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IMT Project Sherman Oaks – Traffic Study

IMT Sherman Oaks Project – Traffic Study Update

Our Sunkist Project committee, along with involved neighbors, continues to meet with IMT (the Sunkist project’s new owner/developers) IMT Sherman Oaks Project as well as with our Councilmember Ryu’s Planning staff.  It appears some progress is being made at revising the design to be more compatible with our neighborhood—but we have a ways to go!  IMT has listened to our concerns and is considering beneficial revisions.

Our goal is to sufficiently mitigate the significant negative impacts this huge development will bring—so that we end up with a development that BENEFITS our community and our quality of life here in Sherman Oaks, rather than detracts from it!    

Soon, we will be meeting with IMT’s Traffic Study creators.  We have significant concerns about the methods used to create the study, and we’re concerned the study’s conclusions are flawed and thereby underestimate the actual traffic impacts the project will bring.  IMT has been conducting their own community outreach and are representing to neighbors that our community should have no concerns about this project.  However, we have studied the proposed project’s plans in depth and we feel differently!  Through meetings with our neighbors, we know that our concerns are also of concern to a large majority of Councilmember Ryu’s Sherman Oaks constituents, especially in areas closer to the Sunkist site. However, without the benefit of proper studies conducted (and corresponding mitigation measures employed), a development this massive will affect nearly all of Sherman Oaks. Continue reading

September 8 2016 Meeting

The Deadline for submitting comments regarding the Draft EIR has been changed from the original September 10 until September 27.  This will give us all enough time to prepare our comments after this meeting. Please make it if you can!

Sunkist Building Expansion

Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Workshop, It’s not a foregone conclusion!!



Attendees will learn to write and easily submit to LA City Planning effective comments on DEIRs for development projects such as the ICON Sherman Oaks mega- development.

WHEN:       SEPT. 8TH, 6:30-8:30 PM



RSVP:         REQUIRED PLEASE EMAIL JAY BEEBER if you intend to attend


The Draft EIR has been completed and is available for review and comment.  This is the communities opportunity to shape this progress to be an asset rather than an eyesore.


See the neighbors notification at:


See the complete Draft EIR at:

Draft EIR Link:  www.SunkistBuildingExpansion.com/EIR


For More general information about the project go to:



We need help publicizing this meeting so do whatever you can to get the word out, Email, call, text or even personally visit your neighbors…..or if you are ambitious this flyer can be duplicated for handing out door to door. Just let me know if you are able to help in an way.


Workshop is Paid for by Coalition 2PreserveLA
Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, 10940 Wilshire  Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Additional information available at ethics.lacity.org



Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Lambasts IMT Icon Project on Sunkist

The IMT, ICON Project Dog and Pony Show made another stop – with different results!

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC), Land Use Committee Meeting 10/8/2014  (October 8, 2014)

Members of the Committe Ronald Ziff – Chair, Alicia Bartley, Tom Capps, Jackie Diamond, Art Fields, Jeff Kalban, Mikie Maloney, Rick Mayer, Sue Steinberg

The IMT, ICON Project Dog and Pony Show made another stop – with different results!

The representatives of IMT were out again in an attempt to demonstrate what a wonderful project they are proposing on the Sunkist Building Site. About 100 people showed to participate in the democratic process.  The pretty renderings came out and the spin doctors did their best to whitewash the effects of the project.

IMT spent about 20 minutes presenting the project and then the public was allowed about 2 minutes each to express their opinions, concerns and thoughts about the project.  About 25 people spoke in total.  Only 1 person had positive comments.

The energized public brought up a wide range of concerns including traffic, parking, density, safety, water usage, waste disposal, construction concerns, height, historical destruction, aesthetics, setbacks, pedestrian access and not the least of which destruction of open space.  (all of these concerns are outlined clearly in other posts on this site).

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LA Daily News and LA Curbed mention Sunkist Building Expansion

Sherman Oaks Sunkist Building Expansion. As we near the deadline for comments on the Draft EIR Scoping we got a good mention in both the LA DAILY NEWS and CURBED LA. It seems that both articles understand the scope of this project and shed a reasonable light.  Unfortunately the Daily News used a quote “The attorney Armbruster states Armbruster said all the proposals being made for the property are consistent with city zoning codes.”  This is factually incorrect as they are asking for at least 5 major zoning changes to build this project. This is the basis for the EIR and is clearly covered in the Initial Study and Notice of EIR.

I have notified them and I trust that they will address the factual inaccuracies.

That being said they both referenced our website: www.SunkistBuildingExpansion.com .  This has created a huge bump in our traffic and I am sure will help to better inform our community.


Il Villaggio Toscano Project – The Sunkist Project unidentical Twin

David Paul Associates is pushing thru the development of land on Sepulveda Boulevard near Ventura Boulevard near the Sherman Oaks Galleria.  It is similar to the one proposed for the Sunkist Property in many ways.  In August of 2008 the city council voted to approve the project.

On October 3, 2013 Sherman Oaks Residents for a Safe Environment (SORCE) filed a lawsuit against IVT in Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS145096.



The Changing Neighborhood! Sherman Oaks Sunkist Building Project

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IMT Capital, the new owners of the iconic Sunkist Building are proposing a Massive Development and Building project.  They are requesting numerous significant variances to current zoning codes affecting the property.  The large numbers involved in this project are sure to change the character of the surrounding neighborhood.

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