NORTHEAST GLENDALE — A much-anticipated 11-unit affordable residential condominium project on the 700 block of North Kenwood Street crossed the administrative finish line Wednesday after the Planning Commission unanimously approved its tentative tract map, a common procedure that formalizes the splicing of ownership units.
The project developer — San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity — can now concentrate fully on completing the project in time for 11 low-income families to move in to the 1,200-square-foot, two-story condos in December 2009. To meet that timeline, officials for the nonprofit say they need more volunteers who are skilled in various aspects of home building to come out and direct the rank-and-file workers.
“That’s the real tough one for us, to find those people that have been in the home construction business,” said Chuck Wolski, chairman for the volunteer committee. “At this point in the construction process, you need people who can direct people in what to do.”