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No Home Depot Coalition - Northeast Los Angeles
3516 Eagle Rock Blvd
Glassell Park, CA 90065
323.665.0166
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Fletcher Square CDO Update!
The Fletcher Square Community Design Overlay (CDO) District
has been adopted by the L.A. City Council on December 20, 2006
and signed into law by the L.A. City Mayor on December 27,
2006; it is now law.

Click here for Fletcher Square CDO Guidelines (pdf file)
Click here for Fletcher Square Zone Change Ordinance (pdf file)
Click here for  Fletcher Square Boundaries Ordinance (pdf file)
01.25.2007
Home Depot Totally Ignores Communities’ and City
Council’s Approved Plans to Improve the Fletcher
Square and Fletcher Drive/San Fernando Area
Home Depot has lied and broken its promise to work with the
Glassell Park and Atwater Village communities to determine
the future of the vacant Kmart site.


During 2006 the communities of Glassell Park and Atwater Village
held a series of meetings with the Los Angeles City Planning
Department to determine how Fletcher Square should be
developed.  At these meetings residents and business owners
vocalized their preferences for the types of businesses, design
overlay and landscaping which would meet the needs of the
communities and keep the development attractive and pedestrian
friendly.  At these meetings it was strongly and unequivocally
expressed that the communities did not want another Home
Depot store in Fletcher Square or along this stretch of San
Fernando Road Boulevard.

In December 2006, based on the communities’ expressed
desires, the Los Angeles City Council passed the long awaited
Fletcher Square Community Design Overlay (CDO) ordinance.
The Fletcher Square CDO gives the community an important tool
to improve the San Fernando Road and Fletcher Drive area by
promoting more community friendly commercial development
thru established guidelines.

Home Depot had previously sought to fully demolish the vacant
Kmart building and construct a new version “mega” store from
the ground up. The proposed “mega” store would be the third
such store within a six mile stretch of San Fernando Road.  
However, there was strong community opposition to such a plan.  
Home Depot representatives at these meetings clearly heard that
the communities wanted a more pedestrian friendly commercial
development at the site  with businesses which would meet the
needs of the communities.

What Did Home Depot Do Instead?


Home Depot has lied and broken its promises to work with the
communities to find a better option for the vacant Kmart site than
another Home Depot store. Home Depot is now seeking to install
a second-rate mini “mega” store at the site and completely
destroy the Fletcher Square Community Design Overlay (CDO)
with Big Box sprawl.
Home Depot has obtained building permits to install a third Home Depot along San Fernando Road at the vacant Kmart site. The permits
obtained by Home Depot allow them to move into the vacant Kmart building “as is” and circumvent the communities’ strong objections
to having another Home Depot store, whether “mini” or “mega”, or any “big box” store in the Fletcher Square area (San Fernando Road
/ Fletcher Drive).

Home Depot’s decision to move into the site is a deliberate attempt to thwart the communities’ long term efforts to improve Fletcher
Square which includes the San Fernando and Fletcher Drive area. The communities of Glassell Park and Atwater Village have repeatedly
expressed disapproval of having a Home Depot or any other “mega” store at the site and have made Home Depot fully aware that they
are not welcome in the community.

In response to the Fletcher Square CDO, Home Depot representatives recently met with LA City Council President Eric Garcetti to
discuss other options for the vacant Kmart site.  Council President Garcetti urged Home Depot to engage the community to find a better
option.

We wonder at the sincerity of Home Depot to look for other options for the property which would comply with the CDO and to honor
the expressed wishes of the communities when it has already applied for and received permits to move into the building “as is”.

The No Home Depot Coalition Needs Your Help to protect the Approved CDO for the San
Fernando Road and Fletcher Drive Area!

Call/Email the following City Officials and tell them…

No to Home Depot!
No to any “Big Box” or “Mega”  store in the area
No to a lost opportunity for a better Fletcher Square area!
No to more traffic on San Fernando Road / Fletcher Drive!
No to a dangerous pedestrian environment!
Yes to compliance with the CDO and all its guidelines

Click here to email to all the below City Officials

L.A. City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
email:
mayor@lacity.org
Tel: 213/978-0600

L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti
email:
councilmember.garcetti@lacity.org
Tel: (213) 473-7013

L.A. City Councilmember Ed Reyes
email:
councilmember.reyes@lacity.org
tel: (213) 473-7001

L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar
email:
councilmember.huizar@lacity.org
tel: (213)-473-7014

L.A. Department of Building & Safety, General Manager Andrew Adelman
email:
ANDREW.ADELMAN@lacity.org
tel: (213) 482-6800

L.A. Department of Planning, Director Gail Goldberg
email:
planning@lacity.org
tel: 213 978-1271