At our board meeting on June 14, 2011 we had a presentation about the proposed Village at Westfield Topanga project by John Alderson, the Development Director for the project. It is a mixed-use project to be located in between Westfield Topanga and Westfield Promenade. The project will include nearly 100 specialty shops and restaurants, a multi-story first class office complex, a 275 room boutique hotel, and a multipurpose community center.

We discussed how to make the back wall of Costco more aesthetic for the community. The developer said they would add architectural interest similar to that at Crate & Barrel. When questioned about graffiti, they noted that they stayed on top of it. Also, they plan to include bike paths, off the street that are separate from pedestrian walkways. This will be a benefit to bicyclists, and by bringing the bike paths a little closer to the stores, a benefit to the stores.

At this meeting we also approved the details of our $40,500 budget and an expenditure of $1,000 for new benches on Sherman Way.