By Matt Artz
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 11:52 am in Fremont.
1) Monster Homes: The council shifted course. Instead of allowing Mission Ranch and Glenmoor neighborhoods to apply for a seven year moratorium on second story additions and new two-story homes, the council expressed support for a six month moratorium in both neighborhoods.
By the end of six months, the council expects to approve the first round of new design standards which would limit the size and bulkiness of new homes in the neighborhoods. Additional design standards would be approved within two years.
2) The council requested a lot of design changes for a proposed GM dealership that would go just north of the Auto Mall. The city obviously wants a the sales tax a dealership would generate, but wasn’t thrilled with the design.