WHPA Board members Roy Oldenkamp and Jon Ponder toured the Factory site at 611 N. Robertson, with developers Jason Illoulian and Darren Embry of Faring Capital and architect Katie Horak of ARG, as well as former founding WHPA board president Jennifer Dunbar from ARG, Architectural Resources Group.
Developers previewed their plans for the Factory building, which was built in 1929 by the Mitchell Camera Company. Later in the 20th century the building housed a number of nationally and internationally known nightclubs, including one of the first planned clubs catering to the gay community.
After reviewing preliminary plans for the site, the board members encouraged the developers to keep the board informed as plans for the site evolved.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report on the site is in the works and will likely be released in the spring.