Support the draft master plan for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs WLA campus

Proposed by Sharon Commins on February 17, 2016
Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the October 2016 deadline
Passed by
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The _________[NC/CC] supports the draft master plan for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs West LA campus.

Background

Full details for the plan are available at VA WLA Master Plan

From the plan’s FAQs:

The Master Plan recognizes and takes into account VA’s unequivocal priority to operate the Campus as a vibrant, welcoming, and sustainable community, where all Veterans – including homeless, severely disabled, women, and elderly Veterans will feel comfortable accessing, living, interacting, recreating, and socializing with one another, their families, VA personnel, and visitors.

VA’s intent is to revitalize the Campus into a vibrant community where all Veterans can receive healthcare, benefits, employment, and other supportive services, which they deserve and to which they are entitled. That vision includes efficient and dedicated functionality whereby Veterans visiting the campus will be able to experience a “gold standard” of care, support, convenience, and customer service, from VA’s health, benefits, and cemetery administrations.

The Master Plan describes how the physical elements of the campus can be developed for housing, therapeutic, recreational, and healthcare, benefits, and memorial services for Veterans in the future. The plan also identifies opportunities to enhance open space, confirms the goal to renovate and protect the historic nature of the campus, targets infrastructure improvements needed for the campus, sets stage for VA to receive additional public comment and feedback on the draft Master Plan, and sets the stage for VA to conduct necessary environmental and historic preservation due diligence.

Notes

Passed unanimously by the WRAC Land Use committee