SHOPPING CENTER / HOTEL / OVER 200 RESIDENTIAL UNITS ARE PLANNED!
HEARING JULY 13!
Public comment at this hearing has legal ramifications. This hearing counts!
Can you say Motel 6? See our comment below regarding tenants.
More PEOPLE, NO more SCHOOLS, more traffic and pollution, NO additional police/fire infrastructure. The bad far outweighs the good.
COME TO THIS HEARING AND GIVE TESTIMONY!
We hear the developers are bringing people out in force to testify IN FAVOR of this shopping center. It's typical for developers to hire people to do so and many likely wont even live here.
Shappel the developer does not want to make it LEED certified (sustainable), and they do not plan on using much solar (stated repeatedly at the design review board hearing in June) Included is hundreds more residential units. The Shappel rep stated that it's hard to attract tenants to a sustainable building. Seriously? That is BS. Money hungry developers. They want to build it as cheap as possible, as usual.
Many people keep "hoping" for "high-end" tenants in the new shopping center. We the residents have ABSOLUTELY ZERO to say about what tenants go in the shopping center. In fact, at the design review board hearing in June, the developers rep, when asked directly, would not say what tenants they were negotiating with. We won't know who's in there until it's too late. We have absolutely no say in who goes in there. It could be a Motel 6 for all we know. And when it's done, it's done. Too late for the residents.
And the developer keeps saying that tenants don't want to pay for more expensive LEED (sustainable) certification, they don't want solar, etc. That sounds like low-end bottom feeder tenants are being negotiated with.
Our Nordstroms store is a perfect example. Oops.. I mean Walmart. See how that one turned out?
Shappel will get the most profitable tenants for Shappel. Period. The rest is smoke and mirrors to get us all to approve it.
This hearing is a LA City Planning hearing and they have just about ALL the authority. Including: Environmental reviews, does the project comply with the Porter Ranch Specific Plan and much more. Prepare your comments and go the THIS hearing. This one really counts.
WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 1PM IN VAN NUYS