Big Tujunga Up for more Development?

If you’re a serious cyclist, you’ve ridden up Big Tujunga Canyon to explore the San Gabriels. The lack of development makes it an enjoyable ride, but as Carren Jao of KCET looks into some possible changes:

 “[Sunland Tujunga] isn’t like other communities in Los Angeles. You can’t just hop on a freeway, we’re landlocked here. It’s a bedroom community,” said Cindy Cleghorn of the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (STNC).

The community is now contemplating a new proposal by Calabasas-based developer Ben Salisbury to build 242 single-family homes with about 2,400 to 2,800-square feet of living space, three private parks, and other amenities on a 78-acre site between the Big Tujunga Wash to the west and the San Gabriel Mountain foothills to the east. “A project like this isn’t welcome because of all the impact a development like this would cause,” said Cleghorn.