On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Highland Planning Commission approved the tentative parcel map and design review application of a four-house residential subdivision to be built on a 1.04-acre lot on the west side of La Praix Street south of Pacific Avenue.

According to a city staff report, the development of a project for the property has been a long process delayed by the passing of the original property owner, the purchase of the property by a new owner and challenges arising from the property’s irregular triangular shape.

The tract map divides the property into four parcels, and a single-story, single-family home will be constructed on each one. Two of the homes will be 1,600 square feet and two will be 2,172 square feet.

The city’s conditions of approval include several measures meant to help mitigate the homes’ interior noise from the nearby State Route 210, including raising the rear block walls from 6 feet to 8 feet, sound insulating roof construction and sound insulation around windows, doors and other exterior features.

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