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On the agenda: A mixed-use development at Alhambra Place?

Alhambra City Council will discuss Monday a proposed mixed-use project at Alhambra Place.

Real estate developer Shea Properties will present during the council meeting a proposal for the Main Street and Garfield Avenue site, which includes a four-story residential development with 260 apartment units and a four-story parking structure. The plan also includes approximately 140,000 square feet of dining and retail space.

The property has been mostly vacant since Mervyn’s department store closed in 2009. Shea Properties presented a proposal in an October 2013 study session, during which contractors stated they had filed plan applications and were waiting to finalize entitlements in 2014. 

Council will review the presentation but does not currently have another study session scheduled, according to Director of Development Services and Assistant City Manager Tara Schultz.

"Like with every presentation that we've had in the past, Council can make comments that are appropriate if they have any questions or concerns about the project," Schultz said.

City staff will also update City Council on upcoming disaster preparedness meetings in Alhambra. On April 26, May 3, and Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., residents will be invited to learn about what to do in the event of a disaster. Representatives from the police and fire departments, Alhambra Unified School District, Red Cross, and Caltech will speak on their organizations’ capabilities and responsibilities and answer questions from residents.

The meetings will be held at the Alhambra Fire Department headquarters located at 301 N. First St.

City Council meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at City Hall. Read the complete agenda below. You can also download the document or make it larger using the controls on the bottom.

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2 thoughts on “On the agenda: A mixed-use development at Alhambra Place?”

  1. No offense to renters, but I hope those 260 apartments are not rental units. If they are then I don’t like this.

  2. Oh boy! Just what we need! Another one.