Surrounding Towns The towns listed below are also having problems with over-development, with the demolition of older and historic houses and large houses constructed and the destruction of the quality of the town. All these new developments, and during one of the worst droughts in decades.
There are many more towns that will be listed as the webpages are found.
The Planning Commission in Alhambra approved a controversial 70-unit housing project called the Midwick Collection. Pasadena Star-News January 2015. The Alhambra Preservation Group is dedicated to preserving Alhambra's historical, architectural, cultural resources are protected.
Save the Highlands is a group of concerned cititzens in Arcadia, similar to Preserve Sierra Madre, trying to save their HIghland Oaks area from the destruction seen in the rest of the city. You can show your support for their cause on their FaceBook page: Save the Highlands.
Preserve Burbank promotes and supports the City of Burbank's programs which preserve the community's architectural history, restore the design integrity of the community's built heritage and inspire new contextual design for the future.
The Star-News reported on May 5, 2015 that the historic 2,500 acre Tres Harmanos Ranch between Chino Hills and Diamond Bar will be put up for sale which will replace a cattle ranch with a housing project. San Gabriel Valley Tribune
April 23, 2016 Glendora, CA. The Pasadena Star-News had a front page article titled "Wild Dispute" by Courtney Tompkins, regarding an attempt by developer Derek Ng to build 19 two-story luxury homes on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, destroying wildlife habitats and requiring the removal 176 mature oak trees. The location is a 41 acre expanse of wilderness known as the "Gordon-Mull" property.
Sierra Madre is not an island unto itself. What happens in Glendora affects the entire southern portion of the San Gabriel Mountains and all the foothill communities. The developer is facing a number of very determined preservation groups who don't want to see that pristine land turned into another big housing project. Mr. Ng is quoted as saying, "we are businessmen." Well, for a lot of people, preserving our foothills for future generations is more than just about "business."
Glendora City News had an article about overdevelopment, and one woman commented: "How can we claim our city to be the "Pride of the Foothills" when we can no longer see them?" Glendora City News
A group of citizens in Monrovia are trying to save their historic homes. Save Monrovia on FaceBook. The Monrovia City Council has agreed to discuss a demolition moratorium, and to possibly work from a 2004 Historic Survey. Sierra Madre Weekly February 25, 2015
The historic 2,500 acre Tres Harmanos Ranch between Chino Hills and Diamond Bar will be put up for sale which will replace a cattle ranch with a housing project. The Pasadena Star-News May 6, 2015
And don't forget our FB page! Preserve Sierra Madre!