Some Westlake Revelations readers have noted that they are cutting down trees at the Westlake Plaza Center. According to the City of Thousand Oaks (this is the Westlake Village part of Thousand Oaks), Regency Shopping Centers owns the Westlake Plaza. Per their approved plans, they requested removal of a number of trees for a variety of reasons (health, size constrictions to existing boxes, non-native plantings etc.). According to the City, Regency is “replacing everything with native mature trees.”
Contrary to some reports, the City is not cutting down any trees, nor requesting the removal of these trees which are on private property. Anyone interested in details from the City of Thousand Oaks should contact John Prescott, Community Development Director, at the City of Thousand Oaks.