There have been no changes to the original design, Johnson added. That design — which calls for a 12,000-square-foot store with a retaining wall behind and parking area on the Ramsdell Avenue side, but with a driveway onto Foothill Boulevard — was created with the input and approval of the former Town Council sub-committee, the Foothill Design Commission, which involved former council member Sharon Raghavachary and community member Richard Toyon.
Pierce and other members of the council expressed excitement that the project is on schedule.
Also reportedly on schedule is the construction of the new La Crescenta Library, according to an update provided at the Town Council meeting by Jason Kim, of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
Kim said that project is coming along well, with much of the construction work “nearly done” and the council will be invited for a tour of the project within the next few months.
Once the metal roof has been completed, glass will be installed and installation of drywall can begin within the next few months, he said, adding that after that the contractor will be finished and staff can “begin bringing in the books.”
One resident expressed concern about safety for pedestrians during the library construction work due to overgrown hedges and a temporary fence that allows no walkway for pedestrians.
“Our problem is, we want the sidewalk to get done fast, so we can get rid of the fence and people can walk there,” La Crescenta resident Don Norbut said, after telling of a recent incident when he and wife Esther came upon a young girl who had to jump into the bushes to avoid traffic.