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PROMENADE PROJECT

Warning!!! This Project is BIG!

The Project IS BIG and would specifically include approximately

1,432 multi-family residential units, approximately

244,000 square feet of retail/restaurant uses, approximately

629,000 square feet of office space, approximately

572 hotel rooms, and an approximately

320,000-square-foot, and... a

15,000-seat Entertainment and Sports Center.

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The Draft Supplemental EIR is out.

Below is a link - you should read it and submit your comments by June 11th the New Extended date:

DEADLINE: 4PM Thursday, July 26th.

Executive Summary (Click Here).

 

To See The Draft EIR click the link below

FULL Supplemental Draft EIR

(at the bottom of the page of the Draft EIR and open the drop down menu to see the specific sections)

Notice of Completion and Availability & Extension

 

READ THE WHHO PUBLIC COMMENT (Click Here)

Here is what WHHO suggests you do:

1. Read the Executive Summary (SEE THE LINK ABOVE) or for the full Draft Supplemental Environmental Report (DSEIR) which you can findthat above as well. (The Draft SEIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning's website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on the "Environmental Review" tab on the left-hand side, then "Draft EIR," and click on the Project title).

The complete 3,000+ page Draft Supplemental EIR-- including the Executive Summary and Index can all be found at the link ABOVE. You will also find the email address for where your letter must be sent before 4 PM July 26, as well as the regular mail address. The DSEIR is filed under ENV-20 16-3909-EIR.

2. You will see a number of categories listed in the Executive Summary. Read the ones you are most interested in and then form your comments, suggestions, and criticism for each into a letter.

3. At the top of your Comments, please reference the Environmental Case No: ENV-20 16-3909-EIR.

4. Submit your written Comments by Thursday, July 26,2018, no later than 4:00 P.M. to the following address: (either mail or email is acceptable).

Mail: (TOO LATE TO MAIL - JUST EMAIL IT)
Elva Nuno-O'Donnell, City Planner
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401

E-mail:
elva.nuno-odonnell@lacity.org

Remember if you do not submit your comments they will not be part of the Administrative Records and any legal challenges may be limited to the comments submitted.

Thank you for your involvement and concerns for our community. It is through each of your efforts that our community will be a better place to live, work and play.

 

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Next Meeting September 26, 2018

No Meeting for July or August

(The 4th Wednesday of the month) 

7:30 P.M. (SHARP)

LOCATION

American Legion Hall
5320 Fallbrook Ave., Woodland Hills, CA

[Kaiser in under construction and they have asked that we find another meeting location while the construction continues]

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- On the Agenda -

To Be Determined

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Special Thanks to The Adler Project for making their presentation at our June Meeting.

It is a big project and they gave us great details.

Warner Center Adler Project Massing Graphic

 

A 24-Acre Warner Center Business Park Redevelopment Project for Warner Center north of Burbank and west of De Soto. It is large and tall. It is one of the largest development projects in Warner Center.

 

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A special thanks to the candidates that attended our May 23rd Meeting and CONGRATULATIONS to

Jesse Gabriel

for his successful campaign and his election to the unfinished portion of the 45 Assembly District. We look forward to working with him and his staff to continue to make Woodland Hills a great neighborhood.

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SB 827 - WHHO IS OPPPOSED

WHHO wants to make it clear that we OPPOSE SB827. You will find attached the position letter from the WHHO Board. Local control has always been a strong foundation of out democracy and we will do everything to assure that it continues.

Here is the letter sent to our State Senators and others: WHHO Letter Opposing SB827

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WHHO wants to give a special thanks to Arman Hovanessian Senior Transportation Engineer, LA Dept. of Transportation for giving us an insight ay our April Meeting into how the City approaches planning for traffic concerns in light of proposed building projects in the Woodland Hills area.

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A special thanks to Senator Henry Stern for coming to our March meeting and giving us an update on what he hopes to accomplish in the Senate and also for clarifying his Opposition to Senate Bill SB827.

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A special thanks to Tom Glick from the Los Angles Planning Department for giving us an update at our February 28th Meeting regarding the Community Plans for the West Valley.

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Special thanks to Councilman Bob Blumenfield presenting us at our January Meting with his view of the "State of the West Valley" and answering questions.

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NOTE: Council shall be held in the Van Nuys City Hall, as follows:

Friday, June 1, 2018 Friday, August 3, 2018 Friday, October 5, 2018 Friday, December 7, 2018

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Cannabis Regulations: Find it all at this link: http://cannabis.lacity.org/

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WHHO Thought your should know that...

Proposed 8-story hotel on Chalk Hill is quashed by Councilman Blumenfield.

A developer’s proposal to build an 8-story, 200-room high-end boutique hotel and restaurant on Ventura Blvd. at the old Todai restaurant site near the apex of Chalk Hills has been road-blocked by the District-3 Council office. In a November 20th letter to the developer’s representative, Councilman Blumenfield requested that the developer either withdraw their proposal or make significant reductions in height and bulk since the project would require numerous entitlement and variance requests to allow it to be built on the site. He noted that even with the reductions the builder made, the project was still “out of scale with the neighborhood.” Generally, when a project doesn't’t receive support from the area’s Councilman, the City Council rejects the project. Only the pad of the previous building remains on the site which has seen three previous restaurants fail at that location. The developer has not committed to either proposing an alternative project or stated if he would sell the property.

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WARNING:

The State is trying to increase development saturation

and take that decision away from your City Council.

Senate Bill 827 was just proposed - Development Legislation to Watch

Here is a link: SB827

Get informed!

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Our Past October, 2017 Meeting

DIRT MULHOLLAND - THEY WANTED TO PAVE PARADISE

A special thanks to Michael Owens, Councilmember Blumenfield’s Community Affairs & Infrastructure Director who brought us up to date on what was proposed by developers and the true facts for the future.

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Our Past October, 2017 Meeting

Marijuana Regulations

The City is proposing local regulations for dispensing of recreational marijuana in our community.

We want to thank Jeff Jacobberger, Esq. – Legislative Deputy for CD-3 Councilman Bob Blumenfield and LAPD Narcotics Detective Vince Bancroft who both added to the discussion about the draft regulations to prepare for the legal selling of recreational marijuana throughout the City starting January 1st, and, the proposed rules on where marijuana shops and other cannabis companies can legally operate and the potentially negative impact to our neighborhoods.

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Our Past September 2017Meeting

A special thanks to Ms. Sheri Berger, V.P. of Academic Affairs; Rolf Schleicher, V.P. of Administrative Services, Pierce Community College for bring us up to date on the proposed plans for the Farm and also to Jack Humphreville, LA Watchdog columnist for CityWatch for his insights into the tax issues that plague us all.

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Our Past August Meeting

A special thanks to LAPD Captain Maureen Ryan, Detectives Bancroft and McNeil and SLO Dinse for their great presentation and insights at out last meeting we held on August 23rd, 2017. The information about the homelessness, and the marijuana regulations and the effect or our community was seriously informative.

If you need to reach either of the Detectives regarding any vice issues, here is their contact information:

Detective Bancroft: 213-486-0822

Detective McNeil: 818-756-4850

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A special thanks to Kevin Taylor, the Mayor’s West Valley Area Representative for addressing the City's efforts to help the Homelessness in the West Valley at our past May 2017meeting.

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If you have any suggestions for future speakers or
topics for discussion, please feel free to email your
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VENTURA BOULEVARD (West Valley) STRIPING PROPOSALS

Alternative A

Alternative B

For those in the community who couldn't attend the Ventura Boulevard meeting this past July 10th, WHHO wants you to know what is proposed. There are 2 Alternatives (A & B) linked above. The City has the funding to do the analysis and once the final plan is approved, the City Council will seek the funds to complete the project. The striping, changing of lanes, new signals, implementation of bike lanes and the use of "reverse" slanted parking where you back into the spots are part of the proposals. Look at the details.

The WHHO Board has not taken a position on the proposals yet so feel free to email each Board Member about your feelings and concerns.

Their Email addresses are available by clicking the "Board Members" Tab above.

Also, Councilman Blumenfield would appreciate your comments. Email address with your comments to Andrew Pennington at this address: andrew.pennington@lacity.org

 

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SOME OF OUR PRIOR MEETING:

If you missed the last meeting on April 22nd with Larry Green:

Larry presented the details about the Promenade Project and noted that it will be build in stages with the start probably 2020. He took questions and listed to your comments and took some of the suggestions very seriously.

This is a big project and will have positive and negative effects on our community from traffic congestion to a strain on water, power and policing. The Project (Called Promenade 2035) would include approximately 1,432 multifamily residential units, approximately 244,000 square feet of retail/restaurant uses, approximately 629,000 square feet of office space, approximately 572 hotel rooms and an approximately 320,000-square-foot, 15,000-seat Entertainment and Sports Center. The proposed uses would be provided in several buildings throughout the Project Site that would transition in height from one story and three to four stories at the corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin Street, to 28 stories at the opposite corner of Owensmouth Avenue and Oxnard Street, across from the existing high-rise office towers to the south. The Project will be build in stages with completion around 2035.

You can see the Notice of Preparation of Supplemental EIR Report by clicking HERE.

 

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Our Previous Meeting: On January 25th Councilmember Blumenfield swore in the new members of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization (WHHO) and discussed pressing issues facing the neighborhood.

meeting 1-25-17

Councilman Bob Blumenfield

"State of the Community"

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We always have guest speakers to address concerns that affect you.

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Future General Meeting Dates for 2017: Meeting at held at Kaiser Hospital and the dates are the 4th Wednesday of the month: No Meeting for July; 8/23/17; 9/27/17; 10/25/17; no meeting in November; 12/6/17.

Future Board Meetings for 2017:(1st Monday of each Month. Call for the location (818)439-8850 - it will be either at at The Fire Station on Burbank just west of De Soto or the Law Offices of John M. Walker, 5850 Canoga Ave, 4th Floor, Woodland Hills 91367): 8/7/17; 9/11/17; 10/2/17; 11/6/17; 12/4/17

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The Next Big Projects for Woodland Hills/Werner Center

(there are about 10 major projects, including, but not limited to, the Post Office property, the old daily News Building, Treeland Property, and the old Todi Property on Ventura Boulevard)

1. PROMENADE MALL

Westfield’s huge new project planned for Warner Center, Promenade 2034; A live-work community spanning 34 acres; Westfield filed plans with the city for an enormous new mixed use complex set to replace the aging ; Promenade shopping mall in Woodland Hills.

The project, which will bring 1,400 units of housing and two hotels to Warner Center.

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2. LA WARNER CENTER

The property is up for sale and its future is unknown. Any reports of what is going in there are misplaced. There are no formal proposals yet. We will wait and see (Maybe Amazon might be interested).

 

3. Treeland Development

For those that are watching this project, you may wish to explore the City of Los Angeles Initial Report. It has a lot of information. CLICK HERE for a PDF copy.

You can find more information by CLICKING HERE.

You can view Councilman Blumenfield's Position Letter HERE.

Treeland Project Map

There will be an EIR for this project.

4. Proposed 8-story hotel on Chalk Hill

This project is quashed by Councilman Blumenfield.

A proposal 8-story, 200-room high-end boutique hotel and restaurant on Ventura Blvd. at the old Todai restaurant site forced Councilman Blumenfield early in 2018 to request that the developer either withdraw their proposal or make significant reductions in height and bulk since the project would require numerous entitlement and variance requests to allow it to be built on the site.

 

Thank all of you for your interest and concern for our community. It makes it better for everyone.

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If you have any suggestions for programs you would like to see at our future meetings, please email John M. Walker at johnmwalker@earthlink.net

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 We Need Your Email Address!!!

It Would be great if each of our members would take a moment and send us your email address so we can keep you up to date on developments in this community. We are part of the 21st Century you know!!

    So, if you would take a moment, please send us your email address. Just put in the "subject" box "WHHO Email" and we will get the idea. Also, we will be happy to send you the Newsletter by email as well. 

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND CONTINUED SUPPORT. 

Email your address to our V.P. John M. Walker, at johnmwalker@earthlink.net

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Local Movie Schedules for Woodland Hills -

We now have a link to look up Movie Show Time's in the West Valley Area.

Click on either FANDANGO or MovieTickets.com

We want you to come to the WHHO.COM site every time you want to know something about your community. If you have other suggestions of helpful links you would like to see included, email the webmaster at johnmwalker@earthlink.net

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CRIME! NEW FROM LAPD - get up-to-date City wide crime maps. CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO SEE THE RECENT CRIMES IN YOUR AREA. Crime Maps.

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POSITIONS TAKEN BY THE WHHO BOARD

1. The Board of the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization has voted to support Measure "S" - the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative ballot measure - appearing on the March 7th ballot. According to WHHO Executive Vice President John Walker, the majority of the WHHO Board members believe that passing Measure "S" will bring certainty to the City Planning process and stop the proliferation of spot zoning approvals that encourage developers to build projects that do not conform to the existing City General Plan, the existing Community Plans or the existing Specific Plans.

2. We have worked hard with the community to make the Westfield "Village" the best it could be for the Valley and will continue to do so in the future as well.

3. We have taken the position against the Valley Fair having a permanent home at Pierce College. We have always taken the position that this land is for Education and is to be used only for projects that are part of the education curriculum and run by Pierce, not a controlling outside entity. The 51 st Agricultural District has its own Board and contracts with all the vendors and decides what will be done. Save Pierce for the quality education it is now providing and let the administration concentrate on what the community demands it do in education.

4.    Waiting for the final proposal regarding the development on the north side of Mulholland across from Louisville High. The proposed project originally included 39 condos in a currently R1 zoned area. Initially numerous neighbors and the Design Review Board were against this. We have not taken a final position on a proposed development on the north side of Mulholland, across from Louisville High at Mulholland Highway that wants an exception to the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific. The Draft Environmental Impact Report has been released and we are looking at it closely to see what action should be taken for the best interest of the community.

You can go to Save Oak Savanna web site, for anyone wishing to learn more or get involved and voice your opinion of the development. The web site is http://www.saveoaksavanna.org

5.    Oppose the unconditional paving of dirt Mulholland.

6.    Since 2004 We have opposed any further conversion of light manufacturing, small business office space to very dense apartment complexes without replacement in kind of the facilities demolished in Warner Center.

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WHHO

We are an organization with the purpose of helping to improve the quality of life in the general area known as Woodland Hills. Our actions include:

    1. Interacting with our elected officials to encourage the enactment of laws, ordinances and rules;

    2. Informing our membership of important issues in the community;

    3. Mobilizing our membership to have a positive impact on our community.

This page was last updated on July 25, 2018

   
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Woodland Hills Homeowner Organization, Inc. was established in 1985 as a 501c4 non-profit corporation to serve our community. You can reach WHHO through our Acting President, John M. Walker, Esq. at his law office at 818-719-9181 or WHHO, P.O. Box 6368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365

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