Saturday, July 7, 2007
WEBSITE CREATED TO INFORM COMMUNITY OF POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENTAL THREATS
Newly Created Freeway Through The Cahuenga Pass
Historic postcard collection - The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
The following information was sent to the Museum Community of the San Fernando Valley by Richard Bogy and Roy P. Disney. The educational and historical integrity of Campo de Cahuenga is at stake in this commercial expansion.
On behalf of the NBC Universal / MTA Working Group we’re pleased to introduce you to our new website. You can visit us at: http://nbcuworkinggroup.com
The NBC Universal / MTA Working Group is a federation of eleven long-established community organizations and four Neighborhood Councils, who represent the residential and business communities around the NBC Universal Studios and the Universal MTA site. The combined organizations of the Working Group represent more than 100,000 constituents and well over 1,000,000 annual stakeholders. The Working Group was formed after the announcement that NBC Universal would seek to develop and expand their existing facilities at Universal Studios and Theme Park / Hollywood and they would also exercise their option to develop the MTA Universal site, adjacent to the historic Campo de Cahuenga.
As currently presented, this development and construction project would represent one of the largest private construction projects in Los Angeles history. Some of the currently proposed and potential elements include:
MTA site: Up to 1.4 Million square feet of new development
Office tower(s) up to 26 floors in height
Hotel and condo tower up to 34 floors in height
Production facilities up to 100 feet in height
Illuminated and animated billboards and signage
Parking towers – up to 10 total floors in height & 4500 parking spaces
All to be constructed on less than 10 acres of build able space and with
a planned completion date of June 2010
NBC Universal site: Up to 1.0 Million square feet of net new building space
Just under 3000 new homes and living units
A new hotel tower
A Reinvigorated and expanded City Walk complex
Reinvigorated tour spaces
New and additional production spaces
The proposed developments will be constructed in one of the most traffic chocked corridors of the City, including Barham Boulevard , the Cahuenga Pass and Cahuenga corridor, Lankershim / Cahuenga Boulevards and the combined 101 and 134 freeways.
This Group is committed to working in partnership with GE / NBC Universal and any and all developers of the properties to ensure a final project that will benefit NBC Universal, MTA, and the developers as well as preserving and enhancing the quality of life for those residents and communities that neighbor to and are directly affected by the projects.
Please visit our website often as the information contained within it will change on a regular basis. If you would like more information please contact us as shown in the website.
Roy P. Disney Richard Bogy
NBC Universal / MTA Working Group NBC / Universal MTA Working Group
General Chairman Vice Chair
Outreach and Communications