Remember the proposal to develop the former campus of The Alhambra, the former assisted living facility located at 2400 South Fremont Avenue in the Midwick Tract? The original plan presented by City Ventures, working together with property owner Front Porch Communities, involved building 93 units of housing on the 8.8 acre parcel south of the San Bernardino Freeway. Midwick residents and other concerned Alhambrans organized in 2012 to fight this high-density project. Their efforts resulted in a reduced density level and a ten-month delay in development — described as an "indefinite hold" on the project by the City Council.We learned this weekend that the delay is over. City Ventures is scheduled to present their new plans for the site at a City Council meeting on Monday evening, April 22. Plan to attend this meeting, which begins promptly at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, in order to have a first look at the proposal (which now involves either 68 or 70 single family homes, depending upon how the agenda is interpreted). After this initial presentation, the project is expected to work its way through the development process, which includes opportunities for citizens to give input at meetings of the Design Review Board and the Planning Commission.
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