City begins planning for ‘The Commons’ at Monte Vista and Foothill Boulevard

The city’s community development department will hold an environmental scoping meeting on a proposed project at the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard called “The Commons.”

The project proposes to convert 9.7 acres of vacant land at the entrance to the city of Claremont into a multi-use community with approximately 27 single-family detached homes, 68 townhomes and 5,000 square feet of retail with 10 flats above the retail.

The purpose of the meeting on Monday, September 24 is to gather input from the community on environmental impacts to study during the review of the project.

The project consists of 6.7 acres in Claremont and three acres in Upland, and the applicant is proposing to integrate two parcel areas into a single master planned community with a specific plan in both Claremont and Upland.  

The Commons is purportedly designed for a variety of home buyers, according to the city meeting description, including “age in place buyers seeking ease and accessibility in later years, as well as attainable first-time home buyers.”

Residents are encouraged to take part in the process. The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24 in the council chamber, 225 W. Second St., Claremont.



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