Brea’s Bunny Hop Trolley
Brea’s Korea Sister City 10 Year Anniversary Virtual Celebration
On Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m., the cities of Brea and Anseong, Korea will celebrate their ten-year Sister City relationship anniversary with a virtual celebration, including amazing performances by the Darden Group and the Korean American Youth Performing Artists. Please plan to view it online on Brea’s YouTube Channel, Facebook Live, or cityofbrea.net/BREAtv. This is sure to be a historical and memorable event!
Brea Senior Center Provides for Those in Need
Housing Element Update – Community Input Workshop
On March 23, the Community Development Department staff and consultants hosted a community workshop to discuss the Housing Element. City staff made a brief presentation that provided an overview of the Housing Element update process, as well as Brea’s approach to the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). There were a total of 34 participants consisting of residents, housing advocates, and community leaders, who shared their ideas and concepts to address Brea’s most important housing needs and trends. Brea’s Planning Commission was also present and provided input following comments made by the public.
The following summarizes some of the comments received at the workshop:
- Support the continued preservation of the hillside wildlands
- Encourage the City to provide more opportunities for senior housing
- Create affordable housing ownership opportunities for Brea’s workforce and young professionals
- Ensure projects maintain Brea’s quality of life
Within the upcoming months, City staff and consultants will be consolidating the input gathered from the workshop to incorporate into the draft Housing Element update. A joint City Council and Planning Commission Meeting is being planned to provide input and direction on proposed Housing Element policies and programs. Click below to learn more about the Housing Element update and to view the community input workshop.
Brea Place Landscape Median Extension
The Brea Place development project began construction for a landscape median extension on Birch Street last Friday, April 16. Traffic will be impacted intermittently on Birch Street, from the Brea Mall entrance to State College Boulevard, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. One lane will be open at all times in each direction. This work is scheduled to continue for the next four to five weeks.
Additionally, the sidewalk on Birch Street, fronting the construction project, will be closed for the next three months. Please drive safely when going through the area and/or choose an alternate route.
The Brea Police Department Welcomes Police Academy Graduates
Improvements at the Brea Creek Golf Course Parking Lot
As part of this year’s Public Works Capital Improvement Program, improvements at the Brea Creek Golf Course parking lot were completed. The improvements added five new ADA parking stalls with curb ramps in the area closest to the driving range. The remainder of the parking lot was crack sealed, slurry coated, and restriped.