HUNTINGTON PARK — Claiming that a corner food market is not compatible with surrounding development, the City Council last week approved a resolution, 4-1, establishing the city's intent to acquire the property at 6054 Pacific Blvd.
The resolution is the first step in condemnation proceedings, but city officials said the agency will try to negotiate with the owner for purchase of the property.
The council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, also approved an operating memorandum to sell the property to developer Randolph/Huntington Partners Ltd. to expand the Alexander Plaza project by incorporating the corner property, where the City Foods Market now sits. The market has been operating in the city since 1928.
The plaza project, at Pacific Boulevard and Randolph Street, would consist of a 90,000-square-foot shopping center with one or two main clients and several retail stores.