Alhambra's planning commission approved the Marguerita/Curtis avenues development project with tenant protections.
The City of Alhambra will write a letter to the City of San Gabriel, asking their planning commission to consider Alhambra's residents when reviewing the Arroyo Village housing project. The project needs three Alhambra parcels.
Monday's events showed the Villages at The Alhambra is at the fore of the conversation around affordable housing, big development and government proceedings during COVID-19.
The Planning Commission's meeting was commandeered 30 minutes after it began. The meeting has been rescheduled for July 16.
This summer the YMCA of the West San Gabriel Valley will be closed to the public but open for one purpose: essential childcare. All resources and activities will follow strict guidelines set by the CDC and L.A. County Dept. of Public Health. Refer to flyer for details on enrollment.
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.