Friday, February 13, 2009

Odds and Ends 104

I begin this with an admission.

This particular Odds and Ends was written beginning at 11:06 AM on Thursday.

I am the newest member of The Relevant Stage Theatre Company and our new show, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is opening on Friday and I have been working late, during rehearsals and I probably won't want to produce this post tomorrow morning.

Please visit, and plan on attending a very funny musical about relationships between men and women.

So, you may be wondering what Bob has been up to lately.

You may want to take a gander at: and see what is still listed as one of his prime projects.

UPDATE!!! Somebody from the Bisno Organizations apparently read this post after it was published and the site is no longer easily found on the Internet.

No matter. If I choose to publish more information I saved from the site on this blog, I just may do so.

First you will certainly find Ponte Vista all over the site. I guess Bob either didn't get the memo that he is out of the picture.........or he really isn't and he may ultimately make a bundle of money after others (seemingly) create a new project without his input.

Then, looking more closely, you can find out what Bob's plans for with an old apartment development he is changing.

Chase Knolls in Sherman Oaks used to be an apartment complex with older units that probably rented out to folks with lower incomes that what Bob wants in his developments.

It looks like Bob wants to clear out the interiors of the historical buildings, modernize them and charge a bundle of cash in new rents.

But that's not all, as they say. Bob also wants to build an additional 140 apartment units on the site and it also looks like he wants about 498 condominiums there, too.

Anyway one looks at it, Bob is looking to raise the rents on those who live at Chase Knolls.

We haven't learned yet whether he is using some of the same tactics he used at Lincoln Place, to move out renters that lived in that project for many years.

There is a tiny cadre of folks who will be looking into Bob at Chase Knolls and be reporting back what we learn.

I continue to be hopeful, but cautious with what is currently happening with regards to Ponte Vista at San Pedro.

There are many folks I have talked to who have strong opinions about the development, but were not asked to participate in the interviews currently being conducted by Mr. Oswald.

Not everyone I have talked to or have discussed the latest ongoings via Email are R1 demanders or wanted the fewest number of units on the site. I continue to ask opinions of just about everyone who I believes lives in the area and has an opinion.

If Ted Fentin ultimately comes out with a number at or above 1,300 units, then it will be clear that "Oswald's folly" was just a ruse to gauge the community members and try and get them to allow too many units at the Ponte Vista site. __________________________________________

The Planning Commission of the city of Rancho Palos Verdes voted 5-1 to oppose a new "affordable" housing project for seniors at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Crest Road.

The site was questionable at the outset and it really isn't close to the amenities seniors want and need for enjoying their lives.

The site would have required some zoning changes and there was land that is zoned as Open Space Hazardous in the mix.

Being one who feels that some seniors may want some units set aside for them at Ponte Vista, I keep looking out for more senior housing on the peninsula.

However, there have been senior units built in Torrance that haven't found buyers yet.

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council will vote on the proposed Affordable Senior Housing proposal at its March 3 meeting, it is expected.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ha! they just took down the website and now all that you get when you visit is the following message:

"the bisno development website is under construction"