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WHAT’S HOME DEPOT DOING IN GLASSELL PARK AND ATWATER VILLAGE?????

Home Depot and Dakota Communications (a high-priced marketing communications firm from the Westside) are telling residents about the 200 new jobs that Home Depot will provide if they go into the vacant Kmart Store.
 
That’s NOT the truth. Richard Green, Home Depot Real Estate Manager, has publicly stated that they want the Kmart site so they can build a BIGGER STORE; TRANSFER the GLENDALE employees to the new GLASSELL PARK STORE, so they can build a NEW BIGGER STORE in GLENDALE and HIRE NEW EMPLOYEES for that store.

HERE’S THE REAL TRUTH:
HOME DEPOT DOES NOT WANT THE FLETCHER SQUARE COMMUNITY DESIGN OVERLAY PLAN (CDO) TO PASS. IF IT PASSES, HOME DEPOT CAN’T BUILD THE MEGA STORE THEY WANT AND COMPLY WITH THE CDO. WE DON’T NEED 4 HOME DEPOTS ALONG SAN FERNANDO ROAD WITHIN AN 8- MILE RADIUS.

GLASSELL PARK AND ATWATER VILLAGE NEEDS BOOK STORES, SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS, COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CLINICS, COFFEE SHOPS, A BANK, GYM, OFFICE SPACE, A PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY BUSINESS CORRIDOR AND LOTS MORE. A MIXED USE, PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY DEVELOPMENT WILL BRING MORE AND HIGHER PAYING JOBS THAN A HOME DEPOT.

THE DEPT. OF PLANNING HAS HEARD THE TRUE COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND HAS DRAFTED THE FLETCHER SQUARE COMMUNITY DESIGN OVERLAY (CDO).  NEARLY 4,000 RESIDENTS OF GLASSELL PARK, CYPRESS PARK, ATWATER VILLAGE, SILVERLAKE, EAGLE ROCK AND MT. WASHINGTON HAVE SIGNED A PETITION IN OPPOSITION TO ANOTHER BIG BOX LIKE HOME DEPOT, AND IN SUPPORT OF THE PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY DESIGN GUIDELINES OF THE CDO.

PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY. ATTEND THE DEPT. OF PLANNING’S PUBLIC HEARING IN GLASSELL PARK
GLASSELL PARK COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER
3750 VERDUGO ROAD @ PUBLIC STORAGE BUILDING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2006 AT 6PM
 

LET THE PLANNING DEPT. KNOW THAT YOU SUPPORT THE FLETCHER SQUARE CDO. HOME DEPOT ONLY CARES ABOUT HOME DEPOT AND ITS STOCKHOLDERS, NOT GLASSELL PARK, ATWATER VILLAGE AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES OF NORTHEAST L.A.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROPOSED FLETCHER SQUARE CDO