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Prep School Buys Site of Burbank Rancho Residential Project

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A proposal to build 50 houses in Burbank's Rancho neighborhood is dead, just a month after the latest plans were submitted. So it goes. The Burbank Leader reports that developer New Urban West is in escrow to sell the five acre parcel and its existing building to Lycee International de Los Angeles, "a college-preparatory school with a European curriculum." The school likes that the old GM training facility has "large classrooms, an auditorium and a full-service cafeteria." Iain Whyte, a trustee and finance chair for the school, calls it "ready to move in." For those of you mapping it out at home, Lycee already has campuses in Pasadena, Los Feliz, Tarzana, and Santa Ana. According to Whyte, 220 students will initially attend the school, with eventual plans to get up to 350. The new plan isn't expected to generate strong opposition from local equestrians because the school does not have sports, so weekend traffic impacts will be minimal. The school will only need to get an administrative use permit, which is handled by city-staff, and possibly a traffic study. The traffic study would require approval by the planning board.
· School buys Rancho facility [Burbank Leader]
· Burbank Rancho Residents Prefer 50 Houses to 120 Condos [Curbed LA]