The City Council unanimously approved zoning changes and preliminary plans for a 104,000-square-foot medical office and retail center on a 6.5-acre parcel along Artesia Boulevard just west of the Harbor Freeway.
A decision on similar requests from another developer seeking to build a shopping center on adjacent state-owned property was postponed until Dec. 9 because negotiations over the city's purchase of the property from the state are continuing, City Manager Kenneth Landau said.
The project that has been initially approved includes a three-story medical office structure, a single-story retail center, a two-story restaurant and a community center and gymnasium that will be available for public use.
The developers are a group of South Bay physicians and businessmen who last November swapped for land, giving the city the Village Mobile Home Park. The city then resold the park to the tenants.