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The Glendale City Council has voted last week to approve the design of the proposed Armenian American Museum and has directed city staff to negotiate terms of a 95-year ground lease for a project site in Glendale Central Park.

The proposed arrangement, which is expected to be finalized this Summer, would have an initial term of 55 years with options for up to four 10-year extensions.  The museum would pay $1 per year to the City of Glendale.

Alajajian Marcoosi Architects is designing the approximately 30,000-square-foot building, which would replace a grass field along Colorado Street to the east of Brand Boulevard.  The museum is incorporated into a new master plan for Glendale Central Park, which calls for adding new green space to replace what would be lost through the museum.

The building, which is being designed to evoke the Verdugo Mountains north of Glendale, will incorporate exhibition space and research opportunities focused on Armenian American history.

 

Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.
Rendering of the Armenian American Museum. Image via Armenian American Museum.

Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.
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This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.