Scottish Rite Temple - Wilshire Blvd. Millard Sheets, 1961

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Sun May 20, 2007 2:29 pm

nichols wrote:bbuuttt in the Windsor Square Assn's defense, the PARK MILE neighborhood has some special zoning that they worked in there long ago that forbids most Wilshire-like uses from that section of Wilshire Boulevard. It's so unnerving how Wilshire just stops for a little while there and picks up again... That's also why Perino's is no more. Scottish Rite was operating on a CONDITIONAL use permit and they didn't meet all the heavily enforced conditions. Like no noise..stuff like that. My neighborhood isn't so lucky - it's zoned ANYTHING GOES!


The Hancock Park residents may not care for the 4 story building which will take the place of the Scottish Rite Temple.

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Postby nichols » Sun May 20, 2007 9:24 pm

ChrisLAX, What 4-story building? Have you heard of an actual new construction proposal for that site?

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Postby nichols » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:04 am

There was a notice of public hearing taped to this building a couple of weeks ago. Any news out there?

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Postby Vavala » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:13 pm

The notice reads:

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Design Review Board Public Hearing

4357 Wilshire Blvd (Council District 4)

Design review for change of use to a cultural center with accessory uses of cafeteria, museum, and restaurant.

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Postby nichols » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:00 am

Thanks, Vavala.

Councilman's office says: "That request was continued... Neighbors came and said they would support any use that falls within the specific plan... The applicant didn't have a very polished presentation put together... They gave him until next month... Not a whole lot happened... The planner assigned is Blake Kendrick 213.978.1178 "

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Postby nichols » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:01 pm

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Postby nichols » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:15 pm

Shaoulin lost in court and the building is now for sale.

LARCHMONT CHRONICLE
February 1, 2008

The Scottish Rite Center Masonic Lodge and Auditorium’s legal chapter is coming to an end, at least for its long-suffering neighbors in Windsor Square.

The California Supreme Court denied a Petition for Review in January, ending a long civil lawsuit centered on the four-story building at 4357 Wilshire Blvd.

“Bravo!â€￾ said John Welborne, vice president of planning and land use for the Windsor Square Association...

http://www.larchmontchronicle.com/Archi ... hiveID=808

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:50 pm

modfan wrote:Would find a residential use kinda inappropriate. All those windows and balcony's fronting busy Wilshire Bl.?-Doesn't seem like much of a condo/apt selling point to me. What ever the ultimate fate is-somehow at least save the components of the building in particular the Millard Sheets artwork.


Does that mean it will be torn down for condos?

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Postby nichols » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:48 pm

It is for sale. You or I could buy it and run our secret order of the goonybird out of it or Rick Caruso could buy it and build a new Grove or a condo developer could buy it and demolish it for new condos. It's for sale.

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Postby Tony » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:23 am

Nichols,

You revealed the secret order of the goonybird! Now you are doomed.

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Postby nichols » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:50 am

LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

Masons Make No Secret of Plan to Sell Temple
REAL ESTATE: Neighbors forced Park Mile property to close in 2006 over use violations.

By Max Zimbert
Originally published November 22, 2010 at midnight, updated November 22, 2010 at 5:40 p.m.


http://www.labusinessjournal.com/news/2 ... ll-temple/

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:14 pm

The interior of this building is extraordinary! I cannot see this structure gutted and pockmarked with balconies for some idiot's dream of crappy apartment-living on Wilshire Boulevard. That's a horrible idea!


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