From the LA Conservancy:
The Conservancy needs your help to stop the demolition of the Moore House, a 1959 residence designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The final environmental impact report (EIR) for the project that would demolish the Moore House was approved by the Palos Verdes Estates Planning Commission in December.
Despite the Conservancy’s prior comments and those of nearly 300 concerned individuals, the EIR did not not include a single bona fide preservation alternative that would retain the home’s eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Conservancy has filed an appeal of the decision to certify the EIR.
Please support our efforts by attending the Palos Verdes Estates City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 24, where a decision on the appeal will be made.
If the Conservancy’s appeal is denied, the Moore House will be demolished.
If you can’t attend, please submit your comments in writing by Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please copy email@example.com on emails so we can monitor the response.
Although it should be in your own words and reflect your own experience, to be most effective, your comments should address the following points:
- The Moore House is a rare and significant historic resource, designed by the nationally recognized architect Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright), and is one of only two structures designed by him in the city of Palos Verdes Estates.
- The EIR failed to identify and evaluate a single reuse alternative that would maintain the Moore House’s eligibility as a historic resource. This is a clear problem, as the EIR must include at least one true preservation alternative.
- The Moore House can be modified and expanded in a sensitive way that would address preservation concerns as well as several of the owners’ stated project goals. Yet no such alternatives have been seriously considered.
- Please vote to uphold the Conservancy’s appeal and request that a new EIR be prepared that includes a true preservation alternative.
Thank you for your support!