LOS ANGELES, CA, December 19, 2018 – The Los Feliz Improvement Association (LFIA) announced today that it has reached a settlement with the developer Western and Franklin, LLC, in their suit challenging the City’s approval of a 97,334 square-foot, mixed-use project at the corner of Franklin and Western Avenues in Los Feliz.
LFIA was pleased with the developer’s willingness to work on items of significant interest to the community. Notable changes to the project include allocation of additional affordable housing units and transportation improvements consisting of a redesigned driveway and potential protected turn phases in the intersection. Further details of the settlement include the creation of a tree-replanting fund for Franklin Ave. and the establishment of a community benefit fund that will serve the entire community for years to come.
While the LFIA was reluctant to file suit in this matter, it often takes this type of activism and the willingness to litigate when necessary to make a better project for the community. The viability of the specific plan for the area (known as the Vermont/Western Station Neighborhood Area Plan, or “SNAP”) and environmental issues continue to be of vital importance to LFIA and its membership. LFIA Zoning Committee Chair Alex Kondracke stressed, “The LFIA will continue to fight for affordable housing and sustainable development in our community.”
Founded in 1916 The Los Feliz Improvement Association (LFIA) advocates for quality of life issues affecting the thousands of people living in Los Feliz.