The City Council took the first step Tuesday to rezone a much debated parcel of land on South Glendora Avenue for professional office use.
Council members earlier in the year rezoned the land from residential to commercial, then reversed themselves, deciding it should remain residential.
Before its unanimous vote Tuesday, the council assured area residents that they will be able to comment on the planned office building for the site at 654, 662 and 670 S. Glendora Ave. as part of the development agreement arranged with the property owner in return for the zoning change.
Mayor Bob Kuhn said economics make it impossible to build improved housing on the properties, the preference of several area residents.
City Planning Director Stan Wong said the agreement, which will have its first reading at the council's July 14 meeting, will allow the city to impose a variety of conditions on the project.
Final approval is expected at the July 28 meeting.