The Burbank Planning Board is asking elected officials to fund a study on anti-mansionization ideas, saying the work would be the best way to show how the resident-fueled suggestions would impact the look of the city’s neighborhoods.
Locals in the past have asked the board to consider stricter guidelines against such developments, arguing that huge houses built near much smaller homes destroy a neighborhood’s personality.
“(Residents) have concerns regarding the integrity and character of existing neighborhoods, and they’ve asked the city to help them maintain that character,” said Carol Barrett, assistant community development director.
The complaints prompted city officials to administer a survey asking residents to weigh in on various-sized single-family homes, as well as different neighborhood landscapes.
More than 800 people reportedly took the survey, which helped city officials, as well as residents, draw up a list of possible changes that could address some of the concerns.