Chattel is proud to announce that the former Gilmore Gas Station received a 2018 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award. Chattel partnered with Starbucks, Valerio, Inc., Spectra Company and a team of specialists to develop a rehabilitation plan in conformance with the Secretary's Standards to restore and re-imagine this neighborhood landmark.
Cited as "a fantastic example of adaptive reuse done right," the Streamline Moderne station was rehabilitated, and enlivened into a walk-up and drive-through Starbucks for the Melrose neighborhood in Hollywood.
The City of San Gabriel also received an award for the renewed San Gabriel Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Ordinance. Chattel worked with San Gabriel and SWCA Environmental Consultants, Inc. to update the 1965 ordinance for today.
As a result of the updated ordinance, San Gabriel qualifies to become a Certified Local Government (CLG), which would make it eligible for grants to support preservation efforts. The updated ordinance aims to be user-friendly and calls for the creation of a Historic Preservation Commission. It also enables San Gabriel to protect and maintain neighborhoods with the designation of historic districts and the establishment of Conservation Overlay Zones while continuing to protect historic and cultural resources, including archaeological sites of the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe.