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    City Council to Receive Update and Consider Moving Forward with Log Cabin Redesign

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    West Hollywood’s historic Log Cabin, slated for renovation into a vital Recovery Services Center, is possibly moving toward its redesign phase. At a Regular West Hollywood City Council meeting on Monday, March 18, 2024, a staff report in Agenda Item 2.J of the Consent Calendar recommends receiving an update on the project’s architectural development and endorsing the outlined design concept. The $7.5 million funding, sourced from the State of California and the City of West Hollywood, underscores the significance of preserving this historic space for the community’s recovery services.

    Photo provided courtesy of the City of West Hollywood – Photo by Jon Viscott

    The proposed upgrades include expanded meeting rooms, enhanced health and safety measures, and adherence to ADA and historic preservation standards. Plans also include revamped mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, ADA-compliant bathrooms, improved streetscape, landscaping, and eco-friendly features like EV charging stations and solar panels.

    Selected through a competitive process, Lehrer Architects LA, Inc. has been entrusted with the renovation project, drawing on their expertise in historic preservation. The multifaceted initiative aims to consolidate and enhance services for the West Hollywood Recovery Center (WHRC) while revitalizing the surrounding area.

    Photo provided courtesy of the City of West Hollywood – Photo by Jon Viscott

    Commission and board feedback have been integrated into the design process, with considerations for parking, program space, and community-specific needs. The forthcoming steps include presenting the final architectural design to the Historic Preservation Commission for review and obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness, followed by a Planning Commission request for General Plan Consistency finding.

    Photo provided courtesy of the City of West Hollywood

    Anticipated hurdles, such as soil contamination remediation and temporary meeting space arrangements during construction, are also being addressed in the plan. The City Council is expected to approve the project’s budget, funding plan, and construction contract in Fall 2024.

    The staff’s request for the City Council’s endorsement of the design update signifies a significant step forward in the restoration and transformation of the Log Cabin into a beacon of hope and support for the West Hollywood recovery community.

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    sam
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    3 months ago

    Happy to see these plans move forward. My only issue is with regards to the lack of parking the current design provides for an enlarged facility. There is a huge lack of available places to park on a regular basis. Where do all the removed spots get absorbed into?

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