Alhambra council members unanimously supported the Mariposa Housing project, a 50-unit affordable housing development on Main Street. They also debated the zoning moratorium for East Main, but decided to do outreach with stakeholders.
The Villages at The Alhambra has appeared on eight planning commission agendas. Last night, the commission voted to recommend city council reject the application for the housing project.
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.
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.
Alhambra officially has an affordable housing law. The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance will be in effect 40 days from Sept. 28.
The Villages' applicant will begin their presentation at the next Planning Commission meeting. The public comment section of the application is now closed.
City Council unanimously passed the first reading of the inclusionary housing ordinance. The zone text amendment must come back to council for a second reading and final adoption.
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.