California Construction News staff writer
The City of West Hollywood is hosting public meetings this week about the renovation of Laurel House and Park. Meetings will be led by the architecture consultant team from Page & Turnbull in partnership with consultants Kimberli Meyer and Sara Daleiden.
Initial designs will be available and participants will be able to provide feedback on the architectural plan development.
The first meeting is Tues., Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard in Rooms 5 and 6. It’s a drop-in format and no RSVP is necessary. On Sept. 27, a virtual session will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom. Register in advance using the Zoom platform.
The city-owned property at 1343 N. Laurel Avenue, includes a 30,000-square-foot lot, 7,177-square-foot former single-family dwelling, and an unattached accessory structure that is about 2,379 square feet with a chauffer’s cottage and garages. The original portions of the structures were built in 1917. The conversion of the original single-family residence into four apartment units and the southerly four-car garage addition were completed in 1941. The property was designated as a Local Cultural Resource by the City of West Hollywood in 1994.
In October 2022, city council confirmed that the site should be used for arts and culture programs and it directed staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified architectural design firm to continue the programming and design process. Page & Turnbull was awarded the architectural contract to begin schematic design development for the Laurel House and Park.