The Planning Commission, at a special meeting, deadlocked 5-5 on the issue, which means the applicant retains the permits while the Sikhs still battle eviction.
In starting the process, the council wrestled with the percentage of affordable units for any development in an effort to satisfy oversight and maintain Alhambra's ability to control its own housing destiny.
Both issues are continued but Council approved consent measures seeking proposals for bicycle and pedestrian transportation plan.
After lengthy public testimony from the property owner and members of the Sikh community, the commission voted 5-4 to direct city staff to determine an appropriate resolution for or against revocation.
The planning commission will decide whether approval of the mixed-use development on Chapel Avenue should be revoked.
The Planning Commission approved a plan that would reduce retail and restaurant space.
Alhambra City Council To Discuss Whether Development Affecting Sikh Temple Should Go Back to Planning Commission
The Alhambra City Council will have this discussion on Oct. 28.
The Alhambra is a 45-acre business park with attractive gardens and an emphasis on qualify of life for tenants. Little known to some residents, its long history is a key part of the city's fabric.
The city will post larger signs on project sites and will also start mailing project notices to tenants.
The 801 E. Main Street project was denied by the Planning Commission in July after several hearings. The land is now up for sale for almost $9 million.