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By Melanie Hicken | January 8, 2010
CITY HALL — City officials have temporarily shelved a proposed $100,000 consulting contract for greening a number of the city’s affordable-housing projects, instead expanding the effort to create across-the-board environmental building standards for future developments. The proposed contract with consultant David Blanke was pulled from the City Council and Housing Authority agenda Tuesday after Councilman John Drayman expressed concern with the amount and narrow scope of the work.
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By Melanie Hicken | January 28, 2010
CITY HALL — The long-awaited public pool slated for Pacific Park moved closer to construction Tuesday after the City Council approved revised plans for the project. The council unanimously approved design plans for the six-lane L-shaped pool and associated building, which was reduced in size by 1,000 square feet after council members said it was too extravagant in a down economy. The new building design will have less staff space and shed a previously planned second-story lifeguard observation tower.
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By Jason Wells | June 30, 2008
CITY HALL ? Future development in Glendale could be forced down a greener path if the City Council on Tuesday moves forward with incorporating environmental standards into the city?s building codes. City planners will seek direction from the council on how to develop the so-called ?green? building standards that have so far remained relatively soft in Glendale compared with a host of other cities across the Southland. In cities like Los Angeles, Pasadena and Long Beach, public and private buildings are required to meet some level of nationally recognized energy- and environmental-efficiency benchmarks.
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By Jason Wells | February 15, 2008
GLENDALE — Two recently approved ultra-green Glendale Water & Power buildings have whetted the appetite of the City Council, which this week called for a report on how the city might incorporate strict environmental standards into its building codes. With virtually no green building standards on the books, Glendale remains far behind other cities in the region in terms of requiring new municipal and private buildings to achieve some level of energy and environmental efficiency.
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By Melanie Hicken | January 30, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council this week voted to take a wait-and-see approach to citywide green building standards, opting instead to mull over the issue until the state adopted its own set of requirements. The council on Tuesday endorsed creating a community task force of local stakeholders to wrestle with the issue while city officials wait for pending green building codes to be approved by state legislators this summer. The updated laws are expected in July. “The minimum mandatory standards will become the law of the land, and we will have to enforce them,” said Stuart Tom, head of the city’s Building & Safety division.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | February 7, 2008
CITY HALL ? The Planning Commission voiced tentative approval Wednesday for a proposed 287-unit condominium tower, but urged the City Council to require the developer to apply green building standards. Slated to replace the Crocodile Cafe and a nearby medical office at the corner of Central and Sanchez avenues, the project ? known as Verdugo Gardens ? has been making its way through the planning approval pipeline since January 2005. Developer Mapleton Partners is looking to take advantage of incentives laid out in the city?
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 19, 2008
GLENDALE ? What started out three weeks ago as a City Council directive to develop new ?green? building standards has blossomed into an all-out eco-movement at City Hall. This past week alone, Mayor John Drayman directed city officials to meet with a local environmental organization to explore the installation of community gardens, Glendale Water & Power introduced a way for customers to power their homes with 100% renewable energy and the council called for a report on establishing a ?
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By Melanie Hicken | January 30, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council this week voted to take a wait-and-see approach to citywide green building standards, opting instead to mull over the issue until the state adopted its own set of requirements. The council on Tuesday endorsed creating a community task force of local stakeholders to wrestle with the issue while city officials wait for pending green building codes to be approved by state legislators this summer. The updated laws are expected in July. “The minimum mandatory standards will become the law of the land, and we will have to enforce them,” said Stuart Tom, head of the city’s Building & Safety division.
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By Melanie Hicken | January 28, 2010
CITY HALL — The long-awaited public pool slated for Pacific Park moved closer to construction Tuesday after the City Council approved revised plans for the project. The council unanimously approved design plans for the six-lane L-shaped pool and associated building, which was reduced in size by 1,000 square feet after council members said it was too extravagant in a down economy. The new building design will have less staff space and shed a previously planned second-story lifeguard observation tower.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | January 8, 2010
CITY HALL — City officials have temporarily shelved a proposed $100,000 consulting contract for greening a number of the city’s affordable-housing projects, instead expanding the effort to create across-the-board environmental building standards for future developments. The proposed contract with consultant David Blanke was pulled from the City Council and Housing Authority agenda Tuesday after Councilman John Drayman expressed concern with the amount and narrow scope of the work.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | July 19, 2008
GLENDALE ? What started out three weeks ago as a City Council directive to develop new ?green? building standards has blossomed into an all-out eco-movement at City Hall. This past week alone, Mayor John Drayman directed city officials to meet with a local environmental organization to explore the installation of community gardens, Glendale Water & Power introduced a way for customers to power their homes with 100% renewable energy and the council called for a report on establishing a ?
NEWS
July 5, 2008
The City Council on Tuesday told planners to quickly develop a set of “green” building codes for all future development in Glendale, a first for a city that has so far been relatively lax in holding developers to a high environmental standard. City planners had sought to tie the public outreach process for drafting the standards to the upcoming general-plan update review this fall, but the council instead made it clear that the greening of Glendale should be put on a faster track.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | June 30, 2008
CITY HALL ? Future development in Glendale could be forced down a greener path if the City Council on Tuesday moves forward with incorporating environmental standards into the city?s building codes. City planners will seek direction from the council on how to develop the so-called ?green? building standards that have so far remained relatively soft in Glendale compared with a host of other cities across the Southland. In cities like Los Angeles, Pasadena and Long Beach, public and private buildings are required to meet some level of nationally recognized energy- and environmental-efficiency benchmarks.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | February 15, 2008
GLENDALE — Two recently approved ultra-green Glendale Water & Power buildings have whetted the appetite of the City Council, which this week called for a report on how the city might incorporate strict environmental standards into its building codes. With virtually no green building standards on the books, Glendale remains far behind other cities in the region in terms of requiring new municipal and private buildings to achieve some level of energy and environmental efficiency.
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