Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Artisan


Does anyone know the real status of the Watt Companies "Artisan" project in the downtown? We all remember the demolition work which took down two city blocks to make room for the $100 million Artisan project.

Recently the Vault building was yellow tagged by the City for fear of falling debris as an aftermath of the recent earthquake. Watt Companies responded quickly by reinforcing parts of the building with plywood and installing still more chainlink fencing to keep the area around the building safe for passing pedestrians. So now there are two city blocks encircled with chainlink fencing.

The economy slowed and the housing market went into a tailspin...certainly no time to build more housing units. So it's perfectly understandable that the Watt Companies would put the Artisan project on hold. But now, it seems, the Artisan Project has been removed from the Watt website. Is the project so delayed that it doesn't warrant space on the website, or has the project been canceled, or perhaps sold to another developer?

Anyone know?

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Juan said...

They should just take down the fence and build and art park with a pond and sculptures.

September 24, 2008 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Kate Thornton said...

I think a city-funded municipal art gallery showcasing local artists, but with a revolving calendar of major art shows/installations would be a great idea. Build something along the lines of DIA BEACON http://www.diabeacon.org/

September 28, 2008 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should make a tall condominium tower to add a nice skyline to downtown pomona. it will attract businesses and make the city of pomona look more nice.

July 24, 2009 at 5:44 AM  

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