Despite opposition from concerned church groups, 92 new residential units and 5,000 feet of commercial space will be built on Main Street. The City Council approved plans for the Casita de Zen development on Monday night. Representatives of the Alhambra Christian Fellowship and the Church in Alhambra raised concerns that it would bring new traffic and late-night alcohol consumption. The Council, nonetheless, approved the development. Councilwoman Barbara Messina counseled residents “don’t panic” about too much development. “We are required, mandated by the state,” she said, to build and that downtown was a better choice than in resident neighborhoods.
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