GLENDALE–Glendale voters on Tuesday approved three measures associated with developer Rick Curuso’s proposed Americana at Brand project. The three measures–A–B–and C–were approved during a special election held on Tuesday–November 14. The $264 million project would be bounded by Colorado Street–Brand Boulevard–Central Avenue–and the Glendale Galleria.
"The people have spoken–" says Glendale Mayor Bob Yousefian. "However–there are still a number of lawsuits associated with the project that must be resolved before the project can move forward." Lawsuits challenging the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and related issues will be heard in January of 2005.
The election was in response to three referendum petitions that were filed this past summer challenging three ordinances. The ordinances would adopt the Glendale Town Center Specific Plan; rezone property associated with the specific plan; and approve a Development Agreement between the City and Caruso Affiliated Holdings.
Over 29,500 residents cast ballots Tuesday. 51.8% (15,304 votes) were in favor of Measure A; 51.3% (15,140 votes) voted for Measure B; and Measure C passed with 50.9% (15,016 votes).