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Week in Review: City Hall Automated Parking Garage Designs, Plummer Park's Historic Status and El Mirador

Residents get a glimpse at the proposed state-of-the-art parking garage behind City Hall and Patch learns demolition begins in a few weeks on a famous 11-acre studio lot on Santa Monica Boulevard.

This week in West Hollywood, the Historic Preservation Commission learned the removal of Plummer House in 1983 to Calabasas allegedly invalidated park's original landmark designation, a city steering committee reviewed the proposed conceptual designs for the City Hall automated parking structure, and a vintage Weho apartment building came a step closer to getting its facelift.

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Residents were generally impressed by the PowerPoint presentation on proposed designs for the . Several said they were skeptical when they came in but swayed after hearing the details.

The Tuesday night when a report delivered to the Historic Preservation Commission stated Plummer Park's historic landmark designation was no longer valid.

A seven-story, 32-unit Spanish Colonial Revival building, located on the northeast corner of Fountain and Sweetzer avenues, was granted unanimous approval to a Development Agreement. The owner is proposing to reopen as an “urban inn.”

Jones Coffee Roaster was named the in West Hollywood. Jones, which opened at the end of last year, received a 45 percent of the vote to beat its close competitor, Angela's Coffee. Stay tuned for our next Readers' Choice poll.

Local Voices:

Weho Patch's new blogger, Meghann Novinskie of Mixology, offers 5 First Date Don'ts: Ex Talk, Wearing Shorts and Drinking Too Much.

The lot evoked memories of films past for blogger Woody McBreairty.

West Hollywood Heights resident and blogger Jerome Cleary gives 38 reasons the is "still not a good fit for the Sunset Strip."

Mark Your Calendar:

A regular City Council meeting is set for Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The Centrum mixed-use project at 8801 Sunset Blvd. is on the agenda. The city will proclaim April "Ray Bradbury Month" and screen short film A Conversation with Ray Bradbury.

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