Recently, the Department of City Planning (DCP) released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Promenade 2035 project in Warner Center. Westfield's Promenade 2035 master plan offers great potential for the West Valley, however it is important for all of us to understand the risks and benefits that a project of this scale and breadth entails. The release of the DEIR is welcome and needed, and is a key step in evaluating how this project could impact the West Valley. There is a lot of information to digest and we are working closely with the Department of City Planning to understand the document and suggested mitigations.
It comes as no surprise that impacts on traffic and noise pollution were identified and will need to be a major part of the conversation around this project. These issues are important to address and I will continue to press Westfield to create viable and creative solutions to do so.
I encourage our community members to review the documentation and comment by June 11th on any concerns or thoughts you have related to Westfield's DEIR. This community feedback is important to the process and to me in order to ensure that your ideas are heard and taken into consideration. Robust feedback on this DEIR will enable us as a community to work closely with Westfield to make their project better for our community.
In the months to come it will also be important for our community to better understand Westfield’s intentions with their proposed Sports and Entertainment Center so that the City and community can make an informed decision on the project. We are only at the half-way point of this project’s City review and, in the coming months, there will be more opportunities for comment and a public hearing process will be held before a final decision is made.
In addition the Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council has been closely reviewing this project, and will continue to hold public meetings on it. Check out whcouncil.org to get involved or share your thoughts.
The DEIR is available online at the DCP’s website and copies are also available at the following Library Branches:
- Canoga Park Branch Library, 20939 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA 91303
- Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91367
- Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
To ensure that your voice is heard, please reference the Environmental Case No. “ENV-2016-3909-EIR,” and submit your comments to Elva Nuño-O’Donnell by Monday, June 11, 2018. You can reach her at (818) 374-5066 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, please read the DEIR and make sure you make your voice heard. This project could have a substantial impact on our community and this is your opportunity to join the conversation.