Glendale council approves twin-tower condo homes

first_imgConstruction is scheduled to start in mid-2008 and take two years. [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This one is totally unique – the outside design, the crossing at the top floor connecting one to the other,” Weaver said. “I think it’s totally unique. It doesn’t exist anywhere around.” Peter Lauer, president of developer Intracorp, said he expects the building’s residents to be young professionals and seniors. The council voted unanimously to approve the environmental impact report for the project. But in a separate vote, Councilman Bob Yousefian was alone in opposing the project’s design and parking plan. Yousefian noted the project’s use of plaster on the outside of the building, saying it could crack in an earthquake. “For me, it’s a project that could have been better,” he said. “That’s why I didn’t vote for its design.” GLENDALE – As part of a drive to bring more residents into downtown Glendale, the City Council on Tuesday approved a 16-story, twin-tower condominium project. The 200-unit Alexander project is the first downtown development approved since last year’s City Council commitment to build more housing downtown and save residential neighborhoods from rampant growth. The project, at Wilson Avenue and Orange Street, will be built in the art deco style. A bridge will connect the white and silver-colored towers. Councilman Dave Weaver said he wants to see buildings downtown that set the city apart, and the Alexander project fits the bill. last_img read more