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The Valley Industry Association will be holding a luncheon, Tuesday, July 17, at 11:45 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club, located at 27330 No. Tourney Road, 91355.

The luncheon will include a presentation of Whittaker-Bermite Santa Clarita – What’s Next? The Property. The Clean-Up. The Entitlements.

The Property:

Located in the center of the city of Santa Clarita lies Whittaker-Bermite, an undeveloped 996-acre site. This former munition testing and manufacturing site has contamination issues and complexity of property ownership. However, the financial responsibility for site cleanup continues to remain with the Whittaker Corporation and their successors.

The Clean Up:

The site clean-up is under the supervision of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

The Entitlements:

In May 1995, the Santa Clarita City Council approved the Porta Bella Specific Plan and accompanying Development Agreement, creating vested land use entitlements on the property. These entitlements allow for the development of 1,244 single family residential units and 1,667 multi-family residential units, as well as 96 acres of commercial and business/office park uses. The Specific Plan also envisions 407 acres of open space and 42 acres of recreational uses.

What’s next?

One objective of the City of Santa Clarita is to ensure that whatever is ultimately developed on the site is consistent with the surrounding neighborhoods and will provide employment and economic benefit to the community as a whole. Attend the VIA Business Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 starting at 11:45 p.m. to learn from those closest to the project what lies ahead for our City’s central area.

Presenters:

– Eric Lardiere
President, Whittaker Corporation
– Hassan Amini
Vice President Principal Hydrogeologist
GSI Environmental Inc.
– Jose Diaz
Senior Scientist-Project Manager
Site Mitigation and Restoration Program
Southern California DTSC

This event is by reservation only. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, July 12. Luncheon payments must be made on or before luncheon date.

$50 VIA Members
$65 Non Members

For more information, call (661) 294-8088.

Click [here] to RSVP.

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  1. Zaheer Ali says:

    How interesting that this article is uploaded on the 12th and we mailed on the 17th. It’s as if they don’t actually want community representation at this meeting.

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