A representative from Trader Joe’s is scheduled to appear tonight at a Silver Lake planning committee meeting to respond to community ideas on how to handle increased traffic and environmental concerns, said Leonardo Chalupowicz, a board member of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.
The council’s Urban Design & Preservation Committee presented some ideas as the grocery-store chain seeks variances related to its recently expanded Silver Lake store on Rowena. Chalupowicz, in an email, said.
Trader Joe’s representative will be coming back in front of the committee to pursue a variance related to their new expansion and to brief on TJ’s response to the committee’s suggestion that they adopt “green measures” to help ease traffic and encourage patrons to use alternative transportation (like planting trees, install bike racks, free deliveries, carpooling programs, etc)
The meeting begins at 6:30 P.M.
* Update: Trader Joe’s will probably add bike racks and some landscaping. Click here for a meeting update.