updated 10:10 am EDT, Mon July 13, 2009
Heritage group v. Jobs
A California heritage group is continuing to object to plans to dispose of Jackling House, currently owned by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, writes Bloomberg. The executive recently forged a pact with investor Gordon Smythe, who has agreed to disassemble the historic mansion and move it to another location. The building was originally slated to be demolished by Jobs, as a part of plans to construct a newer and smaller home in its place.
The Woodside Town Council has in fact described the relocation idea as the "best preservation-oriented solution to emerge," newly suggesting that Smythe must only make a "good faith effort" to find a second site. Uphold Our Heritage has been engaged in a long fight with Jobs however, noting that Jackling House is one of the few surviving examples of the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The group is now reviewing the relocation plan, which it says may not meet state environmental requirements. Court acceptance of an objection could delay the plan by months, or longer.