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Old 03-28-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle,WA
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Unfortunately in the paper warner center news there was an article that a new owner purchased the shopping center where Cables was. The plans of the new owners according to the article is to tear down the whole shopping center and build apartments. Does Woodland Hills need more apartments?

Even though I live in seattle I'm visiting my parents in Encino for 2 weeks. I have friends who live in Woodland Hills. Sunday I drove around the westfield topanga parking lot for 35 minutes at 3pm before I could actually get a parking spot. Today at the Ralphs parking lot at Topanga and Ventura I also struggled to find a parking spot and the parking lot was very congested.

The new Westfield Promenade project with tons of condos and apartments won't make the woodland hills nieghborhood better but turn woodland hills into a Manhatten New York traffic situation.

Unfortunately people in LA are too snobby to take public transportation unless they are disabled or homeless.

In seattle tons of people in my apartment building don't own cars. My apartment building in Seattle allows only one car per apartment unit and charges $135 a month for parking. On the street near my apartment building in Seattle the whole street is marked with no parking signs.

My Seattle apartment is a block from the under constuction light rail that will go from Seattle international airport to lynnwood,washington. This light rail will open in 2022.

If the city of Los Angeles wants to allow tons of density with apartments people need to give up their love for cars .
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:36 AM
 
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It has to happen regardless. It's like trying to contain your dog in a puppy sized cage, even though he is too big he still wants to live in it. Time to ween him into the new kennel.

Of course, most of the current generations still living here like the car. But newer angelenos down the line will embrace what has been placed for them.
You, me, my parents, our grandparents have been conditioned to believe that a city with mainly cars and like 1% public transit is normal. But it's not.
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Seattle,WA
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It has to happen regardless. It's like trying to contain your dog in a puppy sized cage, even though he is too big he still wants to live in it. Time to ween him into the new kennel.

Of course, most of the current generations still living here like the car. But newer angelenos down the line will embrace what has been placed for them.
You, me, my parents, our grandparents have been conditioned to believe that a city with mainly cars and like 1% public transit is normal. But it's not.
A big city with mainly cars and 1% public transit isn't normal at all.
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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never seen someone so obsessed with the place they used to live before. Especially an inconsequential place like Woodland Hills that nobody here even cares about unless they live there
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Property owners will generally look for the best and highest use for their property.
Especially if someone just bought the property it's not surprising they would want to redevelop it .
There is a demand for new housing in the area otherwise people wouldn't be building it .
Anybody that has the millions to develop is going to do their research to see if there is demand.

There will be more of this happening .. more density ..all over the valley and the city .
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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All up and down the state, in any "hip" area, we are seeing commercial and industrial sites being rezoned into dense pack for the surging Millennials.
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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All up and down the state, in any "hip" area, we are seeing commercial and industrial sites being rezoned into dense pack for the surging Millennials.
Or just simply a growing population.

But I know what you mean. Some say the Millennials spawned from a hole discovered in Nevada.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:45 PM
 
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Unfortunately in the paper warner center news there was an article that a new owner purchased the shopping center where Cables was. The plans of the new owners according to the article is to tear down the whole shopping center and build apartments. Does Woodland Hills need more apartments?

Even though I live in seattle I'm visiting my parents in Encino for 2 weeks. I have friends who live in Woodland Hills. Sunday I drove around the westfield topanga parking lot for 35 minutes at 3pm before I could actually get a parking spot. Today at the Ralphs parking lot at Topanga and Ventura I also struggled to find a parking spot and the parking lot was very congested.

The new Westfield Promenade project with tons of condos and apartments won't make the woodland hills nieghborhood better but turn woodland hills into a Manhatten New York traffic situation.

Unfortunately people in LA are too snobby to take public transportation unless they are disabled or homeless.

In seattle tons of people in my apartment building don't own cars. My apartment building in Seattle allows only one car per apartment unit and charges $135 a month for parking. On the street near my apartment building in Seattle the whole street is marked with no parking signs.

My Seattle apartment is a block from the under constuction light rail that will go from Seattle international airport to lynnwood,washington. This light rail will open in 2022.

If the city of Los Angeles wants to allow tons of density with apartments people need to give up their love for cars .
You don't know what you're talking about. Plenty of people in LA now take mass transit.

I did it for 5 years, took Metrolink from Van Nuys to downtown, loved it.

Who do you think is riding these trains like the Gold Line? Mostly people getting to work.

You go to a busy shopping mall on a Sunday and you're surprised you had to drive around for parking? If you were here for two weeks visiting, here's a tip go to the mall on Monday. As the old song says "what a difference a day makes".

Just like anywhere else, from NJ to CA shopping malls are going to be busiest on weekends.

If tourists in Seattle go to Pike Place Market on a weekend, it's going to be busier than on a weekday.

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never seen someone so obsessed with the place they used to live before. Especially an inconsequential place like Woodland Hills that nobody here even cares about unless they live there
Amazing isn't it?
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I think more people don't take public transit because it doesn't work for their particular commute rather than out of snobbiness . There is definitely a car culture in L.A still though. Many view cars as a status symbol rather than simply transportation .



There are parts of L.A that are already so dense and traffic clogged that it's not pleasant to drive in . Much of the westside , Hollywood and definitely downtown la .
Parking is expensive and or scarce in these areas too .
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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This ^^^^^^^^^.
My commute is 17.2 miles and usually takes 30 - 40 minutes door to door. I live within a half mile of both a Metro rail station and a bus transit hub. The Metro rail lines go no where near where I work which happens to be next to an airport. According to Metro's own trip planner, my commute by bus would take 120 - 180 minutes.
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