Category Archives: Element 47 (Spanos)

Element 47 (Pinnacle Station) Site Submittal

Recently, the Spanos Corporation submitted the following partial site planning documents to the City Planning Department for review. They provided an initial presentation to the Land Use Committee in June and will also be presenting at the July General Membership Meeting.

Element47 Cover/Info Sheet

Element47 Site Plan

Please take a moment to see the project’s direction and send any questions or comments to  I have the complete set of site documents in my possession but am not able to post all of the sheets. I will be compiling and forwarding the neighborhood concerns that I can not answer to Spanos prior to the meeting.


Fred Lai, co-chair – Land Use Committee

Land Use Committee Support for Spanos Project

This letter was presented to Lex Economou at Spanos last month and acknowledges support from the Land Use Committee for only the most recent redesign of the Pinnacle Station project, now known as Element 47.  The LUC recognizes the changes that have finally been made resulting from the past few years of intense struggles and is encouraged by the increased level of interaction and interest that Spanos has shown in the Jefferson Park neighborhood.  The LUC will have continued communications with Lex as the project progresses.

(Thanks to Rafael Espinoza for drafting up the final letter.)

Pinnacle Station Traffic Study

Here is the Traffic Impact Study that was done for the Pinnacle Station project.

Graphics from the Redesign of Pinnacle Station

The following was presented to the JPUN Land Use Committe and at the February General Membership Meeting. The Land Use Committee welcomes your comments and feedback as we continue to have dialogue with the AG Spanos group during their design process.

Pinnacle Apartment images

Pinnacle Apartment Building 5 perspectives

January Land Use Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the JPUN Land Use Committee Meeting on 01-15-09

Spanos Update

As most of you know, the “Final” Reading was held on the AGSpanos rezoning. Four hours of testimony and discussion resulted in the very unusual outcome of Council postponing the vote until April 30th, and Rick Garcia conferring in private with the developer for 10 minutes and then returning to motion to reopen the public hearing to accept additional information from only the developer that might make the project somehow Continue reading

Special AGSpanose Meeting & Vote April 22 & 23

For 18 months JPUN has been grappling with the notion of a 350-unit apartment complex proposed by the A.G. Spanos Corporation for the land currently occupied by the Baby Does and Chile Peppers restaurants. JPUN General Members have three times voted overwhelmingly against this project. Finally, after many, many months and meetings, this proposed project is coming before City Council. To that end, we wanted to inform everyone of two upcoming dates: Continue reading