AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The property – located on the Duarte border at the end of Fish Canyon alongside the San Gabriel River – is owned by the Vulcan Materials Co. and the Army Corps of Engineers and was leased to the gun club. Calls to Vulcan Materials were not returned, and Corps of Engineers officials were unavailable for comment. The city has not received any applications from developers interested in using the property, said Susan Cole, senior planner for the city of Azusa. And while the property is zoned open space, that designation could potentially allow a variety of uses in addition to parkland, Cole said. “The only thing that would be permitted by right would be a playground or a park,” Cole said, adding that several other uses could be permitted under city code if approved by the Planning Commission and the City Council. Those could include orchards or crop production, equestrian facilities, conference or convention facilities, even day-care centers. The land could also be used for surface-mining operations, Cole said, noting that Vulcan already has a sizable operation next to the property. Even homes may be approved on the land, though city law requires minimum lot sizes of one acre for single-family homes in open space areas. Councilman Joe Rocha, however, said it was unlikely that anything other than green space would get the nod from the city. “The city is set in keeping it as open space area,” Rocha said. “Most cities are park poor, and I know Azusa is. With the Rosedale development coming in, all those new families will need more space for them to go on the weekends.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AZUSA – The blasts of gunfire no longer echo off the walls of the San Gabriel Canyon. But city officials say what will replace those booming sounds is anyone’s guess, with everything from parks to homes to increased mining among the possibilities. The venerable San Gabriel Valley Gun Club finally closed Sunday, after 60 years of business. The closure was set in motion in March 2005, when the Azusa City Council rezoned the property for open space. The rezoning was triggered in part by nearby Mountain Cove residents, who complained about the noise generated by the club and raised concerns about safety.