Officials: Progress on parcel too slow

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOther parcels that are part of the project include a Levitz furniture outlet and two vacant lots. During a redevelopment meeting last week, City Council members voted against a contract that would grant an exclusive agreement with Primestor Development to develop the site. “They denied the (contract) with Primestor,” said City Manager Oliver Chi. “They’ve directed staff that we are supposed to go out to bid for other developers.” In July, the city voted to give Primestor one year with two possible 180-day extensions to come up with a formal agreement to develop the site. That final contract was brought before the redevelopment commission last week. • Photo Gallery: Future development project ROSEMEAD – City officials believe an eight-acre parcel of land on the southwest corner of Glendon Way and Rosemead Boulevard is crime-infested. The City Council wants to see the block redeveloped, and fast. But the companies chosen to explore development on the parcel, which includes the Rosemead Inn where a woman died in July in a stabbing incident, are moving too slowly, city officials said. “We’re losing sales tax by having that vacant property,” said Councilwoman Margaret Clark. Council members said the two-year window was just too long, Chi said. Clark said that she wanted Primestor to consider a six-month agreement, and voted to give Primestor a chance to review the contract and present it to the commission at a later date. That suggestion, however, failed on a 3-2 vote. In less than a year, an exclusive contract with developer YK America International Group and Primestor Development have gotten the ax. Representatives from YK America International Group declined to comment. In July, Primestor outbid Jacobsen Family Holdings and Manarino Realty for the exclusive contract. But when the council members saw the contract last week, the majority said the proposed agreement was too long and that they wanted to move faster. That was the same reason the commission opted not to renew an exclusive agreement with the previous developer, YK America International Group. City officials in July cited inexperience and slow pace as reasons to seek a new developer. In July, they said they were optimistic about Primestor’s experience, and said that because the company owns one of the parcels on the site, it made it a good fit. Primestor Development is a nationally recognized company, and locally has developed commercial projects in Bell Gardens, North Hills, South El Monte and Carson. Primestor owns the Levitz parcel on the site. Primestor officials did not return calls seeking comment. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Eden Hazard hints he could stay at Chelsea as he heaps praise on Maurizio Sarri

first_img REVEALED Hazard, 28, said he has “made a decision” regarding his future at Stamford Bridge, sparking fear among Chelsea fans he’s on his way out.But in an interview with The Times, Hazard was full of praise for Sarri, claiming he and his boss think alike on how football should be played.Hazard said: “The manager likes possession! He’s a lot about statistics. Numbers. Possession. Shooting. Goal opportunity.“In the past we used to play more counter-attack. It is different with Sarri than with (Antonio) Conte and (Jose) Mourinho. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED REAL DEAL Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? On occasions he has been forced to play in a false nine role this season as Sarri has given up on strikers Alvaro Morata, who joined Atletico Madrid on loan in January, and Olivier Giroud.But the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus should allow for Hazard to play in his preferred position off the lone striker permanently.Higuain and Hazard have played together twice, both scoring two goals each during their 5-0 victory over Huddersfield last weekend.And Chelsea‘s No.10 was optimistic about what his partnership with Higuain might bring in the future. 3 shining Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT punished tense Hazard’s possible move to Real Madrid is the transfer rumour that will not go away center_img Hazard added: “When we have the ball, we have a lot of freedom, not just me but the striker and the right [attacker] Willian or Pedro, so we can move a lot.“I’ve only played two games with Higuain and I know we can do something great together, not only with him but also with the other strikers, the other winger.“Chelsea is not about Higuain and Hazard, it is about 25 players. But Higuain is a fantastic striker.“He needs to adapt a bit to English football because it is different to Spain and Italy. “Higuain has a lot of experience. He’s scored everywhere. He’s a nice guy, quiet. But he will score goals, for sure.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 3 “Sometimes we keep possession, and I understand the fans want us to go forward [more directly], but it is part of the football.“We are still learning about his concept. We are doing well. I like this kind of football.“Sarri is a great manager. He’s an old man [60, meaning experienced] but the way he thinks is the same way I think about football.”Hazard has had a very good season so far, scoring 15 times in 31 games this term. Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Hazard claims he’s made a decision regarding his Chelsea future LATEST CHELSEA FC NEWS Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star JIBE 3 Hazard is relishing the prospect of playing more games alongside Higuain Eden Hazard has given Chelsea fans fresh hope by hinting he will stay at the club after claiming he and manager Maurizio Sarri “think the same” about football.The Belgian, who is the Blues’ star man has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past couple of transfer windows.last_img read more