The Atherton Planning Commission will review possible changes to the town's zoning code that will allow bigger houses on lots that are less than 10,000 square feet at its meeting tonight (April 28). The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at 94 Ashfield Road.
The question of allowing larger homes on smaller lots is one that for years has divided residents of Parker Avenue, a cul-de-sac off Stockbridge Avenue.
In March 2009, the City Council on a 3-2 vote rejected a rezoning proposal after a contentious hearing that brought out not only residents of Parker Avenue, which has lots smaller than 10,000 square feet, but residents of adjacent streets with standard lots, who opposed the plan.
Most lots in Atherton are a generous acre in size, but smaller lots exist in a few pockets of the town. The push for new rules for the smaller lots has come from several Parker Avenue residents.
For more information, call the planning department at 752-0544.