The updated standards now allow a stable to be built with a three foot setback from the side and rear property line. This is consistent with the requirement for other types of accessory structures, such as a detached garage. If the side or rear property line is adjacent to an alley, then a stable may be built up to the alley-adjacent property line. Corrals are now treated similar to fences and walls and may be built up to the property line.
The updated standards now require that any opening (such as windows, doors, or half-walls) in the rear 35 feet of a lot must be set back at least ten feet from any side or rear property lines. The old 20 foot separation requirement between a horse owner’s home and their stables no longer applies.
The updated standards now allow stables to be built with a three foot setback, whether the stable is built from concrete, masonry, or any other suitable materials such as wood. However, any building material must still be approved by the Building Division.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Planning & Transportation Division at 818-238-5250 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On August 13, 2012, staff presented a report to the Planning Board outlining the current development standards for stables and corrals in the R-1-H Single Family Residential Horsekeeping Zone, as well as recommendations for modifying these standards to address concerns raised by residents. The Planning Board voted to recommend the proposed Zone Text Amendment (ZTA) for approval to the City Council, with a modification to allow stables to have no setback when they are built along the rear or side property lines, if they also abut an alley. Next, staff will present the ZTA to the City Council on September 11, 2012 for their consideration.
- Bring back the Garden Office Zone!
- Creative mixed-use space and community use!!
- No zone change or R1H only.
- R1H. 2 story max. No multifamily development.
- R1H (preferred) or keep it as it is.
- Don’t tear the GM building down. Make it a historical mixed use space.
- I like the MCM design of the building. Save it, don’t pave it.
Commercial Recreation Zone
Rancho Business Park Zone
- Don’t push out the existing R1H on Valencia.
- Keep it small
- Disney and Dreamworks also are expanding on digital entertainment i.e. editing. They will need more property. Glendale is all over that.
- The Rancho has folks from entertainment to equestrians who will pay 7 figures for high end properties. Make this upscale equestrian.
- Disclose all meetings and timelines regarding meetings w/ principals and agents and with who before the info gets subpoenaed.
- Since the Rancho has a board, who the GM principal has met with…please disclose the who, what and where of these meetings.
- No more freaking businesses giving pass thru traffic!! There’s enough traffic as-is! W Valencia homeowner.
- We have enough businesses in and around the Rancho. R1H – expand the houses.
Horse Compatible Area
No written comments on poster
- Run thru structures (AKA “mare motels”) would be more appropriate for a small space than a solid structure in keeping w/ current ordinance. Reason being:
- Increased ventilation. (No ammonia build up)
- More space for the horse.
- Easier to control flies
- COOLER during summer
- Easier to clean
- Perspective from long time horse owner who had a boarding stable
- The rule that no openings are allowed within 10 feet of property line unless et back 3 feet is silly and unnecessary burden on horse owner because
- Reduction in ventilation
- Emergency exit
- Ordinance should be rewritten to allow openings as long as they are SECURE and don’t allow interaction between horse and random passers-by.
- Stop mansionization.
- No building that prohibits horse use now or in future!
- Increase setbacks on all structures. (Living spaces) (Back and side) so as not to infringe on neighbor’s ability to have horses (corrals/barns/stables) in their property.
What do you like about the Rancho area?
- No more R1H loss dammit!
- This is a horse community!
- RE: encouraging pedestrian traffic – “watch for riders and horses!”
Rancho Homes Brochure
The image at the top of this page is the cover of a brochure advertising lots and new homes in the Rancho neighborhood at the time portions of the area were originally developed. Below are links to download the brochure in its entirety. (just for fun; not a City document)
- brochure outside low resolution (~6 MB)
- brochure inside low resolution (~6 MB)
- brochure outside high resolution (~40 MB)
- brochure inside high resolution (~47 MB)