A city-owned parcel that once was slated to be the site for a new City Hall will be used for the development of up to 45 townhouses, the City Council decided this week.
The 3.4-acre lot on Overland Avenue and Culver Boulevard was purchased by the city in February, 1987, to build a new civic center. But 4 months later, after residents complained that the civic center should be built downtown, the council decided the parcel should be used for residential development.
The council, meeting as the redevelopment agency, said the construction of townhouses would best meet the current housing market demand.
The council is expected to request proposals from developers interested in building the project in about 9 months after an environmental report is completed and public hearings take place.