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The future of Westwood Village

The future of Westwood Village . For years the Village has been caught between anti development vs. development. These changes affect surrounding communities around UCLA including  Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Westwood Hills, The Wilshire Corridor, etc. Learn more about what is being proposed for the area.

UCLA has a proposed project which designates five sites for new construction across the Westwood campus allowing the university to meet the capacity promised by its 2016-2026 Student Housing Plan .There are more than 47,000 residents within a 3 mile radius .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwood,_Los_Angeles https://urbanize.la/post/ucla-plans-major-expansion-student-housing-capacity

Fortunately, through neighborhood councils, residents are talking about their desire to retain the small town feel of Westwood Village vs. the new proposals for more housing. In addition,the metro station purple line and the Olympic games are coming. The future of Westwood Village includes the Armand Hammer Museum expanding. Therefore, these developments will bring more traffic and interest in the area. https://la.curbed.com/2017/1/26/14387852/hammer-museum-expansion-wilshire-renovation

Firstly, Westwood Village is surrounded by million dollar properties on all sides. The Wilshire Corridor, Little Holmby, Westwood Hills, Bel Air, to name a few. There is a lot of wealth and disposable income in the area. This is very appealing to developers. There are UCLA students and faculty. Recently at a neighborhood homeowner meeting, (October 2017 HWPOA) a UCLA  representative stated that “most students don’t bring their cars to campus.” The UCLA representative states that the new housing would not increase traffic concerns . read more…http://dailybruin.com/2017/03/12/ucla-to-propose-new-dorms-apartments-to-match-enrollment-increase/ 

Secondly, The future of Westwood Village has been surrounded by controversy about development. The Casden project, developed  many years ago, received a lot of resistance to a large project in the Village. Once approved, it provided more housing, Trader Joe’s, parking , other retailers and restaurants for the Village. In addition, the former Bullocks location houses  “supersize” Ralph’s ,parking and City Target. The increase in parking spaces helped bring more residents to the Village. Conclusively, these are all very successful projects today. Specifically, neighbors have stated even more parking would be welcome! see more..http://dailybruin.com/2004/03/11/casden-project-approved/

Also noteworthy, developers see that it could be a larger booming retail, shopping, and restaurant mecca. Historically students have not been big spenders to support retail. Interestingly, the development of City Target and Ralph’s draws large numbers of students and residents. Not Surprisingly, Trader Joe’s and its neighboring fast food stores are thriving. The project’s parking lot  is a convenience.  Specifically residents have stated that part of the lack of shopping in other parts of Westwood is due to difficulty finding parking with ease .

Thirdly neighbors and community councils have mixed feelings about retaining the small town feel the village exudes. Some residents want many more restaurants.  Residents are concerned about high rise versus low rise, traffic, over development, parking etc. Community organizations are actively discussing the proposed projects.  learn more…http://dailybruin.com/2017/09/27/ucla-students-local-residents-argue-over-proposal-to-increase-housing/

Uniquely, Westwood Village still retains a small town feel. Thursdays draw in locals and people working in the community at the Farmers Market. Surprisingly the area still has historic buildings and many low rise buildings contributing to the era gone by landmarks that sustain memories of the past.

In summary, residents question how the new UCLA proposed 20 story tower would impact the village?  http://dailybruin.com/2017/10/04/westwood-residents-concerned-over-proposals-for-new-student-housing/   Lastly, How do you feel about all the proposed future changes? What would you like to see happen?

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Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

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Holmby Hills HPOZ Update gives an overview of what has happened in the area regarding new construction and remodeling. There were several meetings taking place throughout July and August 2016 for discussion about the HPOZ for Holmby Hills Westwood neighborhood. HPOZ ? “Historic Preservation Overlay Zone”.(What is ICO and HPOZ ?)

Proponents for a HPOZ and Anti HPOZ residents met a few times at St. Aidan’s Church in Westwood to discuss their views. (July 14, and July 21 2016) The proponents for HPOZ have been preparing the HPOZ for this area for several years .Many residents formed a large STOP HPOZ committee. Residents expressed they had not been informed or felt misinformed about the proposed HPOZ. Over 500 residents expressed their opposition to a HPOZ. A large amount of written comments, comment cards, and verbal comments were collected and expressed at the meetings .Some homeowners created a petition and contacted their City Council. Some residents felt the restrictions violated their Civil Rights. Some residents didn’t want colors restricted. landscaping, and materials for windows to name a few objections. Furthermore other homeowners didn’t want any restrictions. Other residents felt the only way to protect the character and preserve the community would be through a HPOZ. This community came forward to take action that affects their neighborhood and its future. Value and freedom of choice is very important to the homeowners. Additionally, maintaining the character of the neighborhood and how residents will to do that must be decided.

As a result of the meetings and comments, the proposed Holmby Westwood HPOZ will not be put on agenda for the August 18, 2016 Cultural Heritage Commission hearing. In addition, it will not be put on agenda for the September 22, 2016 City Planning Commission hearing . All the input is now being analyzed .Postponing these meetings will give the Council more time to review.The current HPOZ draft (http://preservation.lacity.org/sites/default/files/Presentation_Public%20Hearing%207-28-16%20FINAL.pdf ) is a proposed guideline.

Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

Similarly, many residents stated they do not want their rights regarding their homes determined by a committee. Furthermore, they do not want a more bureaucratic process , more fee’s, restrictions, and increased length of time for permits. Some residents felt homeowners  who have already remodeled would be more fortunate than those who contemplate remodeling and renovations in the future under the current HPOZ proposition .The HPOZ proponents feel that the guidelines can be developed to please residents.

In Conclusion, The City of Los Angeles will be reviewing the matter in the coming months.  Open the above links to understand more about the various issues, history of the neighborhood, architects of Holmby Hills, and styles of homes, What do you think? Your opinion matters. Be aware, be involved! Stay informed, Share your comments. Holmby Hills HPOZ Update

(What is ICO and HPOZ ?)

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