Friends Of Historic Fire Station 62, the nonprofit organization created by the Mar Vista community to spearhead the creation of the Mar Vista Community Center, is very pleased to announce the accomplishment of a major milestone in our quest to turn Historic Fire Station 62 into a vibrant community center.
June 27th the Los Angeles City Council formally authorized an Option to Lease the Historic Fire Station 62 property located on Centinela Blvd. to the nonprofit organization Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 (FOHFS62). The Option to Lease will allow FOHFS62 to commence a fund-raising campaign to restore and rehabilitate the original FS62 so that it can serve as the future Mar Vista Community Center.
Initiated by the Mar Vista Community Council many years ago, the concept of a Mar Vista Community Center on the site of Historic Fire Station 62 has evolved over many years of community discussion and work, and is now on its way to becoming a reality. The next step will be a fund-raising campaign to finance the rehabilitation of the building, followed of course by the actual construction work.
The Mar Vista community is very grateful for the support of Councilmember Mike Bonin in this effort. It is through his leadership and perseverance that the City Council action finally came to fruition, and we are very indebted to him, and look forward to his continued support as our campaign continues.
And please visit our blog page or Facebook page (see below) for further information on how you can become involved in the project.
Friends Of Historic Fire Station 62 (501.c.3)
Visit the website of the Friends of Historic Fire Station 62: historicfs62.blogspot.com