Save Coldwater Canyon has stopped the destruction of the West side of Coldwater Canyon from development by the Harvard-Westlake school. In November 2017, the school announced that it has put its plans to build a garage, field and bridge on Coldwater “on hold” “indefinitely”. It plans instead to seek additional parking on the East side on the existing campus and has purchased the Weddington Golf and Tennis club for expanding its recreational purposes.
We are very thankful that the school recognized the overwhelming opposition to this now former project, and we will work with our fellow neighborhood groups to help make sure the school honors its stated commitment to maximizing the open spaces of that land and to minimize the negative impact to the surrounding community. We are especially pleased to hear the school’s stated commitment to preserving the LA river walkway on the Weddington property.
The Santa Monica Mountains are home to rare and diverse species of wildlife – many sensitive, threatened, and declining. We support the efforts of Citizens for LA Wildlife (CLAW) to protect mountain lions and other large mammals, whose habitats are reduced and fragmented by encroaching development and ever-increasing building density in our mountain range.
The developer is proposing a 99-room hotel, plus parking for 708 cars, with 80 foot maximum building heights, multiple subterranean parking structures, and over a mile of cement retaining walls right in the middle of a residential neighborhood. This proposed hotel and zoning change is the biggest threat to the Santa Monica Mountains in 100 years.
If the city council allows this unprecedented change, it would impact everyone who lives north of Sunset and south of Ventura — from Los Feliz to the Pacific Palisades.
For more information on how you can help stop this project, please visit: https://saveourcanyon.la/