For rent: Whittier’s Special Activites Building

WHITTIER – Rental space is currently available at the City of Whittier’s Special Activities Building, 7702 Washington Ave.

The Special Activities Building was constructed in 1976 to provide reasonably-priced office space for local non-profit social services agencies, and has housed such groups as Meals on Wheels, the Intercommunity Blind Center and the Intercommunity Counseling Center.

The current vacant area in the building is on the first level and is about 2,800 square feet. The current rent is 59 cents per square foot, or $1,652 per month. The office space is available in whole or in part, and any modifications to the space must be approved by the city and the costs borne by the lease holder.

To apply for renting the Special Activities Building space nonprofit organizations must meet the following criteria: have current 501(c)3 non-profit status; have a majority of members or serve a majority of recipients who are city of Whittier residents; and have a mission or services that would not violate the federal or state constitutional prohibition on establishments of religion or providing public funds or support to sectarian organizations or purposes.

The deadline to apply for consideration to rent the space is Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 and must include the following information: A letter of interest; Mission Statement; explanation of how the facility will be utilized; a list of the Board of Directors of the organization; the current operating budget; and proof of non-profit status.

Anyone wishing to view the available space during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday may make an appointment with Dan Walker, Community Services Supervisor, at 562-567-9430.

Applicants will be reviewed by the Whittier Social Services Commission, which will make a recommendation to the City Council for the rental of the space.

For more information, potential applicants may contact Fran Shields, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, at 562-567-9400.


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