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April 6, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Little more than a statue surrounded by the charred remnants of furniture and personal belongings remained in a condominium gutted by fire Friday morning. More than 45 firefighters responded to the blaze in a three-story complex at 470 W. Stocker St. at about 8:45 a.m. Friday, Glendale Fire Capt. Robert Doyle said. A complex building layout forced firefighters to make a snap decision: They would go in through an upper-level condominium rather than negotiate the maze in search of the fire's source.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 30, 2009
GLENDALE — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday to extend a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed 83-year-old Jean Clinton Roeschlaub in her downtown Glendale condominium more than three years ago. Supervisors have extended the reward, which was established in January, twice this year, hoping to help Glendale detectives with leads on the cold case. Clinton Roeschlaub was the co-owner of the historical Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles.
NEWS
July 7, 2005
Lindy Hays I am surprised and a bit disappointed by Herbert Molano's apparent lack of understanding regarding the complex issues of condominium conversion ("Decision was a dense one," June 30). Over the years, I have developed a degree of respect for him and some of his proposals for improving our quality of life in Glendale. In fact, if I didn't know better, I might think his condominium conversion proposal is motivated by a desire for personal gain rather than a desire to improve our city.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | August 10, 2006
DOWNTOWN - The Redevelopment Agency approved preliminary design plans this week for a proposed twin-tower condominium project at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Orange Street in downtown Glendale. Design changes made to the two proposed 16-story condominium towers since the agency last reviewed the project in December were a step in the right direction, agency members said. The project is planned for the current site of the Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts store. "I voted against this last time because I thought the quality of the building wasn't there," Councilman Bob Yousefian said.
NEWS
November 13, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Preservationists who want to keep the former Glendale Federal Savings and Loan building complex in its current form, with the ground floor open to the public and the blue louvers intact, will make their case Monday to the Board of Zoning Adjustments. Nicholson Vertex LP, owners of the complex, wants to convert its six-story annex on Lexington Drive into a 55-unit condominium complex. But the company's proposal involves several factors that worry area preservationists, including the removal of the blue louvers, and the building of first-floor condominiums with walled-in patios that eliminate some public space.
NEWS
By Michael Trujillo | September 1, 2006
Regarding the building of Armenian high school and condominium village proposal ("Armenian high school proposed for property," Aug. 25): As a resident of Glendale for the past 40 years, I found the article regarding the building of an Armenian high school and condominium village in Mountain Oaks as another attempt to force urban blight on the quickly disappearing pristine environment of the Glendale mountain areas. I felt the article to be duplicitous in nature and was concerned with the statements from those interviewed.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | June 22, 2006
CITY HALL ? The council set an unprecedented condition Tuesday on a condominium conversion application on Palm Drive: make four of the resulting units available as affordable housing, or the conversion won't be approved. The condition was set during a hearing Tuesday for Aram Kazasian, the ninth and final applicant under a waiver process established in June 2005 that allows apartment building owners to convert their units into condominiums without conforming to newer residential density standards.
NEWS
By Austin Knoblauch | July 19, 2006
GLENDALE ? The City Council on Tuesday shot down a request for a zone change that would have blocked the development of a 26-unit, three-story condominium unit, dealing a blow to residents who oppose the project. The council voted 3-1 against the request, but voted 4-0 in favor of a traffic study after residents complained of congestion in the neighborhood. Councilman Frank Quintero was the only council member who voted in favor of the zoning request and Mayor Dave Weaver was not present.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | January 22, 2009
GLENDALE — Donald Clinton still has a hard time with the fact that his sister’s killer remains on the loose more than two years after her death. He doesn’t know who could have killed his sister, Jean Clinton Roeschlaub, the co-owner of Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria, in her Glendale condominium Aug. 2, 2006. “We can accept it, but it is hard,” Clinton said, referring to himself and other family members. Glendale Police detectives have run into a dead end in their investigation, Glendale Police Det. Keith Soboleski said, declaring the slaying a cold case.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 21, 2013
Apartment and condominium developers may have to pay more than twice as much as they currently do in development-impact fees next year as some City Council members said this week the current fees don't fully cover how much new developments cost the city in library and park services. Developers currently pay $7,000 per residential unit, but the city may hike that to $15,645, which is what a consultant recommended in 2007. Originally, the fees were set purposely low, at $3,500, to help developers who were having difficulties securing financing during the protracted recession and to stimulate development in downtown.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 31, 2013
A residential development in Glendale that just last week received approval to be built as condominiums has been put on the market. The 50-unit Colorado Gardens complex, located across from the Americana at Brand, has been put up for sale for $4.5 million by its owners, two top executives at Pacific BMW in Glendale. Colorado Gardens is notable for having won approval from the city's Planning Commission earlier this month to build condominiums on the 21,900-square-foot site. Glendale has seen a building boom of late, but mostly apartments, with roughly 2,000 units under construction currently.  Paul Darrow, director with Institutional Property Advisors, which is brokering the sale for Marcus & Millichap, said that it's not unusual to see projects purchased and entitled under one owner, then sold to another firm for construction and operation.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 21, 2012
The number of foreclosed homes that sold in the Glendale region plummeted in November to only a handful, according to the latest real estate figures Four bank-owned properties sold last month, a dramatic decline from 23 in November 2011, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Keith Sorem with Keller Williams in Glendale. In the La Crescenta-Montrose area, only one bank-owned property sold in November, compared to six the same month last year. Broker Hamlet Nersesian, who owns Armex Realty in Glendale, said the drop in bank-owned properties for sale is a mystery.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | November 13, 2010
CITY HALL — With the flood of iconic high-rises that were supposed to transform downtown having been halted by the economic recession, Glendale's skyline won't be changing anytime soon. During a 2008 hearing on Verdugo Gardens, a planned 24-story luxury condominium complex, city officials predicted the project would help transform downtown into a bustling residential area. "It's going to be a signature building," Councilman Frank Quintero said at the time. "This is going to introduce a new type of residential living in the city.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | December 30, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Sales of the Americana at Brand’s Excelsior condominiums have steadily grown since owner Caruso Affiliated dropped unit prices by as much as 40% this summer, with more than half of the project now sold, company officials said this week. Fifteen of the 100 units were sold before Caruso Affiliated launched an aggressive ad campaign in May, plastering banners on the walls of the Americana that promoted condos as “priced below cost.” Some units sold at a discount of more than $100,000, executives said.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 30, 2009
GLENDALE — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday to extend a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed 83-year-old Jean Clinton Roeschlaub in her downtown Glendale condominium more than three years ago. Supervisors have extended the reward, which was established in January, twice this year, hoping to help Glendale detectives with leads on the cold case. Clinton Roeschlaub was the co-owner of the historical Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | January 22, 2009
GLENDALE — Donald Clinton still has a hard time with the fact that his sister’s killer remains on the loose more than two years after her death. He doesn’t know who could have killed his sister, Jean Clinton Roeschlaub, the co-owner of Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria, in her Glendale condominium Aug. 2, 2006. “We can accept it, but it is hard,” Clinton said, referring to himself and other family members. Glendale Police detectives have run into a dead end in their investigation, Glendale Police Det. Keith Soboleski said, declaring the slaying a cold case.
BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 6, 2008
Beset by a distressed economy and a soaring number of city inspections, the FourOneSix mixed-use condominium project on Broadway Avenue has pushed back its opening to January and will wait until its debut to push ahead with unit sales, officials said Friday. After the project was approved more than two years ago, officials have sold just 14 of 115 units, according to officials with the development firm Intercorp, which is overseeing the project. The sprawling mixed-use complex between Jackson and Kenwood streets in downtown Glendale includes 9,463 square feet of retail space and more than 100,000 square feet allotted for residential units.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | January 30, 2008
CITY HALL — For the fourth time in two years, the City Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to reconsider how to reconcile condo conversion projects that do not meet the city’s low-density requirements with the desire to provide more affordable housing. The vote came amid concerns that the city’s current policy for evaluating and approving the conversion of apartments into for-sale condominiums against strict, low-density zoning requirements may be discouraging developers from taking the projects on. Many of the older apartment buildings do not meet the requirements for more per-unit parking and other current standards, but are allowed to exist unchanged under a grandfather clause.
NEWS
May 18, 2007
The following crime reports for La Crescenta, La Cañada, Montrose and Glendale were taken from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and Glendale Police Department. Sunday, May 13 3 Berkshire Place, LCF someone spray-painted graffiti on a concrete bridge and nearby private property. Saturday, May 12 4100 Block of La Crescenta Ave., LCR someone entered the 20 unit condominium complex’s underground garage and stole construction supplies.
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