COURIER photo/Steven FelschundneffWork crews demolish the old Claremont Unified School District administrative offices at the corner of Base Line Road and Moun-tain Avenue in Claremont. The demolition marks the first step in preparing the 4.3-acre site for a 54-unit townhouse develop-ment by Texas based builder D. R. Horton.
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t was standing-room only in the ClaremontCity Council Chamber Tuesday night ascouncil members tackled a series of ongoingcity disputes. Parking issues at the ClaremontHills Wilderness Park were among the night’sheavy hitters.
After nearly 2 hours of public comment, the ClaremontCity Council unanimously agreed to add further parking re-strictions to streets near the bustling wilderness area.In addition to previously designated “no parking” zones atMt. Baldy Avenue and Mills, permit-only parking will be en-forced 24 hours a day on Pomello Drive, from Mills Avenueto the west end, as well as on Dillard Avenue, St. GregoryStreet, Pennsylvania Place, Brigham Young Drive, Independ-ence Drive, Elmira Avenue, Vincennes Court, Alamosa Drive,from Mills to Bonnie Brae, and Mills Avenue, from Pomelloto Alamosa.After public comment and an initial vote, the council addedPomello Avenue, from Mills to Grand, and Alamosa, fromMills to Grand, to the list of restricted parking areas—underthe condition that a petition with a majority of residents’ sig-natures be submitted to the city. The council revoked its previ-ous decision to defer the 2 additional street segments toanother commission review.It’s a temporary fix. Permit parking zones will sunset in 2years, during which time the city will be working to create awilderness park master plan to holistically deal with parkingand overcrowding issues. In the meantime, the council hopesrestrictions will bring some level of respite for concernedwilderness area homeowners.“The master plan will probably take about a year to de-velop. I’m not going to sit here for a year and not do anythingabout this,” said Councilmember Larry Schroeder. “We’vegot to do something.”Nearly 30 residents weighed in, a few wary of the restric-tions, but a majority siding with Mr. Schroeder’s call for im-mediate action as the master plan is developed.“I’ve never seen it this bad,” said David Choi, who said he
Making way for new neighbors
Late night for Claremont City Council astraffic issues dominate meeting
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