More than 100 residents and business owners crammed the Sherman Oaks Glendale Federal Bank on Wednesday night to glimpse the Ventura Boulevard of the future--a proposal dubbed the Sherman Oaks Streetscape Plan.
Two visions of the Sherman Oaks stretch of Ventura Boulevard were unveiled at the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. meeting--one sleek and contemporary, the other classic and traditional.
Although preferences for one plan or the other were not registered, "we got a very, very positive response," said Mikie Maloney, the association's appointee to the Ventura Boulevard-Cahuenga Boulevard Specific Plan Review Board, which is overseeing the project.
The conceptual Streetscape Plan addresses the overall look of the boulevard, from what varieties of trees to plant to what light poles to install to design standards for new businesses, according to Jeff Brain, chairman of the review board.