To the Fox Hills Community,
The Board of the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association recently sent an email update describing the potential development for Fox Hills, specifically regarding the mixed use “high” designation for theentire park side of Fox Hills that could reach 2000 housing units. High designation= 100 units/acre. Thus far, a developer is proposing 330 units for the 5700 Hannum Avenue site, currently an office complex. Fox Hills has over 5000 residents living in 26 complexes making it the densest residential area in Culver City.
FHNA obtained the information about the plans directly from the Advanced Planning Manager, Troy Evangelho. Over the course of our discussions he was clear that the bulk of the housing needs that Culver City has to build per the state’s requirement potentially will be placed in Fox Hills. If this high density designation stays, it would mean upwards of 2000 units could be built, of the 3341 units the state requires of the city.
NOTE: The only way this designation will change, would be a vote by City Council. It is not too late to change this designation as the land use changes do not go into effect until the General Plan is adopted, scheduled to be presented in summer, 2023.
To keep the city apprised of current housing plans, the consulting firm doing outreach claims on the city’s website that Pop-Up meetings were held. None were in Fox Hills. Over the years, the city at all levels of governance has been well aware of our concerns regarding density, including our very vocal push back in recent years regarding The Fox Hills Plaza site.
FHNA contends that the distribution of new housing requirements needs to be spread across the city so as not to burden Fox Hills, since we are the densest area with housing. We want to see them change the designation in Fox Hills from 100 units/acre to under 65 units/acre (65 units/acre = medium density).
If you have opinions or ideas about housing in Fox Hills, please lend your voice and speak up at City Council meetings and/or email council members. Also, please let us know your views, and any other actions that you would be willing to take for Fox Hills.
For more background information, please see the March 22, 2023 FHNA Housing Update posting at fhnacc.org, also on our FB page.
To email City Council members, please use the following emails:
[email protected] (they all will get your email)
[email protected] , Mayor
[email protected] , Vice Mayor
Below are instructions to speak at City Council meetings, either virtually or in-person:
· Go to theculvercity.org website under “City Hall” link…..
· click on “View Upcoming Meetings and Agendas”…..
· scroll down for instructions on “How to Attend a Meeting” and “How to Request to Speak” (virtually or in-person)
UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE:
WHERE: CULVER CITY HALL 9770 CULVER BLVD. CULVER CITY 90232 IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
WHEN: APRIL 10TH AND APRIL 24TH, 2023
SINCE THIS ISSUE IS NOT AN AGENDA ITEM, PLEASE ASK TO SPEAK DURING “PUBLIC COMMENTS” NOT ON THE “AGENDA”
We appreciate your participation!