Tag Archives: Downey City Council

County land in Downey may become rail yard

DOWNEY— A 20-acre rail yard northeast of Gardendale Street and Garfield Avenue may not be the “highest and best use of the property,” but the decision is up to Los Angeles County, which owns the land at Downey’s southwest corner. Those were the comments of the Downey City Council Nov. 14 as it formally received…

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Downey amends Promenade development agreement

DOWNEY — The City Council Aug. 22 tentatively changed its 2012 development agreement for the 77-acre Promenade Shopping Center, between Lakewood and Bellflower boulevards, dropping demands that property owners include a new fire station and two big box stores in their project. The action, approved by a 4-0 vote, paves the way for the development…

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Downey council approves hotel project on Firestone

DOWNEY — Plans are under way for a four-story, 140-room Marriott Springhill Suites hotel on a long-vacant city-owned site at 9066 Firestone Blvd., across from the Stonewood Center. Aldo E. Schindler, director of community development, said if plans proceed, construction will start next year and completion is estimated for summer 2019. Estimated revenue to the…

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