recipient: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
United Homeowners' Association II, a nonprofit organization that represents all residents of Windsor Hills, View Park & View Heights, needs your help to convince the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to reverse the approval of “The View” condominium project at its upcoming hearing on October 24th at 9:30 am.
Your signature sends a clear message to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the entire Board of Supervisors that you do not support the approval of this dangerous and illegal project, and says that you are concerned about the ability of well-connected developers to unduly influence our public officials who are elected and appointed to uphold the public trust. Visit www.uhawhvp.org for more details.
In 2004, our community stopped the Bedford Group from gaining approval for a high-rise condo development project on Overhill Drive just south of Stocker Street with the full support of former LA County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke. Our community's primary objections to the project at that time were its violation of the 35-foot height limit, increased traffic congestion and hazards, and the extremely high density of the project which conflicts with the low-density land use designation of the development site and the surrounding area.
The same developer used its political influence to convince Los Angeles County officials in 2015 to rezone this site and change its designation to accommodate higher density development as part of the County's general plan update without any public notice or hearing, which bypassed the due process rights of every resident and violated applicable law.
Even worse, on 8/2/17 the LA County Regional Planning Commission approved the developer's new application for an 88-unit, 65-foot tall condo project despite opposing testimony from over 70 residents during a hearing that lasted more than three hours. Objections to the project raised during the hearing included the fact that it would exceed the legal height limit by 30 feet, violate neighbors' privacy rights and reduce property values, increase bypass traffic on Northridge Drive and traffic hazards on Overhill Drive, expose residents to environmental toxins during and after construction, and be built within an active earthquake fault hazard zone (you can feel & see the effects of this fault activity every time you drive over the large bump that protrudes from the pavement on Overhill Drive). Click on the above video link to hear firsthand why this project is bad for our community from some of our neighbors who live adjacent to the development site.
Please join United Homeowners' Association II and an overwhelming majority of local residents on October 24th at 9:30 am at 500 West Temple Street, Room 381B in downtown Los Angeles when we will appeal to the LA County Board of Supervisors to reverse the Regional Planning Commission’s approval and take action to stop this dangerous, poorly planned and illegal development from moving forward. Please visit www.uhawhvp.org for more information on how you can help. Thank you for your support! #SaveWindsorHills
Update #512 months ago
On March 6, 2018, the Board of Supervisors officially approved "The View" without requiring compliance with basic environmental and zoning laws and standards. We believe this failure by our elected officials leaves us with no other choice than to file a lawsuit to stop this project, and that is exactly what we plan to do. Please visit uhawhvp.org for more info, and come to our Development Town Hall at Crenshaw United Methodist Church tonight (March 22nd) at 7 pm to learn more!
Update #4about a year ago
Unfortunately the LA County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject our appeal at the November 21st hearing and is headed toward issuing its final approval of "The View" as proposed, regardless of the myriad of environmental, traffic, public safety and other issues that community members testified about at the various hearings on the project. We invite everyone to keep an eye on our website (uhawhvp.org) for updates and we ask that you stay engaged because this fight will continue!
Update #3about a year ago
The FINAL HEARING on our appeal will be Tuesday, November 21st at 9:30 am at the LA County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 500 West Temple Street in downtown LA. Please spread the word so that others can attend the hearing and sign our petition to stop greedy developers and stand up for smart development!
Update #2about a year ago
Good news everyone - at the hearing today the LA County Board of Supervisors heard very informative testimony from many neighbors about why this project is bad for our community, and the Chairman decided to continue the matter until November 21st! The longer they look at the facts and the law, the better the chances are that they will make the right decision...keep spreading the word and ask everyone to sign the online petition and plan to attend the next hearing Nov. 21st!
Update #1about a year ago
Thanks to everyone for your support - please continue to spread the word and come to the hearing this Tuesday, October 24th at 9:30 am at 500 West Temple Street, Room 381B (just east of Grand Avenue in downtown LA). Visit www.uhawhvp.org for more information and we'll see you Tuesday!