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Corbin Ave Construction

Toll Brothers reports that they are working on a project to replace a storm drain on Corbin in June 2015. The current system is about 100 years old and a repair has been long overdue. Also the current system apparently was not installed in the proper direction, at least not with sufficient foresight at the time, for the servicing of new communities that are being developed. This replacement will prevent further degradation and failure of the drain system itself and will also prevent accelerated soil erosion. The entire street of Corbin will not, in fact, be closed.  They have closed the west half of the street from Rinaldi to Chatsworth-ish and the east half will be open with one lane going in each direction.

We have received some questions regarding the construction to the west of Corbin. This area is not within the boundaries of the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council and we have not had any official presentations on a development for that area. We believe the area to be about 50 acres and zoned for 79 homes.

Shepherd of the Hills Growth Plan

View of the north side

Shepherd of the Hills Church is proposing build out their church campus, on the south side of Rinaldi. This would include a new worship center to seat 3,500 people and adding a parking structure to allow for a total of 910 cars. The Groundbreaking Ceremony is planned for January 11, 2015.

View of the west side

View of the east side

Sanctuary and Family Life Center

See their site
Read about 2015 Groundbreaking Event, project description, and PRNC participation

Porter Ranch Community School


Temporary classrooms were installed summer of 2015 at PRCS to handle the growth in student population at the school while plans are being made to add a new structure between the middle school building and the gym. More...

Sempra Utilities on Oat Mountain

As of October 2015: The PRNC heard some concerns about this rig on Oat Mountain, between Porter Ranch Drive and Tampa, which is lit up at night. Sempra Utilities reports this "is a temporary work rig that is part of our standard procedures in compliance with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  The work requires a 24-hour operation and the lights enable work crews to safely work at night. The rig will be removed later this year once the work is completed." They remind us that "the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon underground reservoir allows us to safely store natural gas to maintain reliable supplies for customers and protect against price spikes."

Deerlake Ranch

November 2014 Forestar purchased a 230 acres west of Porter Ranch, north of the 118 and south of the proposed Hidden Creeks project. Construction is planned to start in 2015 on 314 homes. The houses will range from 3,000 to 4,600 square feet. 68 houses will sit on half acre equestrian lots. According to the LA Times, Los Angeles County approved the project in 2004. Read Deerlake Article from Builder. Article from LA Times.

Deerlake location

So Cal Gas Construction Update

Construction on Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon Turbine Replacement Project will move forward December 2013, according to company officials. The California Public Utilities Commission decision in November approved SoCalGas’ proposal to replace obsolete equipment used to inject natural gas at its Aliso Canyon Storage Field in Northridge, Calif. with new equipment utilizing state-of-the-art technology to help meet the region’s demand for natural gas. The new equipment is expected to become operational in late 2016. Full Article

Hidden Creeks

The Hidden Creeks Estates and Preserve project, proposed for an area west of Browns Canyon, is planned to include 188 luxury homes, 25 of which are designed specifically for horse keeping. It is also planned to include 119 acres of open space, an updated equestrian village and a 19 acre park with public youth sports fields.

Letter from County Supervisor Antonovich Requesting a Moratorium on Annexing HIdden Creeks to Los Angeles December 21, 2015
L.A. Planning Commission Advances Hidden Creeks Estates Project Article from Patch on November 21, 2013
Scientists fear an L.A. County gated community's environmental impact Article from LA Times on November 20, 2013
Project update October 2013
View article about Preserve: July 2011
View article originally announcing project: May 2008

Empty Lot Between Mason and Porter Ranch Drive At Rinaldi - Update November 2014
This development is called Aldea. It was planned to have residential on the western two thirds and retail on the eastern third. Aldea was planned to have both residential and retail commercial uses. With the change in ownership, residential by Toll Brothers is planned for the western half only. At our November 2014 Land Use meeting, John Love of Shapell said they would likely have more news about the project in 2015. They are "still committed to the community interest in higher end shopping and dining, which is a different experience than the Porter Ranch Towne Center." He said there could be apartments, but they would not have any residential for sale. There may be pedestrian connectivity between Shapell's retail development and Toll Brothers Aldea residential development.
Design Review article about residential from June 2011
Overall Plan article from Spring 2010

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The Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council is an organization that is officially certified by the City of Los Angeles to increase our influence with City lawmakers and departments to improve our community.

The PRNC came about as a result of Los Angeles City Charter Reform and interested stakeholders in our community. The Board is elected by stakeholders and holds monthly meetings, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. The agenda is emailed to those who subscribe (see the green box in the upper corner), on our website here and posted at 11280 Corbin Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326 on a bulletin board facing Corbin street.

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