BONIN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR PALISADES VILLAGE PROJECT

Project is the “Vibrant Community and Commercial Center the People of the Palisades Need and Deserve”

Citing overwhelming community support for the proposed community and commercial center in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of the Westside district he represents, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin today announced his support for the Palisades Village project.

Bonin released the following statement in support of the project:

Statement of Councilmember Mike Bonin

“The Pacific Palisades has rightly been called ‘Mayberry by the Sea’ because of the small-town feel that makes this one of the most desirable communities in Los Angeles. The Palisades Village project will revitalize downtown Pacific Palisades and bring back an active ‘Main Street’ to the Palisades community. This proposed project is the vibrant community and commercial center that the people of the Palisades need and deserve, and I am proud to support Palisades Village.

“In all my years working for the neighborhoods on the Westside, I have never seen or heard this level of overwhelming public support for a project, and I commend the development team for conducting exceptionally thorough and thoughtful community outreach. In fact, the most frequent comment I have heard about the project is ‘how can we make it happen faster?’

“This is a sensitively-scaled development that does something I usually have to demand and fight developers to do – build less than they are entitled to build, and address many of the concerns raised by neighbors. The Caruso Affiliated team has been eager to work with any neighbors who wanted to share their input, and they did more than just listen – they made real and significant changes in response to that input.

“Palisades Village is the right project for the Palisades and I join with a unified community in voicing my strong support for the project.”

The Palisades Village project is currently undergoing review by the Planning Department and will next be considered by the Planning Commission. More information about the Palisades Village Project can be found at www.palisadesvillageca.com.