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On the agenda: City Council to consider a temporary ordinance halting mixed-use development on East Main Street

City staff will present to the City Council on Monday an urgency ordinance that temporarily halts approval for mixed-use projects along Main Street. The ordinance only affects the section of Main Street that lies east of Chapel Avenue.  

This comes as a preemptive measure to give staff time to study the effect of mixed-use development on public health and safety, said a staff report for Monday’s meeting. The report states that, due in part to a booming economy, the city expects to receive more applications from developers to construct along Main.

If approved, the ordinance will prevent the approval of mixed-use projects along Main from Chapel to the eastern city limit for 45 days.

There are currently three mixed-use development projects under construction on Main, according to the city’s website. Casita de Zen, on the northeast corner of Main and Third Street, will bring a four-story development with 94 condominiums and 5,000 square feet of commercial space. Across the street, also on Main and Third, the Alhambra Pacific Plaza is being constructed and will bring 120 residential units and 18,000 square feet of commercial space. The Alhambra Place at the southeast corner of Garfield Avenue and Main will have 140,000 square feet of retail space and 260 luxury apartments.

Monday's agenda includes detailed documents and reports for several items, including discussion notes and analyses. They are available for viewing in the document below.

City Council usually 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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