Council votes to demolish historic buildings

first_imgWHITTIER – A water company will be allowed to demolish two and possibly a third building that dates back more than 70 years. The City Council late Tuesday voted 3-2 to overrule a Historic Resources Commission ruling that the California Domestic Water Co. be required to save its 1934 office, 1932 pump house and 1921 single-family residence from demolition. The company wants to demolish the three buildings and build a restaurant and an office building on its site on the north side of Whittier Boulevard across from the Whittwood Town Center. Members of the Whittier Conservancy said the buildings were historically significant and should be preserved. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Councilman Joe Vinatieri authored the motion allowing demolition of the office and pump house and requiring the company to make an effort to save the residence. “We need to have a balance between historic preservation and economic development,” Vinatieri said. “This project will bring in substantial sales tax dollars as well as property tax dollars. last_img

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