AT&T to replace broken planters at La Jolla facility

Some of the planter boxes on Girard Avenue have been broken or cluttered with trash and debris. File

By Pat Sherman

A representative for AT&T says the telecommunications giant plans to replace broken planter boxes on the sidewalk in front of its unmarked facility on Girard Avenue at Torrey Pines Road.

The building, which opened “as a telephone building” in April 1930 (according to the La Jolla Historical Society) has been owned and operated by AT&T for many years.

Another broken planter box in front of the AT&T facility on Girard Avenue at Torrey Pines Road.

Contacted last week by La Jolla Light in regard to the planter boxes, which have sat broken for years, as well as trash frequently littering the area (Tarnishing Our Jewel), AT&T spokesperson Anna Crowe of Gable PR said the company is working with the city to develop a proposal to remove the planter boxes “and figure out what’s going to replace them.”

Crowe said she does not have an estimated completion date for the work because “it’s just in the initial stages of the proposal.”

She said AT&T employs someone to pick up the trash and a separate landscaper to pull weeds once a month. “

“They will continue ongoing maintenance such as trash removal, weed removal as it happens,” she said.

The Light will follow up with AT&T in the coming months to check the status of the work.

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1 Comment for “AT&T to replace broken planters at La Jolla facility”

  1. Bill

    “A representative for AT&T says the telecommunications giant plans to replace broken planter boxes on the sidewalk in front of its unmarked facility on Girard Avenue at Torrey Pines Road.”

    Have you seen the replacement? They simply put some wood on top of these old, unsightly planter boxes. I hear a bird — “cheep, cheep.” To be sure, they added nice flowers, but kept the original boxes in place. Homeless people will probably come along again and dump stuff on top of the flowers.

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