A neighborhood in North Glendale is well on its way to becoming the city’s largest historic district by far after an outside consultant determined that the proposed area beat certain qualifying benchmarks.
The neighborhood around Rossmoyne Avenue, nestled in the foothills of North Glendale, would include 504 homes — far more than the 131 single-family houses that have so far achieved protected status.
The Rossmoyne Mountain Homeowners Assn. must now collect the signatures of at least 50% of the affected property owners for the final part of the process to move forward. Proponents plan to get signatures from 60% of the homeowners ahead of the April deadline, said Lorna Vartanian, the association’s president.
Once the signatures are collected, the petition will go to the Historic Preservation Commission for review. If the signatures are approved, the commission could recommend approval to the City Council, which would have the final say.
There are currently three historic districts in the city. Ard Eevin Highlands has 87 homes, the Royal Boulevard district has 30 and Cottage Grove claims 14 homes.