Get used to that nightmarish “Burbank2035” document of a few years ago being used as an excuse for more outside development.
It’s already started.
This is from Crown’s recent mea culpa about why they want to put in 1,000 new “multi-family” apartment units at the old IKEA site:
According to the City’s vision, downtown Burbank is the ideal location for additional new housing in the city. As explained in the City’s General Plan, “Burbank 2035,”
“Downtown Burbank is the civic, shopping, dining, and entertainment center of the city and is also a major employment center. The area has direct and convenient access to public transit including buses and trains, and the compact nature of the street grid facilitates walking and easy pedestrian access. As a community center with transit access, it is appropriate for Downtown to have a higher allowable intensity of development than other areas of the community. The area is well buffered from residential neighborhoods, so any potential effects of higher intensity development on these neighborhoods are minimized.”
Guess what schools these families will soon be attending? Unfortunately, there’s no room at Miller or Emerson for all of these new downtown apartment units, which should make these several proposed projects complete non-starters.
You didn’t think of the schools, did you? — you Burbank staff members who wrote that horrid “Burbank2035” expansion plan. The one that automatically turned Burbank’s manufacturing and commercial zones into future “mixed use” profit centers for the landlording class.
But why should you have cared, really — most of you have gone on to lucrative jobs in the private sector, like Joy Forbes. You were never working for the rest of us.
As for the four council members who actually approved this particular version of Burbank2035 — and it didn’t have to be such — may they each rot in hell. What they’ve done to Burbank with this plan can never be reversed. It absolutely demands big development in town, and considers lack of such to be culpable.
Burbank2035 is a marketing plan for Burbank real estate. Look how it’s being used.