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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank City Council meeting at City Hall (l-r) Emily Gabel-Luddy, vice-mayor Bob Frutos, mayor Dr. David Gordon, Jess Talamantes, and Gary Bric March 10, 2015

Burbank City Council approves moratorium on McMansions

Burbank residents opposed to the “McMansion” trend are breathing a little easier today. Last Tuesday night, the Burbank City Council handed them a major victory by voting unanimously to ask staff to draft an Interim Development Control Ordinance or IDCO,  aimed at temporarily stopping over-sized home projects until loopholes in the building codes can be closed and  new design standards established. The IDCO is retroactive to March 10, 2015. There had been some speculation Gabel-Luddy would vote against the IDCO because of pro-development views, which have dogged her re-election... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- McMansion size home next to average house in 900 block of East Elmwood Avenue in Burbank March 9, 2015

Showdown over “McMansions” in Burbank gets TV news coverage

A showdown over the proliferation of “McMansion” size homes in Burbank is set for tonight at the Burbank City Council meeting. Last week, the city council heard from a number of  residents who spoke out about McMansions sprouting up in Burbank neighborhoods. Some told painful stories about an oversized home being built next door that either damaged their property, or robbed them of the basics like privacy and sunlight. The common refrain, these McMansions exploited loopholes in the code to exceed the building standards and do not fit in with the... Read More →

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