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Proposed development at the Strawberry Patch on Base Line

The Planning Commission conducted a preliminary review of a proposed new development on the 6.2-acre site at the southeast corner of Towne Avenue and Base Line Road, which includes “The Strawberry Patch.” The project is being proposed by a private development company, City Ventures Homebuilding, LLC.

City Ventures is currently working on plans for the new mixed-use residential community, which would consist of a total of 98 townhomes and 3 live-work townhomes. The final design of the project is not yet complete.

The developer is refining the proposal to address environmental impacts, planning standards and design concerns.

The Planning Commission will review the proposed uses and conceptual plans and provide initial direction to the applicant regarding the project.

When the formal project plans are submitted to the city, environmental review and future public hearings before the Architectural Commission, Traffic and Transportation Commission, Planning Commission and the City Council will be conducted.


Preliminary review of Olson Project at Vista and Indian Hill

The Planning Commission reviewed a proposal for a new housing development on Indian Hill Boulevard and Vista Drive, according to the city manager’s report.

Residents addressed the commission at its July 17 meeting with concerns and questions about the project, which included opposition to proposed changes in zoning to allow for additional units, concerns relating to design and how it connects with the existing neighborhood, issues relating to detached garages, concerns about the aesthetic value of a proposed solid wall on Indian Hill Boulevard, and questions about future parking on Vista Drive in the inlet just north of the proposed development.

Representatives from the Olson Company reportedly received a lot of good comments from both the neighbors and the commissioners on how to proceed with the project. Olson representatives assured the neighbors that the project was only in the very preliminary stages and that the group would be scheduling several neighborhood meetings to receive additional input as the project moves forward.


Temporary closure of driveway at Sprouts

The drive approach on the west side of Mountain Avenue, just north of Foothill Boulevard, that serves the Sprouts shopping center at the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue, is scheduled to be closed beginning Monday, July 23 through Monday, July 30, according to the city manager’s report. The closure is necessary to accommodate reconstruction of the driveway to provide improved access into the center, as well as to complete utility upgrades.

Drivers may access the shopping center on Foothill Boulevard during construction. All businesses in the shopping center have been notified of the closure.


Final Dial-A-Ride community meeting

The Community and Human Services Commission appointed an ad hoc committee to review Claremont’s Dial-a-Ride program and to formulate recommendations. The final meeting to receive public input is this Monday, July 23, at 9 a.m. at the Joslyn Center.

To submit comments by mail, write to: Dial-A-Ride Ad Hoc Committee, 1616 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont, CA 91711; by email: csneed@ci.claremont.ca.us. For more information, contact Cari Sneed, management analyst, at 399-5306.


Karousel Kids to perform Willy Wonka at Lewis Playhouse

Claremont’s Karousel Kids, Inc. will present Willy Wonka opening?Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m., with performances Sunday, July 29 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

This is Karousel Kids 35th year of providing fun-filled productions, showcasing the talents of young people age 3 to 25 from Claremont and surrounding areas.

Performances will continue Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. and again the weekend of Friday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 4 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be at The Lewis Family Playhouse located at Victoria Garden in Rancho Cucamonga.

Tickets are available for purchase from cast members or by calling The Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office at 477-2752. Tickets are $19 each in advance or $22 at the door. For information please call 626-KIDS (5437) or visit www.karouselkids.org.


Goal!: AYSO team takes national honors

The Claremont Boys U16 American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) team was a finalist in their division at the National Games, held in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 1-8. The team played 10 games total, amid temperatures that Coach Robert Bunker noted reached 95 degrees, with high humidity. Claremont Toyota and the local Rotary Club are  sponsors of the team, which includes 14 talented local youngsters: Cain Macias, Wyatt Anderson, Kaden Bunker, Josh Corona, Adrian Campos-Morales, Avery Hernandez, Isaias Patino, Brian Donahue, Andrew Darney-Lane, Stefan Flores, Joseph Blash, Ryan O’Connor, Carson Leathers and Troy Cowgill. 


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