Statement on The Existing
Harvard-Westlake Development Plan
For Weddington Golf & Tennis
SCRA and SLAROS remain optimistic that the potential Weddington Golf & Tennis development plan shall be able to both serve Harvard-Westlake School’s needs and concurrently benefit and enhance the Studio City community. Further, we commend Harvard-Westlake’s commitment to prepare a full and robust Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in order to conduct the most rigorous environmental review possible.
However, we continue to have concerns about the “plans” Harvard-Westlake has currently proposed. While some concepts appear palatable if properly executed, significantly more information is required in order for SCRA, SLAROS or any other party to intelligently analyze the development.
Report on Weddington Golf and Tennis meeting
Harvard-Westlake Draft Proposal
On October 1st, 2019, SCRA and SLAROS organized a special community meeting to have Harvard-Westlake present their draft plan for their athletic facilities on the Weddington Golf and Tennis site.
Harvard Westlake flooded the audience with alumni and parents but at the conclusion of the opening presentation photographs of the audience indicated that many in the HW block of supporters had left. Over 240 SCRA and SLAROS members remained. One SCRA member challenged Harvard Westlake on the school motto which when translated says "They can because they think they can." Perhaps that may provide an explanation why nothing new was learned that evening.
NBC News Report on Weddington Golf and Tennis Closing
SCRA Special Community Meeting re: Harvard-Westlake development at Weddington Golf & Tennis