Save Our Neighborhood

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A developer named Scott Anastasi wants to tear down the credit union at 2409 Arlington Ave. in Torrance, CA and replace it with twenty two-story, two-car garage houses.

This neighborhood already is congested with an insane amount of traffic. Torrance Elementary School, Torrance High School, Torrance Park, Wilson Park, the Torrance Unified School District maintenance yard, Kurt T. Sherry Continuation High School, Zamperini Stadium and the new swim stadium all affect traffic at the intersection of Arlington and Lincoln, where the credit union currently stands. (And remember: high school = teenage drivers.)

Traffic has increased so drastically in recent years due to all of the construction and new housing in the area, the city had to add two crossing guards to handle the volume of cars and people weekday mornings and afternoons. It's a bit scary to watch them risking life and limb to stop rushing traffic on Arlington, which has no signal or 4-way stop sign. Even with a signal or stop, forty more cars would place a significant negative impact on this small neighborhood.

Please help us reach the Torrance city council and convince them this project is not right for this intersection. It will overcrowd the neighborhood and create a traffic nightmare worse than the one we currently have.

The planning commission for the City of Torrance found in our favor at a public hearing on Wednesday, April 18. The developer has appealed the decision. Please sign this petition, write the city council to help us exhort them to uphold the planning commission's recommendation, and attend the meeting on June 19th.

Feel free to compose your own email, but to save you time and effort, we've created a short, to-the-point message you can copy/paste into a quick email and shoot off to them. Please do so as soon as you can. The hearing will be Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm in the council chamber at Torrance City Hall - 3031 Torrance Blvd.

Thank you for signing this petition, and for your continued support.

Addresses for the mayor and city council members:

Mayor Pat Furey: pfurey@TorranceCA.gov
Heidi Ann Ashcraft: Hashcraft@TorranceCA.gov
Tim Goodrich: Tgoodrich@TorranceCA.gov
Mike Griffiths: Mgriffiths@TorranceCA.gov
Milton S. Herring: Mherring@TorranceCA.gov
Geoff Rizzo: Grizzo@TorranceCA.gov
Kurt Weideman: Kweideman@TorranceCA.gov

Email to copy if you like:

Dear _____,
I am writing with regard to the property at 2409 Arlington Ave. Please uphold the planning commission's recommendation to deny the zoning change requested by developer Scott Anastasi.

The neighborhood in which he wishes to build already is overcrowded with several high density townhouse developments and apartment buildings. It is heavily impacted with traffic not just from residents, but from nearby venues including Torrance Elementary School, Torrance High School, Torrance Park, Wilson Park, the Torrance Unified School District maintenance yard, Kurt T. Sherry Continuation High School, Zamperini Stadium, and the new aquatic center, as well as trains that pass constantly.

Please allow this neighborhood to retain its character and current population level, and deny the change requested by the developer.

Thank you.

 

 



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