Alhambra : Warehouse Renovation

The City Council gave the Alhambra School District a break Monday by allowing it to rebuild an earthquake-damaged warehouse at 609 S. Palm Ave. without meeting all the requirements set by the city’s Planning Commission.

The council said the district does not have to provide street lighting, improved sidewalks or gutters next to its property.

The council also gave the district two years to meet nine other non-structural requirements, such as providing outside lighting and large address numbers. In a written report, Assistant City Manager P. Michael Paules said the relief was reasonable because the building was not so much a new structure as a replacement for an existing building damaged in the 1987 Whittier Narrows quake.