Herald American

Bellflower pursues single-family homes

BELLFLOWER — The City Council continued its pursuit of single-family homes at a public hearing Sept. 14, giving tentative approval to a zone change from low density residential to low density planned development to allow dividing a lot at 15733 Ryon Ave. into eight parcels for construction of eight homes.

A planned development zone is necessary if one of more homes in an area does not front on a public street and is served by a private driveway.

The vote was 4-0 with Mayor Scott Larsen absent.

The applicant was Modena, represented by Fariba and Farzad Shaygan.

In a written report to the council, interim Planning Manager Jason P. Clarke, said the petitions propose to divide the 39,345-square-foot parcel (about nine-10ths of an acre) into eight lots, each with a two-story single-family home with a two-car garage, two guest parking spaces and private open space.

The site is on the west side of Ryon, south of Somerset Boulevard and north of Alondra Boulevard, Clarke said.

Two residential units on the site will be demolished to make room for the eight larger homes of about 1,900 square feet each, with three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a 142-square-foot patio.

A public open space of 1,005 square feet will be set in the center of the complex, the petitioners said.

In a second housing related item Sept. 14, the council gave final approval to a request by Ed Bonanni to build 13 single-family homes on adjoining lots at 17211-17243 Carpintero Ave. and 10317-10319 Hacidnda St. totaling about 1.6 acres.

The motion passed 3-0 with Larsen absent and Councilman Ray Dunton abstaining as he owns property nearby.