CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1990
In an attempt to stop a 272-unit housing development on 220 acres in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, the Friends of La Vina, an Altadena group opposed to the project, filed a lawsuit Friday against Los Angeles County. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, asks the court to overturn the county supervisors' approval of the project.
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.
October 21, 1990
A $60-million business development project for West Altadena has been approved in concept by the county Community Development Commission. Property owners in a 25-acre area along Lincoln Boulevard between West Figueroa Drive and West Woodbury Road will have 30 days to respond to the proposal by Tim Cantwell of Cantwell-Anderson Inc. before the county decides whether to allow him to proceed. Cantwell's project includes construction of West Altadena Technology Center, north of Crosby Street.
September 22, 1988
There was a letter in your Aug. 25 edition from Owen Menard stating that Tim Cantwell had the right to build a housing project on land he owns (in Altadena) that was once occupied by La Vina Hospital. Menard wondered whether the sanitarium had to close because of noise, pollution and escalating taxes. As a former physician at La Vina, I wish to correct some of these misconceptions. Menard was thinking of old tuberculosis hospitals that were usually located in isolated areas because rest and fresh air were important elements in treatment.
April 21, 1985
Construction has begun on the 34-unit San Pasqual Townhomes at 512 Garfield Ave., directly across the street from South Pasadena's oldest surviving adobe, the Adobe Flores, built between 1843 and 1846, and reportedly the last headquarters of the Mexican army. The town houses' developer, Cantwell/Anderson, and architect, McClellan Cruz Gaylord & Associates, are building the project to take advantage of what Tim Cantwell calls the uniqueness of the site.
May 11, 1989
Developers Tim Cantwell and Southwest Diversified Inc. are negotiating a land swap with two county agencies to widen Lincoln Avenue and build an extra access road to their property in northwest Altadena. The developers, who plan to build 272 homes on the 220-acre La Vina property north of Lincoln, have offered to trade some of their land for a strip of Loma Alta Park on Lincoln and flood control district acreage northeast of the park. Scott Woodward, senior vice president of Southwest Diversified of Irvine, said the county Department of Public Works informally agreed to a swap a year ago. The department, which manages the flood control district, wanted two acres in La Vina northeast of the park in exchange for two acres east of the park for the developers to build a secondary road.