July 27, 2009
CITY HALL — Officials are preparing a second review of a seismic retrofit project for Glendale’s Municipal Services Building following persistent cost overruns that inflated the project’s original price tag from $11.8 million in 2006 to a new grand total of $15.9 million, according to an audit report. City officials blame a series of change orders related to structural damage at the four-story stilted building on the corner of Broadway and Glendale Avenue. When the project began in 2006, officials had not planned to encounter severe foundational damage to any of the four main supports for the building, which was constructed in 1964.
January 3, 2004
Chapjian to talk to Glendale Beautiful GLENDALE -- George Chapjian, the city's director of parks, recreation and community services, will be the guest speaker at Glendale Beautiful's luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The luncheon costs $5 and will be at the Joe Bridges Club House at Glenoaks Park, 2531 E. Glenoaks Blvd. Reservations must be made by today. For more information or reservations, call 246-3634. Josh Kleinbaum Charter committee to discuss civil service GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The Charter Revision Study Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to continue its discussion on civil service.
September 2, 2003
Parks commission will meet Wednesday GLENDALE CITY HALL -- The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will meet Wednesday. Recently appointed director George Chapjian will be presented, in addition to an update on the Cerritos Elementary School Park project. Monthly service and capital improvement reports will also be given. The meeting is at 3:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. For more information, call 548-4844.
June 17, 2003
Several projects are set to go before the city's zoning administrator at a meeting Wednesday. A standards variance allowing additional floor area at a single-family home at 1500 Alameda Ave. will be considered along with two conditional-use permits. One is to allow for the continued sale of alcohol at Mamita's Peruvian Restaurant, 714 S. Brand Blvd., and the other is to allow the continued use for a rooftop heliport at 611 N. Brand. The meeting is at 9:30 a.m. in Room 105 of the Municipal Services Building at 633 E. Broadway.
December 4, 2001
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- From Jeanne Armstrong's perspective, it's all about making the city better. From spearheading public improvements and assisting small businesses to directing large downtown commercial projects, the city's development services division strives to improve the quality of life and promote positive growth in Glendale. "We help businesses large and small, anywhere in the city of Glendale," said Armstrong, who has been at the helm of the department since 1989.
November 1, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The Glendale Design Review Board No. 2 will consider plans Thursday for an addition to a commercial building. The owners plan to add nearly 4,000 square feet to a commercial building at 6544-55 San Fernando Road. The hearing will be at 1 p.m. in Room 105 of the Municipal Services Building, 633 E. Broadway. In other cases, the board will review plans for adding a second story to a home at 2667 Bogue Drive. Another home at 1129 Maple St. would get a 1,400 square-foot addition to the first floor and a new second floor, according to a proposal.
May 24, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- The Glendale Design Review Board No. 1 Thursday will analyze plans to demolish a McDonald's restaurant and outdoor play area and rebuild on the same spot. The new restaurant at 1320 E. Colorado St. will be nearly 5,000 square feet and have an indoor play area. The board will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 105 of the Municipal Services Building, 633 E. Broadway. Other cases are: 2425 and 2429 Cascadia Drive -- construction of three-story homes.
May 23, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- La Crescenta Driving School is asking the city to approve an office in Glendale. The company will go before the zoning administrator on Wednesday to seek a conditional-use permit allowing a private educational company to locate in a building at 3236 Foothill Blvd. The hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. in Room 105 of the Municipal Services Building, 633 E. Broadway. In other hearings: An application for a variance to allow a convalescent home to expand at 310 to 360 Mission Road.