AREA A

Bounded by Victory on the north, Fulton on the West, Oxnard on the south, and Coldwater on the east.

The majority of Area A contains single family homes, including ranch houses as well as a number of “birdhouse” styled homes built by contractor and developer William Mellenthin. Working throughout the San Fernando Valley from the 1930s-1960s, Mellenthin’s birdhouse homes, including those in Area A, have traditional/country-inspired details like decorative birdhouses above the garages, red brick fireplaces, dovecotes, diamond pane windows, and approachable front porches. Meanwhile, the thoroughfares of Oxnard, Coldwater Canyon, Victory, and Futon Boulevards contain multifamily units.

The Valley Glen Community Park is nestled in the heart of Area A and is a pleasant place to walk, run, play or just sit under the leafy trees.

The Tujunga Wash runs north-south through Area A and feeds into the Los Angeles River although for most of the year its water flow is minimal. The Tujunga Wash Greenway is a one-mile long swath that includes gravel paths, native landscaping, benches, interpretive signs about the Tujunga Wash environment, and views of the Santa Monica Mountains (south), Santa Susanna Mountains (north), and Verdugo Mountains (east). It is popular with pedestrians, joggers, and dog walkers alike. Area A’s stretch of the Tujunga Wash Greenway leads to the Great Wall of L.A. found south of Oxnard and along Coldwater Canyon Boulevard near Grant High School.

The Tujunga Wash Greenway divides Area A’s western residential zone from its eastern nature and business zones. Located along Victory Boulevard, Valley Glen’s business district is anchored by Vallarta Supermarket, LA Fitness gym, Starbucks, and Cinemark Theaters. Some of the businesses found in Area A include a pool supply store, a bakery, a Mexican restaurant, and a senior living center.

 

Representatives:
Mickey Jannol: mickeyjannol@vgna.org
Alicia Bien: aliciabien@vgna.org
Judy Bernstein: judybernstein@vgna.org

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