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School to Hold Meeting to Discuss GM Site in Rancho Neighborhood

This coming Thursday, March 22nd, the Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) school will be hosting a community meeting to discuss their proposal to open a private school on the site of the General Motors Training Facility at 1105 Riverside Drive. The proposed school would replace the existing proposal by developer New Urban West to build 50 single family homes on the site.

The meeting will be held Thursday, March 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. at the Buena Vista Library Community Room, located at 300 N. Buena Vista Street.

The meeting was scheduled by, and will be hosted by, the LILA school. This information is being provided only as a courtesy and does not constitute an official public notice. This meeting is not being hosted by the City and does not fulfill any public meeting requirements for the zoning application process. LILA has not submitted an application to the City of Burbank.

City staff will be present at the meeting to answer questions about the City process and zoning requirements. Staff will be there to answer questions only, not to take public input on the project or discuss the merits of the project. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide feedback to the school as they consider moving forward with their proposal. The City will have an official community meeting to solicit public input at a later time, if and when an application has been filed.

If you have questions about Thursday’s meeting, please contact Michael Forbes at mforbes@ci.burbank.ca.us or 818-238-5250.

REPORT: School to Buy GM Site in Rancho From New Urban West

According to a story Tuesday by Andrew Khouri of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, New Urban West has given up their fight to build condos on the old GM site in the Rancho District.

According to the story, New Urban West entered into a 90 day escrow with The Lycee International de Los Angeles school to buy the property.  If something goes wrong during the escrow, New Urban West will go ahead with their plans.

There is no news as to what the school will do with the property.  The school first started in 1978 in a house in Van Nuys with 30 students and today boasts campuses in the West Valley, Pasadena, Orange County and on Los Feliz with their corporate headquarters still in Van Nuys.