WE oppose "the view" condo
LA SUPERIOR COURT CASE NO. BS172990
UHA II representatives originally met with LA County Regional Planning staff and representatives of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to discuss our concerns about the proposed development of an out-of-scale 88-unit condo called "The View" at 5101 Overhill Drive on May 22, 2017. As a result of our efforts, the initial May 31st public hearing on the project was continued to August 2nd. (UHA II also met with the developer to discuss potential changes to the project, but the developer refused to consider any of our suggested modifications to the project.)
More than 100 neighbors attended the public hearing of the LA County Regional Planning Commission on August 2, 2017, and gave compelling fact-based testimony to represent our community's interests. We invite you to view the full video of the August 2nd Public Hearing of the LA County Regional Planning Commission. Community members offered more than 70 public comments, and the hearing lasted more than 3 hours! Despite the public outcry from residents who live, vote, and pay property taxes in the immediate neighborhood of the proposed condo project, the Regional Planning Commission voted 3–1 to approve the developer's application. In response, UHA II and 17 local homeowners filed an appeal with the LA County Board of Supervisors, and another public hearing was held on October 24th.
On October 24, 2017, the LA County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on UHA II's filed appeal opposing the Regional Planning Commission's August 2nd approval of "The View." At the October 24th public hearing of the appeal and again at the final hearing on November 21, more than 100 neighbors attended to show their opposition to the proposed condo project, and about 40 people offered highly credible testimony against the development (click here to view the Oct. 24th hearing and skip to the 2:35:30 mark).
See "UHA II Next Steps" above to help Save Windsor Hills and View Park from a dangerous and illegal 88-unit condo development. Use the links below to educate yourself about this important issue. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Take a stand.
UHA II OPPOSES "THE VIEW"
After our appeal of the Regional Planning Commission's decision to approve "The View" condo project was officially rejected by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors in 2018, UHA II filed a lawsuit alleging that the County and the developer violated the California Environmental Quality Act and seeking injunctive and declaratory relief from this harmful development. A hearing on our lawsuit was held on June 14, 2019 by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who issued a ruling on June 27th that set aside the project's entitlements and requires the County and the developer to prepare an EIR to properly identify and mitigate all of the project's environmental impacts. In other words, WE WON!!! We want to thank everyone who supported our effort to win this important lawsuit - we are honored to represent and work with a group of neighbors who accept the idea that our community is worth fighting for and who believe that everyone is accountable for their actions and policies and how they impact our community!