Talaria Project Review Will Continue Next Week

By On October 8, 2014

Sometimes marathons cannot be run in a day.

Burbank’s City Council reviewed the “Talaria” project as they held a public meeting Tuesday night during their weekly gathering.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The proposed Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project would re-develop 3.86 acres of property with 241 residential units and a 42,950 square foot Whole Foods Market. The project is slated to be built on Alameda between the Hollywood Way off ramp and California St.

After several hours of public testimony, input, pleading and even a video presentation, the five City Council members starting asking questions of their own to City staff and consultants.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Many of the questions were based on residents’ concerns regarding traffic in the area and parking for not only the apartments, but also the Whole Foods store slated for the bottom of the development.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Developer Michael Cusumano (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Michael Cusumano, who will be the property developer, confirmed that he does have a signed agreement with Whole Foods to occupy the space allocated for the store.

After more than five hours, the questioning continued by Council members past midnight. Mayor David Gordon suspended the meeting to next Tuesday night where it will be continued from the exact point it was stopped. No further public comment will be taken until after the meeting.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)