Efforts to Designate Faculty Center as Historic Structure Continuing

CurbedLA reports that in the aftermath of the controversy over demolishing the UCLA Faculty Center for a hotel/conference center (now proposed to be located elsewhere), the LA Conservancy is continuing efforts to protect the building.  In part it is doing so by holding events there – see below.  In part it is trying to get … Continue reading Efforts to Designate Faculty Center as Historic Structure Continuing

Audio of Scoping Hearing on UCLA/Hotel/Conference Center: 11-14-11

This evening (11-14-11), a public hearing was held on the scoping report on the proposed hotel/conference center - primarily an environmental review. See earlier posts on this blog. Most speakers were representatives of neighborhood groups and representatives of local hotels. One retired and recalled faculty member spoke. Major themes were the lack of a business … Continue reading Audio of Scoping Hearing on UCLA/Hotel/Conference Center: 11-14-11

Waiting for the Scoping Report

As a prior post indicated, there is supposed to be a "scoping" report regarding the revised and relocated proposal for a UCLA hotel/conference center. The presentation of the scoping report is scheduled for a week from today. It will take place on Monday, November 14, 7-9 PM, at the Faculty Center. It is getting late … Continue reading Waiting for the Scoping Report

Questions, Answers, & Comments Needed on Hotel/Conference Center

Now that we have arrived at the morning after on the hotel/conference center plan, it is important to consider what we don't know.We don't yet have a business plan. So we don't have yearly projections of assumed revenues and expenditures. We don't know what assumptions are being made about the demand on campus for conferences … Continue reading Questions, Answers, & Comments Needed on Hotel/Conference Center

Hotel/Conference Center: We await details

We now know the general outlines of the hotel/conference center revised plan but the devil is in the details. We know the project is not replacing the Faculty Center. But at least one error in FAQ section - reproduced in the prior post - has been found. The earlier proposal for the Faculty Center site … Continue reading Hotel/Conference Center: We await details

UCLA Hotel-Conference Center Plan Announced

As indicated in yesterday's post, UCLA has announced its plans for the hotel/conference center (which does not displace the Faculty Club). Below are some highlights: Location: Central campus, at the end of Westwood Plaza near Pauley Pavilion, in the space currently occupied by Parking Structure 6 Projected Groundbreaking and Demolition: Summer 2013 Projected Completion: Winter … Continue reading UCLA Hotel-Conference Center Plan Announced

Trick or Treat? Hotel/Conference Center Plan Coming Tomorrow

Word has it that the revised proposal for the hotel/conference center will not replace the Faculty Center. The plan - apparently to be announced tomorrow - is reported to put it where Parking Structure 6 is now located, near the West Center. See map to the left.So we will await the details. How scary could … Continue reading Trick or Treat? Hotel/Conference Center Plan Coming Tomorrow