BURBANK — The Planning Board on Monday upheld an appeal opposing the development of a parcel of land owned by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for a combined 70,000 square feet of jet hanger and office space. The board found that the project may violate city zoning codes.
The appellants, Phillip and Carolyn Berlin, argued that the proposed development on Clybourn Avenue does not conform to a Development Agreement between Burbank and the Airport Authority, which governs Bob Hope Airport expansion, because the project site is in a dual-zoned parcel, where one of the zoning designations prohibits use of the land for general aviation. Design plans show that a portion of the proposed aircraft hanger for Avjet, a private airline charter corporation, would encroach upon an M-2 zone, which disallows airport use.
Because Phillip Berlin's law practice is within 1,000 feet of the proposed project site, he became aware of it through a city Planning Department notification.