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David Dolphin, Deputy Director of Utilities
(626) 570-3230
111 South First Street
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


City of Alhambra - Community Development Department

The Community Development Department assists business owners and developers through the City's review and approval process, and works to encourage business growth and development.  For more information, call (626) 570-5034.

City of Alhambra – Finance Department, Business Licenses

The Finance Department issues business licenses to new and existing businesses. For more information, call (626) 570-5021.

Alhambra Civic Center Library

The Alhambra Civic Center Library offers a wealth of resources, guides and information on all aspects of business. For more information, call (626) 570-3212.

Alhambra Chamber of Commerce

The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce provides members with numerous services including seminars, clinics and other marketing opportunities. Local chambers can help you boost business by helping professionals network and promote themselves in new ways. For more information, call (626) 282-8481.

Alhambra Downtown Association

Downtown Alhambra is a ‘Business Improvement District’ established to promote the Downtown through promotions, advertising, and other programs; to encourage the financial well being of Downtown businesses; and to make Downtown Alhambra a more attractive place to conduct business.  The Downtown Association is managed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of and elected by assessed business owners in Downtown Alhambra.

The Downtown Association also advocates for businesses and serves as a representative with government agencies and other organizations when addressing issues specific or pertinent to the Downtown.

Downtown Association meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, 104 South First Street  Meetings are open to all members and participation is greatly encouraged.

(626) 282-5767; email:

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.


Interested in the anticipated timeline for the General Plan update process? Click here


  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)



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e project created needed retail space (including a Denny's Restaurant), affordable housing for seniors, and the elimination of slum and blight. The project has provided the City with $20,000 per year in sales tax revenue and $44,344 in annual property tax revenue.

New Century BMW dealership: Many of the Main Street Auto Row dealerships were given financial incentives to locate and/or expand, leading to approximately $3.3 million annually in sales tax revenue to the City.

Howard Street Town homes Affordable Housing Project

Main Street - Northwest Corner of First & Main

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