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Altadena : Planned Project Changed

August 23, 1990

A multimillion-dollar project that would have brought a major supermarket and shopping center to the area has been altered by developers who now hope to build a "technological park," the Town Council learned Tuesday.

Tim Cantwell of the Cantwell-Anderson Development Co. told the council that the supermarket is not economically feasible and that market research calls for office buildings. He expects the offices to attract consultants to the nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The West Altadena Redevelopment Plan was to include a major supermarket and shopping center along Lincoln Avenue from Woodbury Road to Figueroa Drive.

Town Councilman Duane Merrill asked Cantwell to give the council members copies of the new proposal, which was submitted to the county three months ago. The county has not taken any action on the proposal. Cantwell-Anderson is the company that is developing the controversial La Vina housing project.

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