Taking a position on a project like River Park is an important step that should be guided by facts. Unfortunately, fact is all too easily lost in rumor and speculation. Below are some of the areas in which the perception has strayed from fact, and our effort to set the record straight.
FICTION: The River Park plan calls for removal of most or all of the existing trees on the property.
FACT: When the River Park project is completed, there will be 150+ MORE trees onsite than there are today. Most of the existing trees on the perimeter of the site will remain in order to preserve the look and feel of the property. And the environmentally appropriate trees that Harvard-Westlake plants will increase the biodiversity of the site, offer greater shade canopy, consume less water, and sequester carbon more efficiently.