PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT FOR FOX HILLS PLAZA DRAWS AN OVERFLOW CROWD FOR DEVELOPER PRESENTATION
SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2017 – MEETING SUMMARY
WE MUST KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING–THIS IS HOW!
· GO TO www.fhnacc.org/plaza FOR A SLIDESHOW OF PROJECT PRESENTATION AND LATEST INFORMATION
· ATTEND NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT CITY HALL SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 7PM – VOICE YOUR VIEWS DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION OF THE MEETING.
· WRITE TO THE MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS (SEE OUR PLAZA LINK FOR THEIR EMAILS)
· INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH US? – LET US KNOW!!
On September 14th 2017, the HSH Management Group held its first community meeting at the Four Points Hotel to present their proposed plan for the Fox Hills Plaza.
From the start of this meeting there was intense interest in this project. An overflow crowd quickly filled the chairs. Almost twice as much additional seating was needed to accommodate the crowd. Developer representatives presented a slide show of the proposed development and asked for community input. I guess one has to be careful of what one asks for. Questions and comments poured out from the audience and revolved around common themes including the additional problems of parking, traffic, traffic safety, and lack of needed retail and service oriented businesses that would result should this proposed project be built. At its centerpiece are 750 housing units with 800 parking spaces allotted for the housing, businesses and employees. See www.fhnacc.org/plaza for developer ‘s slide show and information about the project. Repeatedly the community described all the traffic and parking problems that already exist as Fox Hills has the highest housing density in all of Culver City. Other developments surrounding Fox Hills were brought up as they will add 950 units in the Howard Hughes area alone.
The presenters gave some mobility solutions such as shuttles, Lyft and by the hour car rentals to mitigate parking and traffic concerns. The crowd was just not buying it. People questioned the developer as to how they would be willing to take such a monetary risk in buying this property without the assurance that they would be able to build the project they proposed. No clear answer to that repeated question was forthcoming. Some asked: Would they build just retail if their project was rejected by the city? The developer was unsure as to what would be built if that scenario arose.
The Fox Hills Neighborhood Association was so gratified to see such a large turnout especially since notification by the developer was done up to 1000 feet of the proposed project. (The city requires only 500 feet for developer notification). It just shows when Fox Hills residents choose to be engaged our voices are heard, especially when we come together. Please, let’s keep our momentum going!
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