Demolition of an operational concrete plant, a building materials supply store, and accessory buildings, approximately 7,000 square feet, for the development of a 785,564 square-foot, mixed-use project consisting of 638 dwelling units, big-box retail uses and a large supermarket with a total of 1,795 parking spaces provided within six subterranean parking levels. The gross floor area to be constructed will be approximately 785,564 square feet on a project site of 284,078 square feet (6.52 acres).
- $15,000 for Pico Beautification.
- $50,000 for Expo landscaping on the north side of Exposition between Sepulveda and Military.
- $15,000 for neighborhood beautification projects.
- $10,000 for security systems for Westwood Recreation Center.
- $5,000 for green power options for Westwood Recreation Center.
- $50,000 for security devices in the area near the project.
- $15,000 for Overland Avenue School/Kindergarten sound wall.
- $15,000 for Overland Avenue School/Kindergarten sun shade.
- $20,000 to replace the roof of the Riddick Community Center.
- $5,000 towards the MLK Dream Games at Westwood Rec.
- Casden will not oppose preferential parking districts sought by the community.
- No heavy vehicles shall travel through the WOWHOA residential area.
- Construction employees will not park in the WOWHOA area.
- No staging or parking of heavy construction vehicles on Pico, Sepulveda, Expo and Sawtelle before 9A and after 4p Monday-Friday.
- Limit the floor area to 528,000 down from 750,000.
- Limit retail to 15,000 square feet, down from 260,000.
- 75% reduction in project trips (from 21,296 daily trips to 5,495)
- Require high efficiency filtration and positive building pressure to reduce air quality impacts on residents.
Issues & Rationale
- Traffic impacts
- Impacts on Expo station accessibility
- Failure to accurately disclose and analyze first-responder response times.
- Air quality concerns
- Inconsistency with the community plan.
- Inconsistency with the general plan.
- The project, which originally included big-box retail would severaly impact area traffic (21,000+ daily trips)
- The excess number of trips would block access to the expo station and put riders at risk.
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