The City of Alhambra announced Monday, February 27 as an appeal date regarding the granting of a permit for the construction of a Lowe's superstore on Fremont Avenue. The city council will hear the appeal at 7 pm.
The Charles Company is the developer on the Lowe's project, which will also include a six-story parking structure and two office buildings on the Fremont Avenue parcel.
Residents filed the appeal on the grounds that the planning commission, who approved the permit, had not answered all resident questions about the project, that the traffic study was incomplete and that the land wasn't properly zoned for a retail store like Lowe's.
The City of Alhambra's notice of public hearing addressed the permit question, saying that the development services director interpreted the Industrial Planned Development Zone, which the Lowe's development would be built in, to include "building material sales, retail, and wholesale, including home improvement supplies," in compliance with the Alhambra Municipal Code.
Residents can read the notice here.