The May 2008 Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association newsletter gives a brief update on the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsmen's Lodge at Ventura Blvd and Coldwater Canyon. The hotel will remain and will actually be expanded, but most of the parking and banquet space gets the heave-ho. Naturally, everyone is ready to lose their minds over traffic.
"Restaurant and retail buildings one and two story would be built along Ventura Blvd and Coldwater Canyon as well as within the larger property. The hotel would be increased from 147 to 163 rooms. Since the new retail and restaurant buildings would be built on what is now an existing parking area, parking structures would be built in the interior of the site... The critical question is whether this intensified use of the property would create more traffic problems on Ventura Blvd and Coldwater Canyon..." We love questions that answer themselves. The newsletter notes that the developer is still preparing a traffic study so we'll wait in quiet anticipation to find out if traffic will be better or worse.
· May 2008 Newsletter [SOHA]
· CurbedWire: Memorial Weekend Edition [Curbed LA]