Owner Proposes Tear Down of Wallace Neff House

The question of historical preservation is still lingering for the 1040 Oak Grove Place house, which was built by Wallace Neff in 1955. The case was on the San Marino Planning Commission’s agenda for the Aug. 26 meeting, but the applicants requested and were granted a continuance to Sept. 23. Read More

New Gym at Huntington Middle School Is A Go

A schematic of the new gymnasium for Huntington Middle School The San Marino School Board on Aug. 14 gave the go-ahead for a new gymnasium at Huntington Middle School that would open in November 2017 if the project sticks to schedule. The two-level, 26,000-square-foot, $14 million facility will include locker rooms, classrooms, a media lab, offices - and of course, a much needed gymnasium – with additional multi-purpose space and will be built in the same general location as the existing facility. Read More

Bellwood Project Gets New Height Approved

Ban Tieu, the owner of 1565 Bellwood Road in San Marino, was back before the city’s Design Review Committee on Wednesday, Aug. 5 with a revised proposal for his house. Construction for the home was underway when significant issues with the plans arose. Read More

San Marino City Council Extends Moratorium

San Marino City Council extended a moratorium prohibiting the approval of any type of permit to develop on specific properties that are unclear as to whether it is commercial or residential. The moratorium is in place for up to one year, but council directed staff to get it done in six months. Read More

DRC Asks Applicants to Bring Back New Designs

1135 Winston Ave. Owners of the Gothic house at 1135 Winston Ave. have once again come before the Design Review Committee with plans in an attempt to construct a new two-story residence, but DRC members were not fully convinced the house would be consistent with itself. Read More