New Auto Mall Sign, Landscaping, Zoning Coming Before Planning Commission

A 35 foot sign with a large color screen promoting the Auto Mall might be built along the 101 Freeway if it is approved. The big sign, angled parking, landscaping and other signage are included in an $8 million plan for the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall that is going before the Planning Commission at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8., in the City Council Chambers on the second floor at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard.  Planning Commissioners will also be asked to decide if they will allow four oak trees to be removed, 17 to be transplanted and the protected space surrounding 22 to be encroached upon. The Planning Commission will be considering a mitigated negative declaration. For more information, call city planner Claudia Pedroso at (805) 449-2337. Those attending the public hearing are invited to speak or contribute a written comment on the matter.