City of Glendale Issues RFP for Rockhaven Site
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2016 Media Contact:
Jennifer McLain, Principal Economic Development Officer
CITY OF GLENDALE ISSUES RFP FOR ROCKHAVEN SITE
GLENDALE – The City of Glendale issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) March 17, 2016, seeking qualified firms for the development of a Medical/Mental-Health Related Facility or Boutique Lifestyle Commercial Center for the City-owned Rockhaven Site, located at 2713 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA, 91020. The submission deadline is May 5, 2016.
Rockhaven refers to the Rockhaven Sanitarium, which was founded by Agnes Richards in 1923 at the Site. It began with a single building, a two-story Craftsman-style “Rockhouse,” which remained the centerpiece of the Site until its demolition following damage in the 1971 earthquake. Over time, Richards acquired neighboring Craftsman homes to incorporate them into a women’s-only facility and one of the first private mental health institutions in California. Rockhaven appears to be eligible for the Glendale and California Registers of Historic Resources.
The City remains dedicated to maintaining the Site’s historic nature while creating open space and accessibility, ensuring compatibility with the neighborhood, and seeking ways in which the site can be utilized by community groups.
Qualified firms with experience in Historic Preservation, Development, Operational Experience, and Adaptive Reuse are encouraged to apply.