City and school officials have approved use of seven school sites for a combination of commercial development, senior-citizen housing and expanded public recreation.
The agreement, worked out during seven months of intense negotiations, was unanimously approved by the City Council and the Redondo Beach City Elementary School District board at separate meetings Tuesday. School trustees Valerie Dombrowski and Howard Huizing were absent and did not vote.
The agreement was unveiled to city and school officials in February, but approval was delayed for nearly two months as attorneys for both sides hammered out final wording of the document.
The agreement calls for commercial development and construction of up to 300 housing units for the elderly at the closed Andrews and McCandless schools. The site of the closed Franklin school will be converted to a park.