Neighborhood Council President Submits Letter on Harvard-Westlake School Plans

Studio City Neighborhood Council President John Walker submits nine-page letter to Los Angeles City Planning about the school's parking improvement plan.

Following the Studio City Neighborhood Council's Dec. 11 decision to ask for various mitigation measures to Harvard-Westlake School's parking improvement plan, President John Walker filed a nine-page letter with city planning outlining the specific concerns for consideration as the school plans to resubmit its final environmental impact report.

Harvard-Westlake School proposes to build a multi-use, three-story parking garage with an athletic field on its roof, including a connecting pedestrian walkway, spanning Coldwater Canyon Avenue. Among the concerns are whether there is actually historical parking issue along that portion Coldwater Canyon to justify the project's scale, whether there is an benefit to the school's neighbors once completed and a host of mixed environmental concerns.

One of the biggest concerns listed is the project as presented will not improve traffic flow and is not completely consistent with the Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass Community Plan.

The council concluded that the school needs to present viable alternatives to be considered, as well as the safety of the abutting community stakeholders and the environmental impacts.

Click here to read the full letter.

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Autumn December 18, 2013 at 04:31 PM


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