ALERT – THE SITE HOUSING DETAILS OF THE HISTORY, ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE AND CONDITION OF THE GRASSETTO / L’Hippodrome de Phoenix, is temporarily unavailable.
Our apologies for the inconvenience. Please contact Sharon Girulat for details 949.485.5098. or Preserve@SGAssoc.com
Following years of abandonment, in December, 2015, the Roles Family placed the parcels including and surrounding the Phoenix Trotting Park, on the market.
In the years leading up to listing the parcels, several inquiries had been unanswered regarding potential renovation and re-purposing of the facility. Now, with the listing, the timing is accelerated to both preserve the building for its historic value and, thereafter, dedicate a plan to purchase, restore and renovate it.
As of this writing, the following organizations have been contacted regarding potential preservation and responded overwhelmingly positive.
- Arizona Preservation
- Phoenix Preservation
- Modern Phoenix
- LA Preservation
The following organizations have been contacted regarding history of the project/archives:
- Victor Gruen Associates (Los Angeles) – original and current architects for large US commercial projects; Their John Long did master planning for Litchfield Park/Maryville and worked on the park; is notable throughout the area.
The following organizations have been contacted regarding potential restoration efforts on the building:
- US Heritage – Nationally acclaimed experts in preservation and restoration of commercial masonry projects.
- Advanced Droneography –
- Asbestos Removal