Next Steps for innov818
Posted by Councilmember Englander on October 06, 2017 at 5:31 PM
A modernized high tech industrial corridor in the heart of our district came closer to a reality this week as I introduced a trio of motions to put in place the necessary infrastructure to meet the needs of a modern industrial campus. The three motions initiate new parking rules, identify funding forenvironmental investigations of former industrial sites, and explore the possibility of unique transit options such as a shuttle bus connected to the area's major transit hubs.
Within the Chatsworth-Northridge Industrial Core, there are many restricted light industrial uses mixed with other green tech, clean-tech and high-tech uses. This area is a hub of industry and innovation historically and such work continues currently. To preserve the character of the area and support these technologically advanced uses and the re-use of existing buildings, the Council has designated this the “Chatsworth-Northridge Industrial Core – innov818” area.
A critical task for ensuring the continued viability of the innov818 area going forward is to make certain that it has amenities desirable for the businesses of the future. Increasingly, campus-style footprints are sought after – as is the capability for round-the-clock operation to maximize output and capitalize on efficiencies.
With that in mind, it is necessary to examine amenities that could attract the businesses of the future – bearing in mind that modernization may require building or development that could require environmental mitigation from hazards left by previous light industrial uses.
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