Comments From the President
By Alan Dymond
Harvard-Westlake is in the process of reviewing its requirements for the property so SCRA and SLAROS have sent the following questions to them.
· Harvard Westlake has a copy of prior technical feasibility studies for water reclamation that estimates water runoff from over 200 acres can be captured for infiltration into the ground water. How does Harvard Westlake intend to incorporate the water reclamation elements of those studies?
· Parking: What is the purpose for the below-grade garage? How many parking spaces are proposed?
· If it is not feasible to build a parking structure below grade, what alternate plans does Harvard Westlake have to accommodate parking requirements?
· What athletic programs are planned for the site? How will lighting, noise, traffic and other impacts be mitigated to retain the tranquility of the property and immediate neighborhood?
· Valleyheart Drive is a paper road and the community strongly opposes building it out. What are Harvard Westlake intentions for Valleyheart Drive?
· Tennis courts are a valued asset to the community. What access will the community have to the courts, as well as to the golfing facilities? How will public access to recreational facilities by the public be assured?
· There is concern that Harvard Westlake is planning to build an intrusive structures on the property, such as a gym. Does Harvard Westlake plan to build a gym and other structures on the site?
SCRA/SLAROS has stated that it needs to be fully involved in each step of the process of Harvard Westlake concepts.
In the meantime to submit your questions to Harvard West-lake log onto http://www.hw.com/weddington/Feedback
Go to the center of the opening page and at the bottom is a “Message” box. Add your message and click send.
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