Since 2005, Glendale-Crescenta V.O.I.C.E. has been involved in a campaign to save the historic Verdugo Hills Golf Course from a proposed housing development by Snowball West Investments. The developers, if they get their way, will subdivide and subsequently develop 215 units on the 58-acre project site, destroying a precious community resource forever.
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was released to the public for review and comment in 2009 and hundreds of comment letters poured in to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Subsequent portions of the DEIR were recirculated in December 2015 and September 2017.
The Final EIR (FEIR) on the Verdugo Hills Golf Course Project (now referred to as the 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road Project) was released on September 24, 2018. A series of public hearings is now under way including an important Community Planning Commission hearing on Thursday, May 23rd, at 8:30 a.m.
This will be one of your last opportunities to comment on the Verdugo Hills Golf Course Project in an effort to get the City to reduce the number of units to less than the current 215, or to reject the project altogether. V.O.I.C.E. urges everyone to attend this hearing and let the Planning Commission know that this project is not in the best interests of the community and should be rejected or substantially reduced in size.
The meeting will be held at:
Van Nuys City Hall
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor
14410 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
For the first time since Snowball West Investments purchased the golf course property in 2004, the developers reached out to us (through the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority) to discuss an arrangement whereby a certain number lots could be purchased and turned into developed parkland. Discussions began last April and included the MRCA (sister organization of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy), the Trust for Public Land, the nonprofit Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition, and V.O.I.C.E. The result was a proposal to eliminate 46 lots from the 215-unit project and create a new 6.3-acre passive park owned and operated by the MRCA on the golf course site. We are now engaged in community outreach to present this idea to the residents of Sunland-Tujunga and the Crescenta Valley.
This proposal, sadly, does not save the entire property – nor does it save the golf course itself. But we have come to believe that a purchase of the entire 58-acre site is not possible, nor is it something the developers are interested in. We continue to believe that purchasing the property at a fair price and preserving even a portion of it as a park, with significant land set aside to commemorate the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, is in the best interests of everyone.
If you would like more information on this compromise park proposal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glendale-Crescenta Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment (V.O.I.C.E.) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed in May 1997 in order to educate the public on environmental and conservation issues of importance to Glendale and the Crescenta Valley.
Our mission is to preserve, protect, and defend the urban wilderness of Glendale and the Crescenta Valley for the benefit of future generations.
Glendale-Crescenta Volunteers Organized In Conserving the Environment (VOICE) was formed in 1997 to address the need for organized support for open space preservation in the Glendale and Crescenta Valley area.老友记全十季资源