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Sep 15, 2008
Last Updated:
Sep 29, 2008
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Date Adopted:
Jul 10, 1986
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Altadena Community Plan

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This document constitutes the Community Plan for the unincorporated Altadena area of Los Angeles County. It has been prepared by a professional consulting team of urban and environmental planners, transportation engineers, and economists under the direction of Los Angeles County and the Department of Regional Planning. This team included Envicom Corporation, Greer and Company, Economics Research Associates, and Opinion Research of California. The Plan will be submitted to the Regional Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for consideration as an update and replacement of the previous Community Plan which had been adopted in 1969.

During the formulation of the Community Plan, the consultant team worked closely with the County-appointed Altadena Betterment Committee (ABC) composed of community residents, business leaders, and County representatives. The issues, goals, policies, and programs defined herein largely reflect the valuable input provided by these individuals.

The Community Plan establishes a framework of goals, policies, and programs which are designed to provide guidance to those making decisions affecting the allocation of resources, pattern, density, and character of development in Altadena. Although the Plan is comprised of individual sections, or “elements” which address a particular planning concern, it is structured as an integrated policy strategy in which a comprehensive range of community concerns and issues are treated.

The Community Plan has been structured to present the significant physical, economic, and social issues which face Altadena’s residents and business community and prescribe for these a comprehensive set of goals, policies, and implementation measures to mitigate the problems or capitalize on existing opportunities. As Altadena is a developed and “mature” community, the principal focus of the Plan’s policies is on the manner in which existing development and resources can be maintained and physically and economically enhanced.

This document is the third publication prepared by the Envicom Corporation team for the Altadena Community Plan work program. The first publication was the Technical Background Report (March 29, 1985), which presented an overview of the existing physical and socioeconomic resources of the Altadena community. A survey of community ,residents was published as the second document. Copies of these are available from the Department of Regional Planning.

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