UPDATE: The Looming Threat to Orange Coast College


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Our June Brief brought attention to the potential threat facing the buildings designed by Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander and Garrett Eckbo designed landscapes on the campus of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California as a result of the district’s new master plan titled “Vision 2020.” Since then, an Environmental Impact Report, including a Historical Structures Report and Alternatives, has been completed. The district recently held a public forum to discuss their plans to move forward with Vision 2020, and though these buildings have been deemed worthy of designation on the National Register, their future is still threatened.

Orange Coast College Planetarium. Credit: John Linnert
Follow the links below to read more.
Neutralizing Neutra - Coast Report
September 15, 2015
OCC's Scaled-back "Modernization" Plan Unveiled - A Bubbling Cauldron
September 9, 2015
OCC Expansion Plan still has Critics - The Orange County Register
September 4, 2015
The Looming Threat to Orange Coast College - Docomomo US Brief
June 18, 2015