The City of Burbank received a grant from the Southern California Association of Governments to prepare new development standards for the Downtown and South San Fernando areas. The purpose of the new standards is to facilitiate additional mixed commercial/residential and all-residential development in and around the downtown area. The proposed standards will also ensure that future development is consistent with the desired character of the area.
In January 2009, the City hosted a community meeting to receive input on the proposed development standards. Since that time, the City’s consultant has been preparing draft standards incorporating the input received at that meeting. The draft standards are now available for public review. A second community meeting was held on November 18, 2009, to present the draft standards. The Planning Board and City Council held a joint study session to discuss the standards on December 8, 2009.