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"I would like to invite you all to a developer's community meeting at Vet's Auditorium on June 21st at 7pm regarding a new project being proposed at 11281 Washington Place, at the intersection of Washington Place and Sawtelle Blvd.
"I have been working with a number of local residents that live around the proposed project.
It is a long time coming, considering that the property has been vacant for more than 20 years. But we are watching it very closely because we would like to have a development that is fitting to our neighborhood. The development proposed plans show that it will be five stories in height with retail stores on the ground floor. Do not be mistaken, we want the property to be developed, but we also would like it to fit the neighborhood. There are no buildings of this magnitude anywhere around, and a five-story building will completely dwarf other buildings in the area.
"In addition to the size, we are also concerned about the parking situation. There will be a lower-level parking garage for the residents of the building, two parking stalls per unit (tandem). Allowing retail stores will have a negative impact on the streets surrounding the project. There are a few streets left in the area that do not have permit parking, but if the developer is allowed retail space, those remaining areas will all have to become permitted. The developer has proposed 14 parking spaces for the businesses and visitors, but they did not account for the employees.
"There have been a number of new developments between the 3900-4100 blocks of Sepulveda Blvd. The projects are welcomed additions of restaurants and services, however, the impact has been felt by the surrounding neighborhoods. The employees are having to park three-to-five blocks away. Allowing another development with retail in the area will only make the matter worse.
"I am hoping that you will be able to attend the meeting and learn about the project for yourself, as always if time permits.
"If you would like to be added to our email list please contact me at: Jayforculvercity@gmail.com
"Thank you in advanced for your interest in this project."