The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) has voted to recommend the Weddington Golf & Tennis Estate in Studio City as a Historic-Cultural Monument, the future home of River Park, said President Rick Commons in a Email from September 14th with.
Five months ago, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission encouraged the Los Angeles City Council to designate Weddington Golf & Tennis a Historic Monument. The new decision allows the site to retain its distinctive architectural features, including the putting green, clubhouse and golf ball floodlights. Weddington’s general recreational use will also be maintained while River Park construction continues as planned.
The school encourages the community to share their support in a public setting
Commons said he was looking forward to developments at River Park at Weddington Golf & Tennis.
“This is an important milestone for the project,” said Commons. “Today’s decision is the first in a series of city reviews of our River Park plan. In addition to today’s PLUM Committee recommendation, the city will distribute the project’s draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for public review and comment. We expect the city to hold a series of public hearings in early 2022 to reach a decision on the project. “
To ensure the approval process is successful, the school will host public hearings, both through Zoom and in person, for members of the Harvard-Westlake community to show their support for River Park.
Students express their perspectives on the construction of the River Park
Girls tennis player Tanya Anand ’24 said she was glad the recent decision will allow members of the Studio City community to continue enjoying the facilities at Weddington Golf & Tennis.
“[The recent news is] exciting because it means Weddington can maintain features that many Studio City residents enjoy, [including] Access to the tennis courts and the driving range, ”said Anand. “Now a historic monument, more people will be able to enjoy it [amenities]. “
Boys soccer player Omar Rivera ’24 said the River Park development will give students and local residents access to larger facilities, but is concerned about the project’s impact on student athletes.
“River Park as a concept is a good idea, but its impact on future athletes can be detrimental,” said Rivera. “The project may have a negative impact on certain sports teams, such as the golf team, who are forced to move. Share anyway [the facilities at] Weddington with the rest of the Studio City community [would be] an advantage, as it would offer the local children a state-of-the-art facility nearby, where they can be interested in sports. “