STOP THE MANSIONIZATION OF DOWNEY
We request that the Downey City Council and City Planning Department uphold the existing Downey Municipal Code "9110.14 The architecture & general appearance of the building shall be in keeping with the character of the neighborhood and such as not be detrimental to the general welfare of the neighborhood in which they are located." which is a valid enforceable regulation under California law (Schroeder v. Municipal Court 73 Cal App3d 841.848 1977.
This means "As for instance in a ranch neighborhood in order to comply with Downey Municipal Code any potential buyer or developer of the property may only build a structure thereon which is consistent with the "ranch style" of all the other homes."
We also request that any code such as height and square footage be amended to fit this neighborhood code and regardless of other code allowing two stories, any home that is to be remodeled or built must still conform to the code to include 'scale of neighborhood'.
We oppose allowing Mansionization of Downey Neighborhoods as it disrupts the architectural integrity of our neighborhoods which we believe will eventually lower property values, as well as, that it disrupts privacy and a neighborhood's sense of place and well being.
We request that the Downey City Council and City Planning Department uphold the existing Downey Municipal Code 9110.14. We oppose allowing Mansionization of Downey Neighborhoods as it disrupts the architectural integrity of our neighborhoods.
The STOP THE MANSIONIZATION OF DOWNEY petition to George Redfox was written by George Redfox and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.