PLANNING COMMISSION VOTES THAT FREEWAY SERVING FAST FOOD BUSINESSES ARE “OK” IN ACTON
THE DOOR IS NOW WIDE OPEN FOR ANY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN ACTON BECAUSE PROJECTS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO BE LOW-INTENSITY OR COMMUNITY SERVING!!!!!
Dateline Tuesday September 16, 2015. Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission voted today to approve the freeway-dependent Taco Bell “drive-thru” fast food business. The vote was taken quickly by the Commissioners without discussion or comment on the concerns raised by the community or the nearly 150 letters of opposition that had been filed. Residents from Acton pointed out that the project does not comply with the CSD, the zoning code, the Countywide General Plan or the Antelope Valley Area Plan. They also pointed out that the developer’s own traffic study showed the project would reduce cumulative traffic service levels at the Crown Valley intersection from a “C” to a “D” [The only thing worse than a “D” is an “F”]. None of these concerns were discussed or even noted by the Commissioners.
With this vote, the Planning Commission has completely reversed its position regarding freeway-serving commercial businesses in Acton. Just a few short months ago, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to “prohibit high-intensity regional commercial uses that serve travelers along State Route 14” Today, it voted to approve a new high-intensity regional fast food “drive-thru” business that will pull more than 1000 car trips off the freeway and through our community every day.
NOW THERE IS NOTHING TO STOP RITE AID, DOLLAR GENERAL,
OR ANY OTHER FREEWAY-SERVING BUSINESS IN ACTON…….
If you are concerned about this, and want to know what can be done, please come to the Acton Town Council meeting on Monday, September 21 at the Acton-Agua Dulce Library. The meeting begins at 7:30.