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August 5, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of developers who built some of the city's most prominent office and retail buildings in the 1980s could lose one of its signature properties this month unless it can pay off a $5-million loan now in default, officials said. The 10-story structure at 100 N. Brand Blvd. was an aging bank and office building when the Howard-Platz Group purchased it in 1984, refurbished it and made it part of The Exchange, a two-block retail and commercial project jointly built by several developers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of developers who built some of the city's most prominent office and retail buildings in the 1980s could lose one of its signature properties this month unless it can pay off a $5-million loan now in default, officials said. The 10-story structure at 100 N. Brand Blvd. was an aging bank and office building when the Howard-Platz Group purchased it in 1984, refurbished it and made it part of The Exchange, a two-block retail and commercial project jointly built by several developers.
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NEWS
June 29, 1989
After more than 18 months of discussion, the Glendale Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday approved a proposal to build the first drive-through fast-food restaurant in a downtown high-rise office and theater complex. Agency members voted 4 to 1 to permit the Howard Platz Group of Glendale to build a nine-story office building at 500 N. Central Ave., where a popular McDonald's restaurant is located. The development will include an even larger McDonald's on the ground floor with a drive-through window that will allow motorists to wind through a parking structure below the office tower and an adjoining, three-story multi-screen theater.
NEWS
June 29, 1989
After more than 18 months of discussion, the Glendale Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday approved a proposal to build the first drive-through fast-food restaurant in a downtown high-rise office and theater complex. Agency members voted 4 to 1 to permit the Howard Platz Group of Glendale to build a nine-story office building at 500 N. Central Ave., where a popular McDonald's restaurant is located. The development will include an even larger McDonald's on the ground floor with a drive-through window that will allow motorists to wind through a parking structure below the office tower and an adjoining, three-story multi-screen theater.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
Construction of a proposed nine-story office complex in Glendale's downtown financial district would increase traffic sharply, whether or not it includes a controversial drive-through fast-food restaurant, an independent study said this week. City officials have been lukewarm about a developer's proposal to replace the popular McDonald's restaurant at 500 N. Central Ave. with an even larger McDonald's on the ground floor of a proposed office and theater complex at the same site.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Carnation Co. is in the throes of moving from its landmark headquarters in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles into the largest office building in Glendale, set to open on North Brand Boulevard on Tuesday. The massive undertaking began late Wednesday and will continue through Labor Day, John R. Curd, company spokesman, said.
REAL ESTATE
November 1, 1987
A $75-million, 22-story office tower is being planned at 500 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. A project of the Howard-Platz Group and the Dunn Group, the tower is expected to be under construction during the second quarter of 1988, with occupancy scheduled during the last quarter of 1989. To be designed by Welton Becket Associates and built by Peck/Jones Bros. Construction, the structure is expected to have 420,000 square feet of office space. Charles Dunn Co. is handling leasing.
NEWS
September 15, 1988
Construction on one of the two tallest office structures to be built in downtown Glendale is to begin Friday following unanimous approval of the project this week by the City Council. The council, which also acts as the Redevelopment Agency, Tuesday signed final agreements permitting construction of a 22-story office tower at 500 N. Brand Blvd., the northeast corner of Brand and Milford Street. Developers are the Howard-Platz Group in partnership with LP and Dunn-Glendale Properties.
NEWS
October 27, 1988
Buildings on Brand Boulevard are scheduled to be demolished next week to make way for construction of a shopping arcade linking the boulevard with a new city parking garage, said Susan Shick, Glendale's deputy redevelopment director. The project was jointly approved Tuesday by the City Council and the Redevelopment Agency. The buildings at 128 to 136 N. Brand Blvd. will be replaced with two 4-story buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1989
A popular McDonald's restaurant in Glendale will succumb to bulldozers next month to make way for a bigger McDonald's to be built as the world's first drive-through, fast-food restaurant in a high-rise building. The Glendale Redevelopment Agency has granted final approval to the Howard-Platz Group of Glendale to build a $30-million, nine-story office building and theater complex at 500 N. Central Ave., the site of one of the most successful franchises in the fast-food chain.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
Construction of a proposed nine-story office complex in Glendale's downtown financial district would increase traffic sharply, whether or not it includes a controversial drive-through fast-food restaurant, an independent study said this week. City officials have been lukewarm about a developer's proposal to replace the popular McDonald's restaurant at 500 N. Central Ave. with an even larger McDonald's on the ground floor of a proposed office and theater complex at the same site.
NEWS
September 20, 1990
Alarge Glendale apartment complex located on land owned by the Glendale Unified School District is changing owners, but the transfer will not affect the revenues schools receive from the lease, district officials said Tuesday.
NEWS
October 18, 1990
The Glendale Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday approved initial plans for two office towers with 560,000 square feet of commercial space in the 400 block of North Brand Boulevard. Construction by the Howard-Platz Group of Glendale is expected to begin in April. The project will be built in two phases and feature a large public plaza between the towers, said Jeanne Armstrong, redevelopment director.
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