2006 brings growth to city

first_imgLA MIRADA – City Manager Andrea Travis on Wednesday predicted that 2006 will see major projects in the city started and some completed. Projects include a new aquatics center, new fire station, sheriff’s station expansion and street improvements. The business community, public safety and recreation all will be enhanced by new projects during the year, Travis said in her annual state of the city address. She delivered the report at a luncheon sponsored by the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce and attended by 90 people. “This is an exciting time because 2006 brings tremendous opportunities to ensure La Mirada remains a safe, desirable community,” Travis said. Stacey Cripe, executive director of the chamber, said she was impressed by Travis’ speech. “She covered everything very well,” Cripe said. “The city is definitely on a forward path. The improvements and the growth will affect everybody in a positive way.” The biggest project will be the proposed $24 million aquatics center that will include a family fun area with slides, play structures and a flow channel area, a 25-yard pool for swimming lessons, a 50-meter competition pool and a spa. Combined with the aquatics center project will be a $6 million expansion to the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station, Travis said. The expansion will allow Sheriff’s Department personnel to start their day at the main station, she said. They now report to a facility in the industrial area in southwestern part of the city. “The expanded sheriff’s station will centralize La Mirada’s law enforcement,” she said. Public safety also will be improved with the construction of a new Los Angeles County fire station on Beach Boulevard, Travis said. “It will significantly reduce emergency response times,” she said. In terms of development, a Home Depot may be built in the Crossroads Shopping Center, Travis said. Two new businesses – Living Spaces Furniture Store and John’s Incredible Pizza Co. – are expected to move into La Mirada in 2006, she said. The city also plans to make improvements on Imperial Highway and Santa Gertrudes Avenue. Other city facilities also will get help. New playground equipment is expected to be purchased for Neff Park and an elevator will be installed in the La Mirada Resource Center. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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