You may be aware that I am opposing the $800 million Metro Universal development
project proposed for 3875 North Lankershim Boulevard.
This is a timely issue now because the City is currently accepting public comment on the Draft Environmnetal Impact Report (DEIR) for this proposed, 1.5 million-square-foot development. I encourage everyone in the 4th Council District to read the report by clicking here and responding to it.
That's your role. My role is to press the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA),as the property owner, to be accountable to the neighborhood for its role in this high-density development proposal.
I am opposed to this project because:
The MTA's response has been that the project's scale is necessary in
order to meet the financial requirements imposed by its development deal
I feel strongly that the MTA is a public agency, whose mission - first and
foremost - is to provide an efficient and effective transportation system.
I have encouraged the MTA, as the property owner and partner in this project, to take a renewed look at its development contract, scale back the proposed density and find a better balance between profits and impacts on neighborhoods and traffic.