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A NEIGHBOR COALITION TO HELP ENHANCE OUR CANYON
The Myths

This opportunity to Enhance Our Canyon is under siege by local Councilman Paul Koretz who refuses to accept the facts, and hear our voices in favor of his minority opposition who NEVER have taken a tour of the project or consulted with the developer, launch misinformed petitions, spread misinformation with political agenda, in an attempt to hijack this opportunity for us as a community and city. As the silent majority will no longer be silent. Support our coalition. ADD YOUR NAME TODAY.

FACT: This claim is simply NOT true. Bulgari Resort Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind boutique hideaway, and according to an economic analysis prepared by CBRE, Bulgari Resort Los Angeles is estimated to increase property values.

FACT: We have revised our project based on the feedback from our community and have reduced our project by 43%. We are proposing a 58-room hotel, with 260 parking spaces, and 8 homes.

FACT: Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will be good for Benedict Canyon and its uniquely designed integrated plan fits seamlessly into the canyon, is nearly invisible from surrounding streets and provides amenities to the community, a dog park, enhance infrastructure and increases property values.

FACT: There are numerous non-residential properties ranging in size throughout the Santa Monica Mountains, including:

  • The Getty Center
  • Hotel Bel-Air
  • MountainGate Country Club
  • Beverly Glen Shopping Center
  • Shopping centers in Laurel and Roscomare Canyons
  • Skirball Cultural Center and many more.

Many of these projects were approved by limiting development and uses in a specific plan. These projects DID NOT result in a conversion of our beautiful canyons (including Benedict Canyon) for commercial purposes. Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will be the same and should be allowed to proceed free of political agenda by the Councilman.

FACT: Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will NOT have a gate right at the entrance on Hutton. There is approximately 600 feet of internal road leading to the valet, providing ample room to reduce any notable vehicle impact at this location. In fact, Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will have one of the longest approaches in Southern California.

Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will have sufficient on-site parking for workers and guests, which will be invisible from the street. This will ensure that any new cars won’t end up on neighborhood streets.

FACT: Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will be voluntarily preparing a full mobility plan that will use the best-practices available to reduce employee and guest vehicle trips. A comprehensive traffic analysis will be completed and will be available to the public once it’s finalized.

FACT: No new roads outside of Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will be built. Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will improve existing internal private roads, and construct one new internal road to provide access from Hutton Drive.

FACT: Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will be a tranquil, boutique escape catering to those seeking a quiet stay in a natural setting. The project has been thoughtfully designed to reduce notable noise that may be audible beyond the property line, and all sound levels will be strictly monitored.

FACT: In the City of Los Angeles, development projects are decided on their own merits. This project will not set a precedent, as each project is individually considered and would be required to go through an extensive public process, just like Bulgari Resort Los Angeles.

Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will have far fewer impacts than what is allowed under the existing zoning, which would allow for multiple tracks of large homes without screening to be built, no specific plan or continuity; and alter the ridge line. Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will be mostly invisible from many nearby streets preserving the ridgeline while maintaining a commitment to environmental and wildlife stewardship and respect the natural topography of the canyon. No laws need to be changed for Bulgari Resort Los Angeles since local and state rules specifically have a process for unique circumstances like Bulgari Resort Los Angeles.

FACT: The retaining walls are necessary to ensure the ridgeline and the canyon’s natural topography is preserved. Most, if not all, of the retaining walls will not be visible from nearby streets. The retaining walls will be screened with landscaping.

FACT: Just the opposite! Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will improve safety in our community. Infrastructure in Benedict Canyon will be improved with better safety access and voluntarily created conservation areas, guaranteeing Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will always be approximately 75% open-space.

FACT: Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will preserve the vast majority of existing trees on the property, and will add more than 1,000 new native trees to the property, substantially improving the tree-canopy and helping to prevent landslides and flooding; thus creating an ecological and environmental sanctuary.

FACT: Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will use state-of-the-art sustainable building materials that are cleaner, safer, and reduce truck trips when compared to conventional construction.

A nearly “balanced” site is planned, which means there will be no need for any significant removal. Although no earth hauling off-site is anticipated, a provision for minimal removal of excess dirt, if necessary, is included in project’s application as a precaution.

FACT: Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will be a tranquil, boutique escape catering to those seeking a quiet stay in a natural setting. The project has been thoughtfully designed to reduce notable noise that may be audible beyond the property line, and all sound levels will be strictly monitored. Bulgari Resort Los Angeles, has removed its dedicated ballroom space, thus, will not have the capacity for big parties, unlike the Bel-Air and Beverly Hills Hotel. Further, because guests at Bulgari Resort Los Angeles will expect peace and quiet, having large parties would be inconsistent with the nature and serenity of Bulgari Resort Los Angeles.

SUPPORT & STAY INFORMED

Help us support responsible development that improves our neighborhood with new enhanced fire and life safety, a dog park, increased property values, wildlife stewardship, 75% open space, while creating jobs for Angelenos and respecting the environment. Ensure your support is registered here, and the spreading of false information is stopped. Hold election officials accountable. Join hundreds who have already clicked to support above and want to Enhance Our Canyon and the City of Los Angeles.

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