Important Public Hearing For Pasadena’s Historic Raymond Theatre

posted by Patrick Crowley on July 8, 2005 at 8:47 am

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

HEARING THIS MONDAY, JULY 11, 2005
WE NEED YOUR ATTENDANCE!

HEARING DATE:

DATE: Wednesday, July 11, 2005
START TIME: 6:30 P.M. sharp!
PLACE: Pasadena Conference Center Building (next to Pasadena Civic Auditorium) 300 East Green Street, Room 211, Pasadena

Please attend Monday’s hearing and comment on the following:

  1. Request that interior demolition of the theatre STOP, because no building permits have been issued for demolition and the Raymond Renaissance project has not passed final design review.

  2. Request the Design Review Commission conduct Design Review of the exterior facade of the Raymond Theatre. Work has commenced with no Design Review or public participation.

  3. Give your views about the exterior design of the new building and the fly loft.

  4. Ask that interior review of the Raymond Theatre not be left till final Design Review.

If you would like to speak and need talking points, please let us know BEFORE this Saturday.

If you can’t attend, please write the Design Commission a letter:

• Add your full name, address and phone
• Ask your letter be submitted to the public record for the Raymond Theatre.
• Send us a blind copy of your letter.

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ILLEGAL INTERIOR DEMOLITION OF THE RAYMOND THEATRE

This week, the owners of the Raymond Theatre started interior demolition of the Raymond Theatre without a building permit (see photos of pieces of the interior of the Raymond Theatre below). We thank members of the community and media for your calls. We assure you we are aware of the situation and we asked the City on 6/6/05 to have a building inspector and code compliance look into the situation. Numerous calls were placed, but no inspection has taken place yet. Our Attorney has contacted the City Attorney regarding this issue. Updates to follow soon.

Please write the City Council and ask the following:

Dear Mayor Boggard and City Council:

Please stop the ongoing demolition of the interior of the Raymond Theatre. The City Council approvals state that “no demolition is to occur on the interior of exterior of the Raymond Theatre until final Design Review has been completed and building permits have been issued.” Currently the “Raymond Renaissance” project has not yet passed Conceptual Design Review and no building permits have been granted for demolition. Please place a “stop work permit” on this project immediately to stop illegal demotion of the Raymond Theatre.

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Write the media:

• Add your full name, address and phone
• Ask your letter be submitted to the public record for the Raymond Theatre
• Send us a blind copy of your letter.

WE HOPE ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AT THIS HEARING. WE NEED YOUR VOICE, YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR ATTENDANCE!

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For more information:

Friends of the Raymond Theatre Office: (818) 541-9522 – Fax: (818) 541-9523
Website: www.raymondtheatre.com

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