Warner Center Development Project: Save the Date!

Warner Center will become a city in a city under new plan. Photo courtesy of L.A. County Planning Department

Worsening traffic congestion and air quality, and a huge strain on public infrastructure, will be the inevitable outcomes of development in Woodland Hills, if the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan, which was passed by the LA City Council at the end of 2013, is implemented in full.

The Specific Plan calls for the hyper-densification of Warner Center, a 1.5-square-mile neighborhood within Woodland Hills, itself a neighborhood within the City of Los Angeles.

With its guidelines to add 19,000 residential units, no building-height limits, and no publicly owned open space, the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan is deeply flawed. It also omits requirements for affordable housing and any type of public amenities, such as public schools, public libraries, or a police station. Problematic, too, is the absence of a community workforce agreement, whereby local, highly trained and skilled workers in the various construction trades would have been ensured work on the development projects.

The plan is now open for its five-year review, and the public has a narrow opportunity to submit comments and critique it.

Show up, in person, at the public meeting to review the Five Year Status Report, hosted by the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, on January 30, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, First Floor, Conference Room 1, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys.

Arrive early to find parking. Please also submit your comments to Mr. Tim Fargo at tim.fargo@lacity.org, (818) 374-9911, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Fourth Floor, Room 430, Van Nuys, CA  91401.

For more details about the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan, refer to the ordinance itself  Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan.

To learn more about the many development projects approved or proposed for Warner Center, Thornburg will provide a list of approved and proposed projects for Warner Center in the February 8 issue of the Messenger Mountain News.


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