The Glendale City Council last week unanimously denied an appeal by a local builder to move a landmark Victorian home into a residential neighborhood and convert it into a business office.
The developer, Sal Gangi, wanted to restore the E.D. Goode house, one of the city's last remaining examples of Queen Anne/Eastlake style architecture, and move it from its original location at 119 Cedar Street to 870 Monterey Road, just north of the Ventura Freeway.
Gangi's proposal had previously been turned down by the Glendale Zoning Board and the Board of Zoning Adjustments. It was opposed by a large group of Monterey Road residents who claimed that the conversion into offices would make the home incompatible with their residentially zoned community. They also claimed that it would increase traffic and parking and create noise and litter problems.
The Glendale Historic Society also opposed Gangi's proposal, saying the house would lose its historic significance if moved. The society has nominated the Goode House for consideration on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gangi said he does not plan to pursue the issue.
The house, owned by Edgar D. Goode, one of Glendale's founding fathers, was built in the late 1880s. Years of neglect have caused some structural and cosmetic damage.