By Stacy Lee
San Marino Planning Commission voted on Sept. 23 to continue the proposal to tear down of a Wallace Neff house located at 1040 Oak Grove Ave.
The continuance is to allow time for a historic resource assessment in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act review.
The applicant plans to build a new two-story 8,096-square-foot home with eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, three powder rooms, two garages and a pool house with a bathroom.
Planning Commission Vice-Chair Marcos Velayos said regardless of what historical preservation ordinance may be adopted by San Marino City Council, the California Environmental Quality Act applies.
Planning Commissioners Howard Brody and Susan Jakubowski both said they were opposed to the proposal to raze the Wallace Neff house.
“What we have here is a historically significant Wallace Neff home, which is a real treasure to this community,” Brody said.
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