PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER, ROOM 340, CITY HALL - 2:30 PM

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

 

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MEMBERS:

COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR, CHAIR

 

COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON

 

COUNCILMEMBER GILBERT A. CEDILLO

 

COUNCILMEMBER MITCHELL ENGLANDER

 

COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.

 

 

(Sharon Dickinson - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1074)

(Zina Cheng - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1537)

 

(Written comments on agenda items may be submitted to clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org)

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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM NO. (1)
07-1175

Director of Planning oral status report relative to ongoing development of City planning policies, work programs, operations, and other items of interest.

 

 

ITEM NO. (2)
17-0162

TIME LIMIT: 3/27/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 3/24/17

Communications from the Mayor and City Ethics Commission relative to the appointment of Mr. Marc Mitchell to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2019.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

 

Background Check: Pending

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (3)
16-0297

Report from the City Attorney and draft Ordinance relative to adding Section 11.5.12 to Article 1.5 of Chapter One of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to allow the City Council President, or designee, to consent to the extension of time for the Council's consideration of appeals, and determination that adoption of the Ordinance is not a project as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (4)
14-1150-S1

Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15301 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and Categories One, Four and Five of the City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines, and related CEQA findings, report from the City Attorney and draft Ordinance relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish a process for granting legal status to existing unapproved dwelling units in multiple-family buildings. (Also referred to Housing Committee)

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning

 

Case No.  CPC-2015-4474-CA

 

CEQA No.  ENV-2015-4475-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (5) RELATED TO ITEM NO. 6 (16-1472)
16-1472-S1

CONTINUED FROM 1/18/17

Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the City Attorney, and draft Ordinance amending Sections 12.04, 12.32, 13.20, and 16.05 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code in order to authorize the establishment of a Hillside Construction Regulation Supplemental Use District that may be applied to regulate the construction of single-family homes in hillside areas.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning

 

Case No.  CPC-2016-4085-CA

 

CEQA No.  ENV-2016-4086-ND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (6) RELATED TO ITEM NO. 5 (16-1472-S1)
16-1472
CD 5

TIME LIMIT: 3/27/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 3/24/17

Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and draft Ordinance relative to various zone changes applying regulations for a Hillside Construction Regulation Supplemental Use District to single family dwellings located within the Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community in Council District Five, for the parcels lying within the proposed Ordinance Map, as follows:

 

From Existing Zone: To New Zone:
A1-1 A1-1-HCR
A1-1-H A1-1-H-HCR
A1-1-H-RPD A1-1-H-RPD-HCR
A1-1XL A1-1XL-HCR
[T][Q]C1-1XL [T][Q]C1-1XL-HCR
[Q]C2-1VLD [Q]C2-1VLD-HCR
OS-1-H OS-1-H-HCR
OS-1XL OS-1XL-HCR
OS-1XL-H OS-1XL-H-HCR
[Q]OS-1XL [Q]OS-1XL-HCR
PF-1XL PF-1XL-HCR
[Q]PF-1XL [Q]PF-1XL-HCR
R1-1 R1-1-HCR
[Q]RD1.5-1VL [Q]RD1.5-1VL-HCR
RD2-1VL RD2-1VL-HCR
[Q]RD2-1VL [Q]RD2-1VL-HCR
[T]RD2-1VL-H [T]RD2-1VL-H-HCR
[Q]R3-1VL [Q]R3-1VL-HCR
[Q]R4-1-H [Q]R4-1-H-HCR
[T][Q]R4-1-H [T][Q]R4-1-H-HCR
(Q)RD6-1-H (Q)RD6-1-H-HCR
RE9-1 RE9-1-HCR
RE9-1-H-RPD RE9-1-H-RPD-HCR
RE15-1 RE15-1-HCR
RE15-1-H RE15-1-H-HCR

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles

 

Case No. CPC-2016-4087-ZC

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-4086-ND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (7)
16-1468

Categorical Exemption pursuant to Public Resources Code 21080.17 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Sections 15378(a), 15061(b)(3), 15301, 15302, 15303, and 15074(b), and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a proposed Ordinance amending Sections 12.03 and 12.22 and repealing portions of Section 12.24 of Chapter One of the Los Angeles Municipal Code for the purpose of regulating Accessory Dwelling Units and complying with State law.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning

 

Case No. CPC-2016-4345-CA

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-4346-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

Against: Bel Air - Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO. (8)
15-0183-S1
CD 4,10

Categorical Exemption pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and 31 of State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and related CEQA findings, and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a draft Ordinance establishing the Miracle Mile Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for the properties generally bounded by Wilshire Boulevard to the north, San Vicente Boulevard to the south, La Brea Avenue to the east, and Fairfax Avenue to the west.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning

 

Case No. CPC-2016-961-HPOZ

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-962-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (9)
17-0024
CD 13

TIME LIMIT: 4/6/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 4/5/17

Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Measures, revised Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and a draft Ordinance relative to a Zone Change and Height District Change from A1-1XL to (T)(Q)A1-2D for the construction of two new mausoleums, a maintenance facility and yard, a surface parking lot as part of an expansion of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, consisting of the Crescent Mausoleum to include a one-story addition to an existing mausoleum located along the Van Ness Avenue frontage to accommodate approximately 832 crypt spaces with a maximum height of 18 feet nine inches, and the Gower Mausoleum to include the construction of a new five-story mausoleum located along an undeveloped portion of the Gower Street frontage to accommodate approximately 29,752 crypt spaces with a maximum height of 97 feet six inches, with the two structures having a combined floor area of approximately 87,688 square feet, and a surface parking lot to be developed adjacent to the Crescent Mausoleum, containing 107 parking spaces, with the development proposed to be phased over a 10-15 year period, for the property located at 6000 West Santa Monica Boulevard, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Jon Pecoraro, Hollywood Forever Cemetery

 

Representative: Donna Tripp, Craig Lawson and Company, LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2013-3262-ZC-HD-PUB-ZV-ZAA-SPR

 

CEQA No. ENV-2013-3263-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (10)
17-0187
CD 14

CONTINUED FROM 3/7/17

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 5/16/17

Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a Transfer of Floor Area Rights (FAR), pursuant to Sections 14.5.6 and 14.5.8 through 14.5.12 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), from the Los Angeles Convention Center (Donor Site) at 1201 S. Figueroa Street for the approximate amount of 65,982 square feet to the project site (Receiver Site) permitting a maximum FAR of 9.2:1 and 189,960 square feet of floor area in lieu of a 6:1 FAR which permits 123,978 square feet of floor area, and a draft Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 180871, pursuant to LAMC 12.32, to modify [Q] Conditions, as follows:

 

  1. [Q] Condition No. 6.c to allow limited rooftop projections of up to eight feet for a pool and transparent guard wall above the 150-foot height maximum and within the 30-foot setback required for all portions of buildings above 150 feet;
  2.  

  3. [Q] Condition No. 7 to allow penthouse units to project nine-feet six-inches above the 150-foot maximum without meeting the minimum lot coverage of 30 percent required for portions of buildings over 150-feet;

 

for the demolition of a surface parking lot, and the construction of a 15-story, 164-foot six-inch tall mixed-use development, containing 163 residential condominiums and approximately 6,406 square feet of ground floor commercial space, with a total of 202 vehicle parking spaces and 186 bicycle parking spaces provided at ground level and four subterranean levels, consisting of a total 189,960 square feet of floor area and a maximum floor area ratio of 9.2:1, for the properties located at 951-959 South Broadway and 215 West Olympic Boulevard, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Joe Bednar; Agoura Oaks, LLC

 

Representative: Kate Bartolo and Associates

 

Case No. CPC-2014-2947-TDR-ZC-ZV-CDO-SPR

 

CEQA No. ENV-2014-2948-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (11)
17-0055
CD 6

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 3/29/17

Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, reports from the Mayor and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, Resolution relative to a General Plan Amendment to the Mission Hills-Panorama City-North Hills Community Plan to re-designate the project site from Low Residential to Low Medium I Residential Land uses, and draft Ordinances effecting a Zone Change from RA-1 to (T)(Q)RD3-1 and a Building Line Removal of a 24-foot building line along the northern side of Plummer Street, established pursuant to Ordinance No. 99739, for the demolition of existing structures and the construction, use, and maintenance of 28 small lot homes in conjunction with a small lot subdivision, with each of the small lot homes being two-stories, with a maximum height of approximately 23 feet, having two covered parking spaces, for a total of 56 residential parking spaces and nine guest parking spaces provided on the site, for the properties located at 14701-14719 West Plummer Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  AG Plummer, LLC

 

Representative:  Ronald Cargill, Cargill Planning and Pre-development Services

 

Case No. CPC-2016-1168-GPA-ZC-BL

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-1169-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (12)
15-1038
CD 10

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 4/19/17

Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 21084 of the California Public Resources Code and Section 15321 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and Category Two of the City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines, and related CEQA findings, report from the Department of City Planning, Office of Zoning Administration, and an appeal filed by Balubhai Patel, Trustee of the Balubhai Patel Family Trust (Representative: Frank A. Weiser, Law Offices of Frank A. Weiser) from the entire determination of the Zoning Administrator, pursuant to Section 12.27.1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, in requiring the discontinuance of the land use of motel and any similar land uses at the property which is currently occupied by the Adams Garden Inn Motel, located at the use address of 4905 West Adams Boulevard and property addresses of 4901-4917 1/2 West Adams Boulevard and 2545 South Rimpau Boulevard.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Office of Zoning Administration

 

Case No. DIR-2015-0094(RV)(PA1)

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

For: West Adams Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO. (13)
13-1341-S1
CD 6

CONTINUED FROM 3/7/17

TIME LIMIT: 4/11/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 4/7/17

Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 21084 of the California Public Resources Code and Section 15321 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines and Category Two of the City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines, and related CEQA findings, report from the Department of City Planning, Office of Zoning Administration, and an appeal filed by Mike Engelman from the entire determination of the Zoning Administrator, pursuant to Section 12.27.1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, that the operation of the motel known as the Ridge Motel at 6719 North Sepulveda Boulevard has been in partial compliance with the corrective Conditions previously established by Case No. ZA-1993-0979(RV)(PA4)(1A) effective December 30, 2013, subject to modified terms and Conditions.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Office of Zoning Administration

 

Case No. DIR-1993-0979(RV)(PA5)

 

CEQA No. ENV-2015-2623(CE)

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

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