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FORMER CV LIBRARY MAY RECEIVE COUNTY HISTORIC PROTECTION – The ALCO County Parks, Recreation and Historical Commission (PRHC) gave final approval to forward a letter to County Supervisors supporting the former library be preserved as a local landmark. If the Board of Supervisors agree with the letter approved by the PRHC this afternoon, the building cannot be altered or demolished without a comprehensive California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) study. Last month a San Francisco based Architectural Resource Group researched the building, noting its distinctive mid-century architecture. It was also recognized that its original structural integrity qualifies it for County, State and National historical lists. Inclusion on State and National lists would require separate processes for the building located at 20055 Redwood Road.Since 2017, the American Legion Post and Veterans of Foreign wars have pushed for a veterans community center in the building. That was nixed by County Supervisors last March when they approved to demolishing it and constructing 40-60 affordable housing units for veterans. The 10,239 square foot building constructed with funds from a parcel tax levied across Castro Valley has been vacant for over a decade.