Warner Center, Los Angeles

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Woodland Hills, California in the foreground, including Warner Center.

Warner Center is a business development in Woodland Hills, California.[1]

The three tallest skyscrapers of Warner Center, with lower mid-rises around them. Taken from the corner of Owensmouth and Erwin in December 2004.

Cosmopolitanism[edit]

In 2011, the Los Angeles Daily News quoted City Planner Ken Bernstein as describing a new vision for Warner Center as more "cosmopolitan, 21st century." The paper added: "The plan would allow 40-story skyscrapers. Small retail shops — where locals could walk to buy basics — would be encouraged, in an area now dominated by national chains and big malls. The long superblocks and six-lane thoroughfares would be 'cut up' by adding paseos and crosswalks to create a more intimate feel for pedestrians."[2]

Westfield's Big 3[edit]

In 2012 the City Council approved the Village at Westfield Topanga - a new Costco, retail and entertainment development that will combine with existing Westfield Warner Center malls to make one of Southern California's largest shopping complexes: "Westfield's Big 3". The Village at Westfield Topanga is a mixed-use project designed to be a community destination and gathering place in the heart of the West Valley. The project will include over one million square feet of uses on 30.67 acres of land within Warner Center.[3]

Emergency services[edit]

Fire service[edit]

Los Angeles Fire Department Station 84 (Woodland Hills) and Station 72 (Canoga Park) serve Warner Center.

Police service[edit]

Security guards employed by Universal Protection Service continuously monitor and patrol all buildings, parking structures, and loading docks. Los Angeles Police Department operates the nearby Topanga Community Police Station.[4]

Hospital[edit]

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital in Warner Center. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center consists of a 175-bed hospital and serves 2 million residents of the San Fernando Valley. Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Hospital, a non-profit general medical and surgical facility, is operated by Kaiser Foundation Hospital.[citation needed]

The hospital had 12,600 admissions in the latest year for which data are available. It performed 4,055 annual inpatient and 5,197 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 38,131 visits. Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Hospital is the highest ranked hospital in the San Fernando Valley, and ranked 13th highest hospital among Los Angeles-area hospitals because of its strength in specialties such as cancer, diabetes, endocrinology, gynecology, orthopedics and urology."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] "Mapping L.A.," Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ Smith, Dakota. "Warner Center blueprint calls for 'cosmopolitan' design". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ Smith, Dakota. "Costco-anchored Village at Westfield Topanga gets City Council OK". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ http://lapdonline.org/topanga_community_police_station lapdonline.org
  5. ^ Abram, Susan. "Woodland Hill's Kaiser is best-rated in Valley". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°10′44″N 118°36′04″W / 34.179°N 118.601°W / 34.179; -118.601