Keep it open space.

For 17 years, residents have been fighting off attempts to build a 200-unit condominium complex on the Weddington Golf and Tennis land.

Together with our elected officials, we have successfully defeated one plan after another as hundreds of neighbors showed up to meetings and thousands sent letters to representatives. Residents, local businesses, schools, community organizations and river groups, all saying one thing:

No condos. Not here. Not ever.

Weddington Golf and Tennis is rare recreational open space in one of the densest parts of our city.  Located at Whitsett Ave. just north of Ventura Blvd., it is a local asset of regional significance, serving thousands of residents, sports enthusiasts and school children. This land is a vital part of our community, and it must be protected as open space.

But developers continue to push for condos. In November 2016, they submitted another plan for a dense 200-condominium complex that would:

  • Replace open space with condos.
  • Deplete recreational opportunities open to the public by taking out half of the tennis courts.
  • Remove 205 of 390 trees – over half
of the trees on the property.
  • Diminish the potential for stormwater capture and purification in one of the lowest points in the San Fernando Valley.
  • Rezone the property from A1-1XL-RIO Agricultural to include R3-1-RIO Residential.
  • Rule out implementation of the L.A. River Natural Park plan – a regional park concept that has garnered wide support from residents, river groups, and elected officials throughout the city. For more on this cutting-edge proposal, click here.

We must protect what little open space we have left, because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

Click here and send a postcard today calling on our Councilmember Paul Krekorian to secure the funding necessary to purchase this land once and for all and forever preserve Weddington Golf and Tennis as 100% open space.

 


 

DEVELOPER PRESENTED PLAN AT SCNC LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETING ANOTHER NEW DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED AT WEDDINGTON GOLF & TENNIS IN STUDIO CITY – 200 CONDOS, TWO 41 FOOT BUILDINGS, 642 PARKING SPACES, REMOVAL OF 8 TENNIS COURTS AND APPROXIMATELY 205 TREES!

Developer of Weddington Golf and Tennis presented plan to SCNC Land Use Committee Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

The topic of this meeting was the current application VTT-74209 for proposed subdivision of the Studio City Golf and Tennis property into two separate parcels. The meeting included presentation of current project scope by the Applicant’s representative, Mr. Aaron Green of the Afriat Consulting Group, with follow up questions and answer session including an opportunity for public inquiry and comment.

Please be advised that this was a “fact finding” meeting only, and did not result in any motion for recommended action to the SCNC Board.

Discussion was guided toward the following primary objectives:

  • Understanding the new application and project scope relative to earlier applications and documentation including the original DEIR prepared under case number ENV-2001-1196-EIR.
  • Understanding the development strategy relative to likely sequence, time frame and structure of processing this and the related applications.
  • Understanding the depth of the developer’s commitment to their stated goal of enhanced outreach and engagement with the Community.

At which time there is sufficient understanding of these and other details, the Land Use Committee will schedule a Special Meeting with the objective of eliciting broad public response, and making a recommendation to the SCNC Board for official action.

Planning Department application summaries are available here:
http://planning.lacity.org/pdiscaseinfo/CaseId/MjEwMzE10

and here:
http://planning.lacity.org/caseinfo/casesummary.aspx?case=VTT-74209

The new application and supporting materials are available for review at:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_uwqWQPV3azQ1NnTFVQX0JGRnM

This meeting will be recorded and will be available on the SCNC documentary YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQgIKYKTAuCIza0LWk8PLQ