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Alhambra : Apartment Freeze Extended

The City Council has extended a moratorium on construction of condominiums and apartment complexes on 7th, 8th and 9th streets between Valley Boulevard and Ramona Road, a residential area largely made up of single-family homes.

The 45-day moratorium, originally adopted on March 24, was extended until the city adopts a revised general plan, which is expected to modify zoning in many areas that now allow high-density development.

The area affected by the moratorium is zoned for high-density development, but neighborhood residents have been effective in persuading the council to suspend such construction. They say that high-density structures proposed for the area threaten to change the character of the neighborhood. “They are very concerned about their neighborhood and want to keep it the way it is,” said Scott Lee of the Alhambra Planning Department.

Lee said hearings on the revision of the general plan will probably be held later this month and in June, with adoption of the new plan expected some time in the summer.

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