The Land Use Committee (STNC/LUC) will be hosting a presentation: “SB1818 and Affordable Housing – A Tale of Two Cities,” at their meeting tomorrow night, Monday, May 16 – 7 pm at North Valley City Hall (more info on the STNC website: stnc.org)
Dean Sherer, Vice Chair of Land Use & Planning for the LUC, prepared this presentation. Dean, a resident of Sunland-Tujunga, is also a professional City Planner.
The STNC/LUC and the Sunland-Tujunga Alliance (STA) are fortunate to have Dean’s expertise and dedication. He has been active in our community for many years and consistently volunteers his knowledge and time in order to seek improvements for our neighborhoods.
There is a current proposal for a project on Samoa Ave. in Tujunga. It’s for a 64-unit, 3 and 4 bedroom, huge, boxy, affordable housing apartment development located within the Foothill Blvd. Corridor Specific Plan area. You’ve heard the concerns about parking, crime, and infrastructure. What you haven’t heard is how close this project is to Bolton Hall Museum; how this large development would negatively impact and damage our historic resource as well as the surrounding neighborhood, and how the project conflicts with the Foothill Blvd. Corridor Specific Plan.
Dean’s presentation is geared to identify those impacts by showing a comparison to a similar sized project in another city. Also, why it is important for you to know and be informed so that you can voice your likes, dislikes and suggestions for improvement. The time is now to be empowered and be involved in this proposed development. We cannot wait. The voices of our neighbors and those who live in and around this neighborhood matter.
Additionally, the LUC will be reviewing a proposal to begin an update to the Foothill Blvd. Corridor Specific Plan.