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YMCA expansion hearing delayed due to lack of quorum

YMCA board members at the Heart of the Community fundraising luncheon earlier this year. Photo courtesy of the YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley.

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Alhambra , CA United States

The Alhambra YMCA’s permit application to build a new daycare building was tabled on Monday, due to a lack of quorum at the planning commission meeting.

Commissioners instead voted to consider the application in August. If approved, the daycare facility would be 5,800 square feet and would include a children’s locker room, two multi-purpose rooms and a private entrance for the daycare. The gym would also be expanded by 2,870 square feet, with a total of expansion of 8,670 square feet.

“The proposed expansion will help address the city’s need for family venues for recreation and after-school and summer school daycare for the community,” said a report prepared by the City of Alhambra.

The YMCA of the West San Gabriel Valley is currently 15,690 square feet and houses its daycare center in temporary trailers. Removing those trailers for construction of a permanent building would free up additional parking, documents said.

The project is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act requirements, as determined by a letter from Los Angeles County.

The project is being funded by a $1.8 million grant from the California Department of Education. The design review board approved this project prior to planning commission approval. Ninety-eight surrounding homeowners were notified of the public hearing, with none sending in written comments to the city.

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