This is what the house that used to stand at 609 Mariposa looked like. The photo is a Google street view shot from 2017, and because this house was well set back on a property that had those unfortunate things known as trees on it, the view is somewhat obscured. But I am certain you get the point.
These next two pictures show what is going on there now. Is this new place up in your face enough? Of course, if you are going to do things like pack on the square footage, set backs will become a thing of the past. Sierra Madre's past, to be specific.
Each member of the City Council, at one time and always when they were running for office, promised that this is the kind of thing they would forever oppose for Sierra Madre. And like most of the promises they made, it was not kept.