The Planning Commission continued deliberations on The Villages, and this time took its own temperature to figure out how to best ask questions of the applicant.
The hottest topic on Monday's city council agenda was the consideration of an urgency ordinance to stop development on the eastern edge of Main Street. Projects taller than 25 feet would be prohibited.
As designed, The Villages at The Alhambra is not financially viable if 15 percent of all units are required to be designated as affordable housing. The developers indicated they are willing to negotiate.
The Villages' applicant will begin their presentation at the next Planning Commission meeting. The public comment section of the application is now closed.
The Villages at The Alhambra was up for consideration at the Tuesday Planning Commission meeting. For various reasons, the city, the applicant and the public are frustrated with the progress or process of the ongoing deliberation of this housing project.
The special meeting for the proposed housing project The Villages at The Alhambra did not result in a recommendation from the planning commission for city council to accept or deny the project.
Alhambra's Planning Commission made recommendations for a modified inclusionary housing ordinance. City Council must now pass the affordable housing amendment for it to take effect.
Alhambra's affordable housing ordinance and proposed housing development The Villages will each have their own planning commission meetings at the end of the month.
The planning commission meeting tomorrow night has a two-item agenda: an inclusionary housing ordinance and The Villages at The Alhambra. Those who wish to comment on either item must email a request to the city before 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
Alhambra's planning commission approved the Marguerita/Curtis avenues development project with tenant protections.