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On the agenda: City Council to vote on Midwick Tract development after postponement

City Council will vote Monday on whether or not to approve an ordinance allowing for a 70-unit residential development in the Midwick Tract at 2400 South Fremont Avenue. The ordinance was supposed to be voted on at the Feb. 9 meeting, but the Council decided to postpone the vote after a mishap at the U.S. post office kept the public hearing notices from arriving to residents in time. Monday’s agenda notes that 191 public hearing notices were mailed on Feb. 10.

2400 South Fremont is currently zoned as a combination of multi-residential and single-family property. The new ordinance would adopt a Specific Plan allowing for developer City Ventures to build 70 residential units – 30 townhomes, 30 single family residential units, and 10 single family hillside units across 8.8 acres, states the agenda for Monday’s meeting.

City Council will also consider extending an urgency ordinance that is already in place to further prevent any new massage parlors from opening and current ones from expanding in Alhambra. Staff say that while recent California legislation has improved the health and safety situation among parlors, they still receive complaints of suspected illicit activity and see massage establishments advertised in the “adult entertainment” section of some online sites. 

If approved, the moratorium would add 10 months and 15 days to the already 45-day ban on massage parlors. 

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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