"Un-tax" carports in the Mount Washington area!

YOUR PROPERTY IS NOW DE-VALUED! YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADD-ON OR BUILD AS MUCH SQUARE FOOTAGE AS PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED! MORE CARS WILL BE PARKING ON OUR HILLSIDE STREETS! All those affected are owners in the Mount Washington/Glassell Park area: 1) who currently have a carport, 2) have no garage and who might build a carport one day, and 3) who own vacant property and want to build a single-family home on it, your properties are now de-valued! In essence, you will not be able to add-on or build as much square footage as previously allowed when a carport was NOT counted in the FAR. Up until November 2006, anyone who designed an open carport, instead of an enclosed garage, was allowed to do so and not have the carport square footage count in the project total square footage calculation or Floor Area Ratio (FAR). This is an issue which not only affects your property values, but has other far-ranging planning impacts in our neighborhood, such as the street parking situation, open space, and architectural design diversity. And we cannot stress more strongly when we say that this is a recent re-interpretation of an item in the Mount Washington/Glassell Park Specific Plan (MWSP), and that building/or having a carport is not anything different or illegal that has not been designed, approved and built all these past decades. We are petitioning that the interpretation and enforcement of the MWSP be put back to what it previously was, where the carport floor areas were not counted in the allowable building square footage.

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Ed and Mimi Borrego Mount Washington, LA, CA residents

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