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By Charles Cooper | September 14, 2007
The city of Los Angeles will require the owner of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course to prepare an environmental impact report on a proposed condominium development on the property, local activist Richard Toyon said Tuesday. Toyon spoke to the Glendale City Council, urging the city to support the call for the EIR, already supported by Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Owners MWH Investments and Snowball West Investments have proposed removing the course and building 229 condominiums on the site.
NEWS
August 1, 2002
Tim Willert The city didn't have to look far for a consultant to prepare the Environmental Impact Report for a cemetery project being proposed by developers John and Lee Gregg. The Environmental and Planning Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to hire Jones and Stokes to prepare the draft EIR. The Irvine-based consultant also prepared the final EIR for the Oakmont View V subdivision, another Gregg development. "It's a continuation of the city's strategy of illegal delays and running up costs," Lee Gregg said following the 3-0 vote.
NEWS
February 19, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum The Town Center's draft environmental impact report is a "rubber stamp" of Rick Caruso's project, is incomplete and inaccurate, and must be revised and recirculated to the public, according to a 2-inch-thick report submitted to the city by General Growth Properties. General Growth, which owns the Glendale Galleria, highlighted 19 alleged errors in the report, which was submitted to the city late Tuesday. That day was the final day for public comments on the draft report for the proposed Town Center, a 15.5-acre commercial and residential campus in downtown Glendale.
NEWS
June 6, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE CITY HALL -- If Gregg Development wants to build a cemetery on the Oakmont hillside where a proposed housing project was rejected two months ago, it's going to have to come back with new environmental documents. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to uphold a previous ruling by the Environmental and Planning Board that requires the preparation of a separate environmental impact report for a cemetery. "To me, the cemetery is a project that has to stand the test of an EIR on its own merits, not tied to a project," Councilman Dave Weaver said.
NEWS
November 22, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE-- The developers of the controversial Oakmont V housing subdivision are suing the city over delays in processing the project's environmental impact report, and are seeking to have more than $700,000 in fees returned. Attorneys for Gregg Development of Glendale filed the lawsuit Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court. In the lawsuit, Gregg Development claims Glendale has engaged in a "long campaign of delay, obstruction and financial extortion" in connection with the 572-home subdivision the company wants to build in the Verdugo Mountains.
NEWS
February 28, 2004
I've seen a few quotes in various News-Press articles and community letters regarding the environmental impact report hearing of Feb. 3 and the turnout of "approximately 30 citizens." These quotes have concluded that the community must not feel strongly about this project since only a small number of people came to the hearing. Feb. 3 comments were to refer to the EIR only, and the chairman reminded speakers of this prior to opening the meeting for public input.
NEWS
June 6, 2002
It's an outrage to fight so hard for a proper public review process of the last Gregg proposal and now allow the Greggs to slide a different proposal in under the radar using the same EIR. It's their similar slippery tactics, 10 years later. What stealth might they be trying to foist on us now? Even if they weren't devious, we need a hard, legal look. We need the time and the details for the public's proper review in conjunction with an EIR that addresses the new proposal's specific details.
NEWS
August 27, 2001
Were you there at the Aug. 15 "Community Information Meeting' about the Oakmont revised draft EIR, sponsored by VOICE and the Sierra Club? If you were, you heard some very interesting and informative commentary about some of the deficiencies of the revised draft EIR, and especially you would have heard the very exciting news from Assemblyman Dario Frommer that he has procured an additional $3 million in state funds for the purchase of the Oakmont property.
NEWS
April 11, 2000
Congratulations to Irene Visokey for writing one of the more articulate letters by a proponent (apparently) of Oakmont V, "Stop the Oakmont hysterics, shakedown" on March 30. Unfortunately reason and thoughtfulness were buried and left gasping by an avalanche of words. I was simply stunned by such an overtly hostile and contemptuous depiction of the presenters at the March 6, Oakmont V EIR review. Even the Greggs at their most contentious have not been nearly as contemptuous (at least overtly)
NEWS
September 25, 2001
Jim Cashion's Sept. 7 letter to the Glendale News-Press misrepresented my comments at the recent Oakmont V Draft EIR hearing. By selective reporting of what I said, Cashion created the impression that I said the exact opposite. Mr. Cashion wrote, "Rob Sharkey stated the developer's primary motivation for this project was to make a profit." However, Cashion then added, "What's wrong with that?" and launched into a lengthy defense of the profit motive, ending with claims that "a growing segment of our society" is pushing for "government confiscation of private property."
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April 26, 2014
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By Charles Cooper | June 12, 2009
An environmental impact report now being circulated by the city of Los Angeles finds that a proposed housing development proposed for the land occupied by the Verdugo Hills Golf Course would have a “substantial adverse impact on scenic vistas” in the area. The draft report, prepared by Christopher A. Joseph and Associates, will be circulated for 60 days, with comments due by July 20. The report can be viewed at the Sunland Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | September 14, 2007
The city of Los Angeles will require the owner of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course to prepare an environmental impact report on a proposed condominium development on the property, local activist Richard Toyon said Tuesday. Toyon spoke to the Glendale City Council, urging the city to support the call for the EIR, already supported by Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Owners MWH Investments and Snowball West Investments have proposed removing the course and building 229 condominiums on the site.
NEWS
October 15, 2004
Mark R. Madler Some Burbank City Council members have concerns about an initial study of proposed projects at Bob Hope Airport that showed no significant impact on the neighborhood. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority released the 62-page study Sept. 23. The council discussed the study and the city's response Tuesday night and directed city staff to write a letter to be submitted to the authority as part of the public hearing process for the document.
NEWS
July 29, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Five months after first criticizing the environmental impact report for the Americana at Brand, opponents of the retail and residential project say they have found a pattern of carelessness in the review. Opponents of the project, which will be subject of a citywide vote Sept. 14, say that criticism levied by the county's planning department at Impact Sciences, which performed the review, mirrors their accusations. Daryl Koutnik, supervising regional planner for the county, said that Impact Science's biological unit performed unsatisfactory work in two reports, including inaccurate species identification and poorly timed surveys.
NEWS
May 18, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Glendale Galleria owners General Growth Properties legally challenged approved plans for the Americana at Brand development, alleging in a lawsuit filed Monday that the project's environmental impact review violates California law. The 108-page petition filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court is the first step in a lawsuit challenging the $264.2-million retail and residential project's approval under the California Environmental Quality Act. "For the past 18 months, the Galleria has been seeking the same thing -- open streets, projects that work together, adequate parking and connectivity, and a project that doesn't turn its back on its neighbors," said Amy Forbes, an attorney representing General Growth.
NEWS
February 28, 2004
I've seen a few quotes in various News-Press articles and community letters regarding the environmental impact report hearing of Feb. 3 and the turnout of "approximately 30 citizens." These quotes have concluded that the community must not feel strongly about this project since only a small number of people came to the hearing. Feb. 3 comments were to refer to the EIR only, and the chairman reminded speakers of this prior to opening the meeting for public input.
NEWS
February 24, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Opponents of a condominium project in the Glendale Federal Building annex received a pair of victories Monday when the city attorney's office and the Historic Preservation Commission recommended completing a more detailed environmental impact report before approving the project. "Based on the facts that we have today, and the proposals before the City Council, an [environmental impact report] is required," City Atty. Scott Howard said.
NEWS
February 19, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum The Town Center's draft environmental impact report is a "rubber stamp" of Rick Caruso's project, is incomplete and inaccurate, and must be revised and recirculated to the public, according to a 2-inch-thick report submitted to the city by General Growth Properties. General Growth, which owns the Glendale Galleria, highlighted 19 alleged errors in the report, which was submitted to the city late Tuesday. That day was the final day for public comments on the draft report for the proposed Town Center, a 15.5-acre commercial and residential campus in downtown Glendale.
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