City Council to hold a public hearing on the formation of the San Gabriel Tourism and Marketing Improvement District

The following is a preview of the December 4 City Council meeting. If you’d like to view the full agenda, you may do so here. The City Council meets at City Hall in Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m.

San Gabriel Tourism and Marketing Improvement Project (SGTMID) is a benefit assessment district that creates a revenue source to promote tourism in the City. San Gabriel lodging business owners with 100 rooms or more decided to pursue formation of the SGTMID in order to create a revenue source devoted to marketing San Gabriel as a tourist, meeting and event destination. If established, the SGTMID would generate approximately $193,000 on an annual basis for promotion of travel and tourism specific to San Gabriel.

The Symphony at San Gabriel – Assisted Living Project

Located at the east side of South Gladys Avenue between East Grand Avenue and East El Monte Street, the proposed 197-unit senior center replaces the now-demolished Mission Lodge Sanitarium. The new project – known as the Symphony at San Gabriel – would assemble two properties and redevelop the three-acre site for senior independent living, assisted living and a memory care center. The building would include studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units, with valet service, a bar, several dining areas, a music room, a craft room, library, theater and exercise rooms designed for assisted living.