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Public Invited to La Casita Kickoff Event for Restoration Project Feb. 22, 2014

Public Invited to La Casita Kickoff Event for Restoration Project Feb. 22, 2014

 LA CASITA DEL ARROYO KICKOFF EVENT FEBRUARY 22, 2014  

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend a kickoff event at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 to officially commence the renovation of the historic La Casita del Arroyo.  Join Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson, Councilmember Steve Madison and La Casita Foundation representatives for the program followed by light refreshments. 

La Casita del Arroyo will undergo an historic rehabilitation beginning February 2014.  In 2012, the La Casita Foundation asked the City of Pasadena to participate in a public/private partnership to renovate this historic City-owned building at 177 South Arroyo Boulevard.  Designed in 1932 by noted architect Myron Hunt, La Casita serves as a community meeting house for public and private functions.   

The $517,700 construction project will be managed by the Pasadena Department of Public Works.  The project includes upgrades to the restrooms, kitchen, great room and entry area; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements; plumbing and electrical systems upgrades and restoration of the historic bicycle velodrome wood paneling.  Exterior work includes parking lot improvements, roof replacement and new heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. 

Funding comes from the La Casita Foundation, Pasadena Capital Improvement Project Fund and Residential Impact Fees.  Project construction will be completed by B-One Construction Company, a local general contractor.  Onyx Architects, a local Pasadena architectural firm designed the project, which maintains the building’s historic integrity. 

For questions or additional information regarding the kickoff event, please contact, Yesenia Alvarado at (626) 744-7033 or yalvarado@cityofpasadena.net. 

For information on La Casita Del Arroyo Foundation, visit www.lacasitadelarroyo.org.  For more information on the Department of Public Works, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publicworks. 

 For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov, online at www.twitter.com/PasadenaGov or call the Citizen Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. 

La Casita Invite 2014 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2014  #013-14 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: Yesenia Alvarado, Public Information Coordinator, Dept. of Public Works, (626) 744-7033, yalvarado@cityofpasadena.net, or William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net 

 

 

Posted: 2/20/2014 04:00:00 AM