When Sun Valley Jose Mier launched this website we did it with one goal in mind: to promote how are special community. We’ve always said that Sun Valley is unique when compared to other cities throughout the San Fernando Valley but we seem to be on the cusp of a construction boom that is remaking our city and slowly but surely Sun Valley is becoming one of the premier locations within greater Los Angeles. Yet another apartment complex is on the books to begin construction. It will be a three story, 100+ unit building to be located at 8465 Glenoaks Blvd. Residents in this area know well the location is quite close to the intersection of Glenoaks and Hollywood Way. Currently there are residential houses located here in the development will necessitate their destruction and removal.
This stretch of Glenoaks is usually very quiet and except for rush hour traffic—lots of cars getting on and off Interstate 5 at this location—the street is usually wide open, free of traffic and where most drivers zip down the road at higher speeds. Apartment development is always a double edged sword, however. A fairly large unit such as the one proposed will, of course, mean increased traffic and congestion in the area due to higher population density. This section of Glenoaks this also divided by a median, making turns onto Glenoaks from streets which feed onto it difficult at times, especially when there’s higher traffic levels.
All this needs to be taken into account. Regardless, new construction in this area means more Sun Valley jobs and more people moving into this area and increases our tax base and revenue. New, modern construction, depending on the design, can also have the effect of increasing the visual appeal of the area. This is not the only apartment building project slated to begin in Sun Valley. Others in the Lankershim area of our city as well as the NoHo Metro redevelopment will also contribute to an overall improvement in the look and feel of our community as well as boosting the economy. Sun Valley continues to improve in many areas and this is just one more example. It’s yet another reason Sun Valley Jose Mier takes pride in our growing, improving community.
Sun Valley Jose Mier has been a proponent of our community from day one. Compared to any other location in the San Fernando Valley we feel that Sun Valley has more than its share of perks to offer those who live here. However, just like our neighbors in North Hollywood, which has undergone a renaissance in recent years and has become a mecca for the arts and entertainment crowd, Sun Valley is poised to do the same.
New developments, both recently completed as well as those slated to begin will contribute too making Sun Valley an even more attractive place to live and which, we feel, will rival North Hollywood as a desirable living location. One of those projects on the books will be an apartment complex on north Glenoaks Boulevard. The redevelopment of this area, now home mostly to restaurants and storefronts will add an aspect of sophistication to the area. New tenants at this apartment building will also provide increased revenue for those same restaurants and shops. The only negative aspect to developments of this kind is possibly increased traffic and congestion.
One would home also that by the time housing projects like the Glenoaks apartment building are complete that we will have seen the last of the coronavirus, allowing people to patronize local restaurants and businesses. Because of the increased development Sun Valley we feel that this is an opportune moment to invest in or move to Sun Valley. Median home prices are still below the Los Angeles average but we foresee in the coming years a transformation of Sun Valley into an even more desirable place to live.
Sun Valley Jose Mier has written about other enhancements to the Sun Valley area including the construction being done on the 5 freeway between Sun Valley and Burbank. But there’s another part of the plans to improve the 5 freeway which include a number of bridges that cross the 5 freeway inside of Sun Valley. You may already have seen some of the work being done on these bridges and would be hard for a blind man not to know about the construction going on around Osbourne Street on the freeway.
If you visit the Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council website you’ll see a little bit more information on this project which was begun several years ago. The estimated time to completion is five 5 to 7 years. Sun Valley residents have already had to deal with changing traffic patterns and road closures as work on the 5 freeway continues in our city as well as Burbank to the south. The bridges that will be affected include the Sheldon St bridge, Laurel Canyon Blvd bridge, Peoria St Bridge, Lankershim Blvd Bridge, Tuxford Off-Ramp over crossing, Olinda St. Pedestrian Overcrossing, Roscoe Blvd Bridge, Sunland Blvd Bridge.
While we must wait to see what the effect of the rebuilding of the Burbank Blvd., bridge has in store for us the rebuilding of these other bridges we hope we’ll have a positive effect on traffic flow as well as the flow of freight through this heavily trafficked stretch of Interstate 5, a freeway which runs entire length of the state of California.