Here’s Home Depot’s media letter and community letter:
We wanted to share with you our position in this matter, as well as a letter we sent to our supporters in regards to the Sunland Tujunga site and our lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles (letter attached).
The Home Depot no longer plans to pursue its proposed store in Sunland Tujunga. In conjunction with this decision, we have informed the City of Los Angeles that we are dropping our lawsuit against the City related to this project. Throughout this process, we complied with all laws and regulations in relation to the site and believe that lawsuit was just. However, given the steps the City is requiring for us to move forward, coupled with the current economic landscape, it simply no longer makes business sense for us to pursue this project.
We wish the community the very best.
Please let us know if you have any questions -
The Home Depot
The company also sent out this letter to the community:
Dear Los Angeles-Area Community Leaders and Sunland-Tujunga Community Members:
As you know, The Home Depot has been attempting to remodel and open a store in the Sunland-Tujunga-area of Los Angeles since 2004. As I have done in recent years, I wanted to keep you updated on developments in this process. I am writing today to regretfully inform you that The Home Depot no longer plans to pursue this proposed store. As a result of this decision, the company is not pursuing our pending permit application and has also dropped its lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles related to this project.
Throughout the process, the company has complied with all laws and regulations in relation to the site and we still believe the lawsuit was just.
However, given the steps required by the City to move forward with
our remodel project, coupled with the current economic landscape, it
simply no longer makes business sense for the company to pursue this
In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be marketing the site to parties
that would potentially be interested in subleasing it for the remainder
of The Home Depot’s commitment.
Beyond announcing our business decision on the project site, I wanted
to write this letter to personally thank the many dedicated supporters
who joined us in our attempts to revitalize this currently vacant
building. We are tremendously grateful for your support and wish the
community the very best as it attempts to promote economic growth in
this difficult economic time.
As for the 13 Home Depot stores and 2,500 people currently employed
by The Home Depot in the City of Los Angeles, we will continue to
commit ourselves to serving our customers and communities with the
highest quality service.
I again thank you for your continued interest and support and wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.
Real Estate Director, Western Region