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Community Protests Demolition of Historic Great Hall/Long Hall in Plummer Park W.Hollywood

by Protect Plummer Park Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at 12:02 AM
protectplummerpark@gmail.com 323-874-0658 West Hollywood, CA

National Registered Historic Great Hall/Long Hall in Plummer Park is slated for immediate demolition by the City of West Hollywood despite fervent, two year community protest.

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Shocked and concerned West Hollywood community members and stakeholders of Plummer Park will protest the demolition of the city's only WPA building. Great Hall/Long Hall, built in 1938 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C. will be demolished by the city in January. The residents opposing this action will meet for a press conference on Monday, Dec. 30th at 7:30AM to 9:30AM in Plummer Park at Vista Street entrance between Fountain and Santa Monica Blvd. for further information contact us at 323-874-0658 or email at protectplummerpark@gmail.com
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Restore Plummer Park

by Jesus Fuentes Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Plummer Park is an urban oasis and the City of West Hollywood should invest in its largest park; expand the amount of green space, grass, parkland and trees. The park is charming, but is in need of repair and upgrades on nearly all fronts if it is to retain its charm, beauty and utility for generations to come. The City has issued bonds for a restoration project at Plummer Park and has a significant amount of money allocated in its reserves to invest in much needed parkland. Ask the West Hollywood City Council to take action on Plummer Park and use the bond money for what it was intended; more park space, more open space, more parkland, more grass and more trees. http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-west-hollywood-city-council-restore-plummer-park?share_id=pyMhEFyDLy&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition
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Progress Plummer Park

by Mike Dolan Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:32 AM
michaeldolan57gmail.com 323-851-2887

I am quoting directly from Wehoville, "Much has been said about the decision to remove the Great Hall/Long Hall structure. Opponents to the idea say they are charming buildings, that it doesn’t make sense to tear down a building that could be repaired and that WPA buildings are a historic resource. Unfortunately, Great Hall/Long Hall is in the worst possible location, from the standpoint of increasing safety, circulation and the usable area in the park. Smack in the middle, these buildings block views and walkways through the park’s center, create blind corners and take up prime area for additional trees and shady seating. Safety in a park is a matter of vision, clarity of paths and lighting. The removal of Great Hall/Long Hall would make the park a safer place almost immediately." This is the mission of Progress Plummer Park and always I believe should be fairly contrasted with the opposition's position. Mike Dolan West Hollywood
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PRESERVE PLUMMER PARK

by Mike Dolan Sunday, Jan. 05, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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The most important aspect is to bring together the four lawns. Sorry but Protect Plummer Park has not budged an inch to compromise. Tennis courts belong in the park and I am sure the people who constantly use them would argue they stay. The underground parking feature is NOT happening. First compromise to happen, second there is no air shaft to run close to the preschool which your group did not want. Second compromise. Fiesta Hall will be upgraded but the exterior design will be altered. Third compromise. The design will be debated latter but the contemporary design that Plummer Park fought so hard to derail is a compromise for your group. Remember, the first compromise was to halt the approved plan that your group wanted and achieved. Now Preserve Plummer Park, the community members that want open green space knows that it is the best for the City, all park users, residents (whether you agree or not) to open up green space by removing Great Hall/Long Hall. The overriding consideration and benefits to the community far out way your groups push to once again keep this old, marginally historic structure in the middle of our only eastside park. This is the compromise we Preserve Plummer Park want and frankly will reflect what a park of today should be. West Hollywood, all its residents has listened to endless public debate by your group and ours and now it’s time to move forward after two + long years. An updated park with open green great lawn, a performance hall in Fiesta Hall that will bring new life to this historic building. It will also be repurposing and reusing the principle structure in Plummer Park. Don't forget, there is already a recently added, new community center that can and should be used more. Preserve Plummer Park wants open green space to meet the demands of the growing infrastructure that it serves and this is our compromise but at no further delays. The park must be preserved as an urban, updated, modernized, fully functioning park for today and the future. A park should not be fragmented, compartmentalized and not give park users obstacles and dead structures' to overcome in their pursuits to obtain the greatest experiences a new current park can offer by Preserving Plummer Park. Please sign to give Plummer Park back the open green space it should have never lost. Sign the NEW petition today to urge City Council to fully support open green space and improved park facilities for the future by Preserving Plummer Park as an urban park forever. http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-west-hollywood-city-council-restore-plummer-park?share_id=pyMhEFyDLy&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition PRESERVE PLUMMER PARK
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PRESERVE PLUMMER PARK

by Mike Dolan Sunday, Jan. 05, 2014 at 10:32 PM
michaeldolan57gmail.com

The most important aspect is to bring together the four lawns. Sorry but Protect Plummer Park has not budged an inch to compromise. Tennis courts belong in the park and I am sure the people who constantly use them would argue they stay. The underground parking feature is NOT happening. First compromise to happen, second there is no air shaft to run close to the preschool which your group did not want. Second compromise. Fiesta Hall will be upgraded but the exterior design will be altered. Third compromise. The design will be debated latter but the contemporary design that Plummer Park fought so hard to derail is a compromise for your group. Remember, the first compromise was to halt the approved plan that your group wanted and achieved. Now Preserve Plummer Park, the community members that want open green space knows that it is the best for the City, all park users, residents (whether you agree or not) to open up green space by removing Great Hall/Long Hall. The overriding consideration and benefits to the community far out way your groups push to once again keep this old, marginally historic structure in the middle of our only eastside park. This is the compromise we Preserve Plummer Park want and frankly will reflect what a park of today should be. West Hollywood, all its residents has listened to endless public debate by your group and ours and now it’s time to move forward after two + long years. An updated park with open green great lawn, a performance hall in Fiesta Hall that will bring new life to this historic building. It will also be repurposing and reusing the principle structure in Plummer Park. Don't forget, there is already a recently added, new community center that can and should be used more. Preserve Plummer Park wants open green space to meet the demands of the growing infrastructure that it serves and this is our compromise but at no further delays. The park must be preserved as an urban, updated, modernized, fully functioning park for today and the future. A park should not be fragmented, compartmentalized and not give park users obstacles and dead structures' to overcome in their pursuits to obtain the greatest experiences a new current park can offer by Preserving Plummer Park. Please sign to give Plummer Park back the open green space it should have never lost. Sign the NEW petition today to urge City Council to fully support open green space and improved park facilities for the future by Preserving Plummer Park as an urban park forever. http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-west-hollywood-city-council-restore-plummer-park?share_id=pyMhEFyDLy&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition PRESERVE PLUMMER PARK
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