By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Little Flower Haven circa 1954, via Postcards.com on City of La Mesa's website.
July 6, 2017 (La Mesa) – Two public meetings are set for Silvergate Development’s proposal to redevelop the former Little Flower Haven convent and nonprofit home for the elderly at 8585 La Mesa Blvd. The Planning Commission will hold an informational-only meeting and environmental assessment on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. The City Council will hold a hearing on the project on August 8th at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be in Council Chambers at 8130 Alison Ave., La Mesa.
Plans submitted called for keeping the historic 1939 Spanish Mission style front structure and bell tower, which is eligible for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources. The property, recently sold, was formerly home to the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus. The sisters have relocated to Texas, the Reader reported in March.