The draft environmental impact report for local developer M David Paul's il Villaggio Toscano (translation: Tuscan Village) apartment project at the corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and Camarillo St has emerged, as have some more details about the Killefer Flammang-designed 500-unit development. Sitting on a site directly next to the 101/405 interchange (one image in the gallery illustrates just how close this project is to the freeways), the development will consist of a cluster of 8-story buildings, all arranged a courtyard with multiple-themed gardens (maze garden, herb garden, orchard garden) on the plaza level. It’s expected that a specialty grocery store would be the anchor tenant. A total of 1,470 parking spaces will be available in a four-level garage (two levels will be underground). Among the variances sought by the developer: They're asking to build higher—to 100 feet—about 25 feet higher than currently allowed. Additionally, it looks like that group fighting the project--"Il Villagio Toscano is a massive new development project that is proposed for the corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and Camarillo" is one of their chants---is still keeping close tabs on the development.
· Sherman Oaks' Il Villaggio Toscano Goes On the Offensive [Curbed LA]
· STOP IL VILLAGGIO TOSCANO [Official Site]