Mr. Fickett had worked on over 35 buildings in the West Hollywood area alone, not to mention his creation of Trousdale Estates and the private residence of Paul Trousdale in the 1950s along with many others in the area, just a hop skip and jump away from WEHO. West Hollywood only came up with a handful of his work. Really? I could take them to more than 6 locations of his work within an hour. But this is what is referred to as an insufficient survey of Mr. Fickett’s work in the area, which stands out as another sore thumb on behalf of the City and the Historical Preservation Commission ( HPC ) who should have be working closely with the outside Historical Agency working on the survey required by the Mitigated Negative Declaration ( MND ) established. The only findings they provided were through the Historic Resources Survey Update presented in 2008 where only 6 Fickett works were surveyed; all being Multi-Unit complexes where only four of the six were said to have any merit to them. It is apparent the HPC needs to start doing their job and actually understanding the architecture within the area they serve in order to do the job they are appointed. Hence, this incomplete report ends up being another violation of the CEQA MND resolve.
|Coutesy of Joycie Fickett and the USC Archive|
- Phase 1 - Library and Single Level Parking Structure. "The construction of the library and parking structure will be completed without disturbing other facilities including the existing library."
- Phase 2 - Aquatic Center and 2nd level of the Parking Structure. "Upon completion of the aquatic center, the existing pool will be removed for the next phase of park expansion."
- Phase 3 - Recreation Center and 3rd level of the Parking Structure. (Still no mention of razing the Fickett Library)
- Phase 4 - Expanded Park (Long Term Proposals) "Removal of existing facilities along San Vicente Blvd will allow for build out of the expanded park. San Vicente Blvd's right of way will be narrowed and shifted easterly." (This is what the City calls Capital Plan Phase 1B.)
|Jenkins, Avevalo, D'Amico, Prang, Duran, & Land|
|New WEHO Library in support of the old Fickett|
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