Though a community newspaper, the Burbank Leader chose to align itself with big developers in its Feb. 11 editorial “Rancho and its knee-jerk response.” This editorial is so misleading and self-serving, one can only wonder if it wasn't written by New Urban West, current developer of the former GM site.
At the suggestion of Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy, the City Council and Rancho community came together to discuss moving forward with an updated Rancho Master Plan.
Within context of that discussion, New Urban West's current project was mentioned because it requires rezoning.
New Urban West is requesting a planned development, which allows a developer his own zoning standard. The developer can circumvent zoning laws that define plot size, building height, green space, etc.