Sherman Oaks, CA – The United Chambers of Commerce Government Affairs Committee on June 18, 2018 took the following position.
UNITED CHAMBERS SUPPORTS WESTFIELD PROMENADE 2035 PROJECT
The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley and Region passed a motion supporting the current state of the Westfield Promenade 2035 Project, as it enters its Environmental Impact Review (EIR) and outreach phases. Created by neighbors, community leaders, local businesses and stakeholders, the Warner Center 2035 Plan is a bold, long-term blueprint for the future that imagines a new downtown for the Valley.
The Warner Center 2035 Plan, approved by the LA City Council in 2013, aspires to transform the Warner Center into a mixed-use, transit-oriented, lively downtown district. New neighborhoods of tree-lined streets will lead to vibrant avenues; large blocks will be broken up to become intimate and accessible. Pedestrian pathways will allow for walkable communities, low- and no-emission vehicles will be encouraged, and homes and workplaces will be brought together to create a more sustainable future.
The Westfield Promenade 2035 Project will be located in the “Downtown District” envisioned in the Warner Center 2035 Plan. The “Downtown District” will be a mixed-use, transit-oriented, lively urban area in which to live, work, and place. The residential areas will include a variety of apartments, including sought-after amenities and entertainment at their doorstep. The business areas will bring together established and start-up companies, building a community that thrives on collaboration, innovation, and synergy.
The United Chambers of the San Fernando Valley and Region is a coalition of 32 business organizations including 18 Member Chambers, representing over 21,000 businesses that provide over 387,000 jobs. United Chambers deals with Valley-wide, County-wide and Regional issues and promotes the San Fernando Valley’s overall welfare, progress and economic prosperity.