To the collective sigh of many in the community, Maynard Hine sent a letter to the Crescenta Valley Town Council in October 2001 to explain his plans to sell his beloved May-Lane Motel. For as long as most people can remember, the northwest corner of Briggs Avenue and Foothill Boulevard has always been the May-Lane, and for many of us, the sight of the little motor hotel has been a comforting reminder of a quaint past and simpler times. But progress marches on, even in La Crescenta. Developers view our older properties on Foothill and our stable community and see new possibilities and potential profits, signaling that the boulevard is set to change.
Fortunately, the May-Lane property, as it will most likely always be known, is a conditional use permit property, the one and only on the entire stretch of unincorporated Foothill Boulevard. A CUP land use can only be approved for building permit after the developer has satisfied the process of a public hearing.