose Avenue.

The district’s maintenance/service yard is not part of the project 4.21 acre site, according to the release.

Private developer D.R. Horton–Los Angeles Holding Co., Inc. is proposing the residential project with 54 individually detached residential condominium homes.

The proposed homes, except eight units to be reserved as moderate-income housing pursuant to Claremont’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, will be sold at market rate.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at City Hall, 225 W. Second Street.

Planning commission members are an advisory body and will make a recommendation to the city council, who are anticipated to have its hearing in early 2013.

After the city council meeting, the Architectural Commission will review architectural designs.

Copies of the initial study, draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and applications are available in the planning division in City Hall and the Claremont Public Library, 208 Harvard Ave. or the city’s website at

For more information, contact senior planner Mark Carnahan at 909-399-5322 or send written comments to P.O. Box 880, Claremont, CA 91711.