Developer Fights Landmark Status For WWII Camp

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A developer is taking legal action against the historic-landmark designation for one acre at a former World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) Snowball West Investments won't stop installation of some sort of commemoration at the site, but the company wants permission to tear down a golf course and build a 220-unit residential community.

In June, the City Council voted unanimously to overturn a Cultural Heritage Commission decision and honor the former site of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, which is now a one-acre oak grove.

More than 2,500 Japanese, Japanese Americans, Germans, Italians and Japanese-Peruvians were detained there following Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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