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Scientologists plan to restore house (La Quinta Sun)
27 August 2009, 4:31 pm

Representatives from the Church of Scientology have discussed tentative plans for the La Quinta property it recently purchased, but nothing has been finalized.

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Re: [Yahoo] Scientologists plan to restore house (La Quinta Sun)
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 03:38 »
I know hubbard was a scifi writer and etc.


However, none of my pastors ever lived in

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the 2-acre Hacienda Serena in a multi-million dollar deal in December. The 3,450-square-foot adobe home at 49-875 Avenida Obrigon was owned by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s.



This is funny too:
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Preliminary plans discussed with the city would include small group tours or meetings

I wonder how much tickets will cost? Can protesters hold meetings there?  Cause that would be great!


Seriously,  though the cult seems to thrive on purchasing real estate more than clearing the planet.  Their portfolio would make any company jealous.

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Re: [Yahoo] Scientologists plan to restore house (La Quinta Sun)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 23:13 »
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Representatives from the Church of Scientology have discussed tentative plans for the La Quinta property it recently purchased, but nothing has been finalized.

“They have yet to submit any permits to us,” said Les Johnson, director of planning for La Quinta. “We have outlined to them what they need to do.”

The Church of Spiritual Technology, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, purchased the 2-acre Hacienda Serena in a multi-million dollar deal in December. The 3,450-square-foot adobe home at 49-875 Avenida Obrigon was owned by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s.

The church's plans for the home have not been finalized, but leaders are “going to restore it and I'm sure there'll be tours once it's done,” said Catherine Fraser, director of public affairs with Golden Era Productions, a production company that provides audio/visual products for the church.

Preliminary plans discussed with the city would include small group tours or meetings, Johnson said.

It will not be used as a church, Fraser said.

The property is zoned for low-density residential and the church would likely require a conditional use permit, though that could change if the church's plans change, Johnson said.

The project is still in the research and design phase so there is no more information available on a specific timeline, Fraser said.

“We're opening churches all over the world,” Fraser said. “You have to take each thing in turn.”

Hubbard wrote many of his science fiction novels and screenplays and worked on religious instructional films at Hacienda Serena before outgrowing it and moving to unincorporated Riverside County in 1979. He created Golden Era Productions on a 500-acre facility off Gilman Springs Road that is still operating today.

The bolded part puzzles me.  How could the plans change and would allow the property to get by on a low-density residential zoning?  Do they think they might keep it as a residence? 

They sure are spending a lot of money on real estate and renovations these days.  One would almost think they were more concerned with money and assets than with spiritual matters.   ;)
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Re: [Yahoo] Scientologists plan to restore house (La Quinta Sun)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 00:28 »
They must have lost a lot of money on real estate.
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