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Development Plans for the Demolished Valley Music Theatre in Woodland Hills????

One of the early Back To The Future (BTTF) series was about the Valley Music Theatre later turned to a Jehovah's Witnesses' Kingdom Hall on Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills. That site was demolished in 2007 which has since been sitting empty for the squirrels and coyotes to play around. 

However, there appears to be some kind of development activity taking place. I received a letter from a friend that was issued by the City of L.A. dated on May 27, 2011. This document I believe was last revised in 2006 which was intended for a mixed use condominium development. According to the document, this site has changed to  a mixed use development "apartment for rent" consisting of retail shops (on 17,688 sqft) and a maximum of 340 dwelling units in a two building complex of 4 stories not to exceed 100 feet in height. The project owners appears to be John Stanek of The Jefferson Project.

Some key items from the letter:
  • The Project shall not exceed a lot coverage of 54 percent of the total lot area.
  • The Project shall provide a minimum of 806 parking spaces.
  • At least 20 percent of the project's dwelling units shall be targeted to an audience 55 years or older.
  • The property management shall provide a van/bus or other appropriated vehicle to serve as a shuttle for residents and guests within a three mile radius for Monday - Friday between 7 AM and 8 PM
This letter allows for individuals to appeal this decision within 20 days of issuance. This is just my humble opinion but I dont think we need more apartment units. Cant they convert this site into a park, a Valley Museum, or something?
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Marty Mcfly

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