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Public Invited to La Casita Grand Re-Opening July 29, 2014

Public Invited to La Casita Grand Re-Opening July 29, 2014

PUBLIC INVITED TO LA CASITA DEL ARROYO GRAND RE-OPENING JULY 29, 2014  

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening celebration for the completed historic renovation of La Casita del Arroyo.  Join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilmember Steve Madison and other Pasadena officials along with La Casita Foundation representatives at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to celebrate this event at 177 S. Arroyo Blvd.  Light refreshments will be served. 

In 2012, La Casita Foundation officials asked the City of Pasadena to participate in a public/private partnership to renovate the historic City-owned building originally designed in 1932 by noted architect Myron Hunt.  Today, La Casita serves as a community meeting house for public and private functions. 

The $517,700 construction project was managed by Pasadena’s Department of Public Works, including upgrades to the restrooms, kitchen, banquet 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 included parking lot improvements, roof replacement and new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. 

Funding came from La Casita Foundation, www.lacasitadelarroyo.org; the City’s Capital Improvement Project Fund, and Residential Impact Fees.  Work was completed by B-One Construction Co., a local general contractor.  Onyx Architects, a local Pasadena architectural firm, designed the project to specifically maintain the building’s historic integrity. 

 

 :a Casita Postcard Grand Re-Opening Invite 2014 

For questions or information regarding the Grand Re-Opening event, contact Yesenia Alvarado, Public Information Coordinator, (626) 744-7033, or by email to yalvarado@cityofpasadena.net. 

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Yesenia Alvarado, Department 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 

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Posted: 7/23/2014 06:00:00 PM