By Jim Tortolano/Garden Grove Journal
The council voted 5-0 to approve the proposal to build the houses on about a two-thirds acre site at 10641 Lexington Ave., an area generally southeast of Knott Street and Cerritos Avenue.
Seven people addressed the council, with three in favor and three opposed. The seventh suggested a small change in the proposal.
Bryan Coggins of Preface Group, the developer, praised the cooperative attitude of city staff and reminded critics that “We could have built a far denser development.”
The area is zoned for multi-family dwellings, which usually means apartments or condominium complexes.
Opponents, including John Snyder, raised issues of density and traffic circulation, arguing that the city was increasingly permitting construction of projects with small back and front yards and without mature trees.
After over a half-hour of discussion, the council approved the requested zone change and associated items. When completed, the project will yield about $200,000 in impact fees, with half of that going to the city, and the other half to schools and other public agencies.
Also Tuesday night, the council gave final approval on a second reading of an ordinance allowing the city to charge non-residents fees resulting from the use of fire services.
The council also made a special presentation to Trauma Intervention Group, which provides on-the-spot counseling to victims of tragedy or crime in Stanton.