Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre, claiming that developer Maurice R. Chasse has taken long enough to restore the landmark 1920s police station in Highland Park, wants the city to find another buyer.
Chasse, based in Alhambra, since 1986 has planned to restore the building at 6045 York Blvd. and develop the 1.3 acres around it with shops. Negotiations over the terms of the sale to Chasse have been halted by conditions of purchasing the property, especially over asbestos removal.
Alatorre wants the city to find another private developer to purchase and restore the property.