The West Hollywood City Council voted Monday to demolish Plummer Park’s Historic Great Hall/Long Hall building, rejecting Mayor Pro Tem John D’Amico's call to to repair and reopen the structures, according to CurbedLA.
The 75-year-old building has been a subject of controversy in West Hollywood, due to it being slated to be torn down as part of the Plummer Park Master Plan. The building was approved this year for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
The city's plans to renovate Plummer Park and demolish the Great Hall/Long Hall stalled in 2011, as many community members protested the move and funds to pay for the project dried up.
After hearing D'Amico's proposal, the council went the completely opposite direction in a 3-2 vote and directed the city manager to come up with a plan for demolishing Great Hall/Long Hall, as well as the Tiny Tots pre-school building, according to Wehoville. The council is slated to vote on the demolition on Jan. 21.
D'Amcico's proposal called for the building be used as a rehearsal space for nonprofit theater companies, a meeting space for local community groups, and for use as individual studio spaces.
The buildings were constructed in 1936 through President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration.
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