Endangered Local Landmarks

Connell House : Pebble Beach (Richard Neutra)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEUTRA UPDATE: Mothball is a Must

photo courtesy of david royal - monterey herald
Pebble Beach:
It was almost five years ago when Silicon Valley tech venture capitalist CEO Massy Mehdipour went to the county with what might have seemed like an unremarkable request: demolish an aging, 50-year-old Signal Hill Road house and replace it with her 12,000-square-foot dream home.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

NEUTRA UPDATE: EIR Comments Needed

When Monday, February 23, at 6:00 pm

What   EIR Scoping Meeting
Where Pebble Beach Community Services District Office 'Conference Room', 
3101 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach 93953-2949
Public Support (your voice and/or public presence) to Demonstrate to EIR Writers and County of Monterey that we STAND BY our determination that this local example of Richard Neutra's work is signification to his architectural lexicon and should not be allowed to be demolished by the current owner for new larger home. 
NOTE the three initial potential impacts that have been identified:
1. Impacts from the demolition of a building listed in the California Register of Historical Resources and eligible for listing under the National Register of Historic Places;
2. Impacts from development on the native sand dune environmentally sensitive habitat;
3. Impacts on views from "public viewing area" including along 17-Mile Drive.