FV Crossings = Form-Based Code High Density and Anything Goes Zoning. There is no going back!
DO NOT TRUST CITY HALL. HIGH DENSITY HOUSING IS COMING!!
The Planning Commission unanimously approved FV Crossings in the May 10, 2017 trainwreck of a meeting. The televised meeting playback clearly reflects they did not read it. Watch the video here.
As of 6/6/2018 Well, here we go! :(
Get ready, Fountain Valley. City Hall just released all this for FV Crossings...the 162 acres newly rezoned for mixed use at the 405 Freeway at Ellis/Euclid.
Check out the very telling quote by Planning Director Matt at timestamp 0:35: "We are looking for DEVELOPERS and new businesses to work with existing property owners in the area to unleash the retail, office and residential opportunities." Yes, City Hall is surely seeking developers. (Developers = stack and pack high density housing -- just like HB, CM, etc).
Check out timestamp 0:35 on thisvideo..."We are looking for DEVELOPERS and new businesses to work with existing property owners...." Yes, City Hall is surely seeking developers. (Developers = stack and pack high density housing -- just like HB, CM, etc).
See the map,here, of where the new, super expensive housing units of up to 6 stories will be on page 8 (of course it can all change for even more housing, as that's in the plans for those who read them. The Planning Director was given alot of power). City Council approved the still tremendously flawed EIR as is, ignoring Planning Commission recommendations for 2 parking spaces per unit. Yes, City Council approved the deeply flawed EIR with the most minimal parking per unit so it'll be more lucrative to the developers they are anxious to see come in. You see, it would cost more for lucrative parking! ;)
More marketing materialhere.
How many hotels for the FV Crossings area? How can hotel(s) come in, since there is no open space? What about the existing businesses that don't own their land?
Wonder what the costs were for the video and all these brand new marketing materials. Months ago, it was well over a million dollars... $1,000,000!
As a reminder, the 405 Freeway Improvement Project has started and we'll really be feeling all the traffic congestion, lane closures, bridge work, and more -- this Fall.... for the next 7+ years per OCTA.
It is of great concern no one is talking about this. I certainly have been for the last several years. The still very defective FV Crossings Plan was never read by our Planning Commission and City Council. That's especially clear by viewing the May, 10 2017 Planning Commission video on both the City's website and mine. For someone who has really read all the plans, it is extremely painful to watch.
Then, there's that one Facebook Forum that will shut you down completely if you even try to mention your concerns for property owners ousting their commercial tenants, even more unnecessary traffic, no greenspace for children to play, high density housing of up to 6 stories coming with very little parking, and more. It is all in place to shut you down.
I'm talking about our "nice place to live" and you can, too.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY CROSSINGS is a done deal:
-Since the rezoning passed, the commercial property owners in this light industrial / manufacturing area may oust their tenants and replace it with high density housing of up to 6 stories. City Hall worked fast and furious to pass this, as the 405 Freeway Expansion starts soon. Our streets & freeway will be negatively impacted for 7+ years. IT'S MAJOR! See the lefthand side. When the zoning changed in Huntington Beach, leases for businesses were converted to month-to-month, then the business owners were given a short time to vacate their longtime business locations.
The City Council Members unanimously approved Fountain Valley Crossings... the largest redevelopment in our City's history. Mayor Michael Vo, Mayor Protem Steve Nagel, Council Member John Collins, and Council Member Cheryl Brothers. They approved the EIR as is, ignoring approved Planning Commission recommendations for 2 parking spaces per unit. They approved the most minimal parking per unit so it'll be more lucrative to the developers City Hall is anxious to see come in. You see, it would cost more for lucrative parking! ;)