Glendale City Council Overturns Appeal for Chamlian Gym

Chamlian Armenian School

GLENDALE—More than 100 Chamlian Armenian School students, parents, teachers, and community members gathered at the Glendale City Council chambers Tuesday to appeal the city’s Design Review Board’s denial of the existing plan for the construction of the gymnasium.

The City Council unanimously overturned the Design Review Board’s and moved in favor of our appeal.

Chamlian Armenian School can now proceed with its plans to build a new gymnasium, where students can have their P.E. classes and sports practices in a much safer environment and free of interruptions due to adverse weather conditions.

Last sprint the City Council unanimously approved a plan to construct a new gymnasium at Chamlian school.

The proposed 9,345-square-foot facility will feature a a 7,970 square-foot sports court, a lobby, bathrooms and a storage area is planned to build on the eastern side of the current school at 4444 Lowell Avenue.

“We are very excited about the new gym,” Chamlian Principal Vazken Madenlian told Asbarez at the time.

“The school looks forward to this facility, which will greatly enhance our efforts to offer the base physical education to our students,” explained Madenlian at the time.

The school administration thanked the students, parents, and community members for their heartfelt support and encouragement of this project. The school also expressed gratitude to the Gymnasium Committee members who have volunteered countless hours helping to make this project a reality.


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  1. Anush said:

    I wonder why city staff chose to send their denial to Design Review Board #1, instead of presenting it to the Design Review Board #2 where 4 out of 5 members are Armenian?…

  2. Chuck said:

    I have forgotten if the issue of parking was ever properly addressed. If not I feel sorry for the neighbors south of the school on Lowell Ave. and their lives will never be the same whenever an event happens at the new gym.