After nearly 15 years of planning and discussion, the battle over the fate of one of the last remaining open spaces along the L.A. River is back for another round.
The Weddington family is proposing to build 200 senior condos on a portion of the Weddington Golf and Tennis complex in Studio City – land it has owned for more than a century.
The project, dubbed the Studio City Senior Living Center, would redevelop only about a fourth of the 16-acre property at 4141 Whitsett Ave., demolishing the tennis courts and leaving the nine-hole golf course, driving range and clubhouse in place.
But the portion of the land the family wants to develop abuts the L.A. River, and with the city pushing to revitalize the river into a plush urban oasis, some residents aren’t pleased.
Save L.A. River Open Space, a spinoff of the Studio City Resident’s Association, would even like to raise money to buy the entire property and create a natural wetland habitat.
Read the full story in the Sept. 8 edition of the Business Journal.