“That opportunity disappears if I can’t deliver the property by Jan. 1, 2008,” he said. However, the existing buildings cannot be used for a commercial development, he said. “The office building is 3,000 square feet and that’s too small for a restaurant,” Byerrum said. “It sits on a solid concrete foundation, making it impossible to install plumbing or drains.” The city code sets nine criteria for determining if a building falls under its local official register of historic resources. If one of the criteria is met, the buildings can’t be demolished. The Historic Resources Commission on a 3-0 vote with one abstention ruled that some or all of the buildings were representative of a historic period, exemplified an architectural style (art deco), has a unique location, are connected with a use that was common but now rare and were the site of a historic event. Jeff Collier, Whittier’s director of community development, said city staff doesn’t believe any of the buildings qualify as a historic resource. Collier said the buildings weren’t significant architecturally or the site of important events. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Three early-1900s buildings have sparked debate between local preservationists who want to save them and their owner, a water company that wants to demolish them to make way for a new retail development. The issue went to the City Council Tuesday night, but no decision had been made as of press time. The council was taking up an appeal of a Whittier Historic Resources Commission April 11 ruling that the California Domestic Water Co. can not demolish its 1934 office, 1932 pump house and a 1921 single-family residence. All three are on 3.16-acres on Whittier Boulevard across from the Whittwood Town Center. Preservationists said the buildings need to be saved and can be reused as part of a commercial development. “We are asking to preserve those \ that indicate our civic pride, history and character as a community,” said Sally Schacht, member of the Historic Resources Commission. “Adaptive reuse is the No. 1 engine driving redevelopment and new development in this country,” Schacht said. But Jim Byerrum, president of California Domestic Water Co., said his company has a chance to develop part of its site. “There is an opportunity – not for another fast-food restaurant – but for a business that will be another destination point and attract residents from other communities,” Byerrum said.
December 27, 2019
CULLEN’S BAR CHICAGO DURING THE GAME: From back left to right ,Daniel hands, James cuffe,Mickey Bradley, peter Richard, Shannon Doherty, Denver Doherty Neil Jackson Mickey McLaughlin Neil jock, Liam Doherty Paul Doherty Simon Bradley patsy Doyle Gavin Bradley Neil Nellie philip Davy Front Annmarie Doyle,Dylan hands , Brandon hands, emmet Ronan and conal Doyle, Philip McLaughlin,Joey Doherty, Leah McLaughlin, Clara Doherty, Kaylen DoyleEVER want to know where the good people of Donegal end up around the globe?Look no further.Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures from all over Ireland and all over the world. Here’s a few more for you to enjoy. As Jim McGuinness said: “We know there are a lot of people away and if we can do something to make them walk a bit taller and feel a but happier, then that makes us feel better too.”CHICAGO CHEERS! There were enough Donegal people in Cullens for a team and ten subs!Celebrating in Chicago: Buncrana man Neil McLaughlin and son PhilipThe Doyle family cheered on Donegal in ChicagoThrow-in for these Donegal fans in Chicago was at 10.30am!Bound for Boston! There was a great line-up of fans at Donegal Boston GFC Little Ryan above couldn’t lose on Sunday – mum’s from Donegal, dad’s from Cork! The sun was out in Boston for these fans as they arrived at the Donegal Boston GFC to watch the game FROM PHILADELPHIA! Donegal fans outside Paddy Rooney pub Havertown Pa, we have fans from letterkenny, Donegal Town, Adrara, Glenties, Raphoe, letterbarrow, Inver and Meenacally and more, it was a great celebration. And the McGarvey family will be home for the All Ireland, Can’t wait. Congratulations Donegal..Here is Kaelan McGarvey from Upper Darby Pa who is so excited to be going back to New Mills letterkenny on September 19th for a family wedding on the 28th, and now he is adding another event to his calendar He says he is going to see the All Ireland final in Dulbin too! Let’s hope there’s plenty of tickets. We can’t wait to come home now. Congratulations Donegal, so proud to be from there.Finn Shields, Rosapenna, Downings getting ready for the final !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hugh & Maria Cronin McMonagle, with nephew Sean McMonagle and nieces Nicole and Mecheala Cronin share family rivalry at Croker….no hard feelings here!Seamus Coleman very politely and willingly stops to make Sean Thomas McMonagle, Mecheala and Nicole Cronin’s day! On road back to Cork, Mecheala informed us she has switched to supporting Everton! Patrick McCormack, 6 years old from Churchill, couldn’t believe his luck when a match official invited him down to the pitch minutes before the start of the game on Sunday! PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL CELEBRATION PIX FROM AROUND THE GLOBE was last modified: August 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE DONEGAL CELEBRATION PIX FROM AROUND THE GLOBE