The City Council, deciding not to wait for the results of a pending land-use study, has approved a zoning change along San Gabriel Canyon Road to allow a 57-unit condominium project on almost nine acres.
The change was approved 3 to 0 on Monday, with Mayor Eugene F. Moses and Councilman Bruce Latta abstaining because they own property near the site and have a potential conflict of interest.
The project is next to Moses' Canyon City Ghost Town, the object of a city public-nuisance action. The mayor is negotiating with the city over removal of most of the buildings on his would-be Western theme park.
Councilman Harry L. Stemrich requested a zoning study in January when it was announced that Moses intended to sell his 2.5-acre ghost town, saying the city did not want more multifamily units in the area. The study is pending.