Save Shadow Hills

$7,535 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 30 months
JD Barrale
on behalf of Noel Weiss

Thanks again for the support we have received this far. We wanted to update you on where we stand as of today August 1, 2017

Our initial funding has gone to our Attorney. Our Appeal will be heard (or at least scheduled to be )in October/November of 2017. We will be working on continuimg our funds drive so we can be covered for the remaining costs of our legal battle.

We also will be having a fundraiser to bring the community, family and friends together and raise money for a worthy cause.

Here are the details on that:

Date: Saturday September 30, 2017 6-9pm

                  11270 Dominica Avenue
                  Sylmar, California 91342

There will be Food, Drinks, Live Music, and Auction with 
Great Prizes.

If your a local, we hope to see you there, it should be a great evening!

 What do you love about Shadow Hills ?  The horses,  goats, chickens, llamas, the"country living" ?   Perhaps it's our beautiful sunsets or the mountains that surround our community.  The stars in our night skies.  The neighbors that are always willing to lend a hand ?   The list could go on and on,  and for each of us it may be a little different but nowhere on that list is   Commercial Development !  And that's  what is threatening  our little piece of heaven and our way of life.    

For the past two years we have been fighting City Hall to stop this project.    Initially  the neighborhood  met with our  Councilman where we were greeted  politely  but offered no support.    Then onto  City Planning, then Planning and Land use Management  (PLUM), then the City Council and finally court.                                                                 Why ?    
A  proposed 10 acre {zoned A1} development at :
                     11038 & 11070 Peoria Street

Right next to our  homes ! I mean RIGHT NEXT TO, no buffer no open space nothing  between a commercial development and single family homes in an equestrian zoned neighborhood.   
                                            The  development consisting of
TWO  100,000 sq ft buildings, one 5 stories high, one 7 stories high including  a loading dock of almost 4,000 sq ft.  (that will virtually impede some of our neighbors view of those gorgeous sunsets !) A parking lot for over 300 cars ! 
                                What is this business ? 
We were initially told it would be a production film studio,  and that's what all the permits state,  with an adjacent warehouse for operational support.  Later we discovered the warehouse will actually  be the home of the developers already established PARTY and  EVENTS RENTAL  business.  It will operate  
                           24 HRS A  DAY, 7 DAYS   a week !

 That's right trucks with tables, chairs, furniture, lighting, and cutlery. Everything needed for a wedding or large commercial events, including port a potties, will be rumbling down our peaceful  residential   streets.   Stonehurst ,   Art, Wheatland,  Peoria  past  Stonehurst  Elementary School at all hours of the day and night.         

                                NO  RESTRICTIONS !

This project does not belong next to single family,  horse keeping homes.   The adjacent  area dates back to the 1950's and still has some original families residence.   Right around the corner is  Stonehurst Historical area which dates back to the 1920's.

                    PLEASE HELP US FIGHT CITY HALL

                           If we don't stop this inappropriate use of land next to our homes your neighborhood could be next.

We need to send a message to City Hall they cannot make up the rules as they go along in regards to zoning and city planning.

All funds raised go directly to our Law Firm to pay for our legal fees.

THANK YOU for reading this and for your support. 


Under my updates folder I've included a Color Map of the proposed studio location.}
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Thanks to everyone who has shared our campaign, your support is really appreciated. We have extended our fundraising date to December 26. If you have any questions, happy to answer.
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We have been extended to accept funding up to December 15. Grateful for that. If you have any questions, happy to help.
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Many Thanks to all who have supported us this far, we basically have until Dec. 5 to complete our funding. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Updated Map of location
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Thanks for the donations, much appreciated. I have included a map so you can see where the proposed development is to the community
Map of area with proposed development
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$7,535 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 30 months
Created November 15, 2016
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Kathleen Tait
20 months ago

I grew up in Burbank and went to high school with friends who lived in Shadow Hills. I'd visit their homes often, and Shadow Hills was always an escape for me, with its big lots, horses, stone houses, and relaxed country feeling. Through the many years since high school, it's managed to maintain that special neighborhood-away-from-it-all feeling. The prospect of someone building these huge buildings and 24/7 business next to this unique enclave is disgusting! Too many of our neighborhoods in Los Angeles are being destroyed by greed and poor planning. Don't let it happen here!

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