PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

 

*PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING ONLY*

 

 

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)
16-1472-S2
CD 4

Motion (Ryu - Koretz) relative to instructing the Department of City Planning, in consultation with the City Attorney, to prepare and  present a Zone Change Ordinance to apply the proposed Hillside Construction Regulation (HCR) Supplemental Use District (SUD) to two neighborhoods in Council District Four to regulate the construction of single family homes in hillside areas as follows: 1) the Laurel Canyon Neighborhood, generally bounded by West Hollywood to the south and West Hollywood to the east; and Studio City to the north, and 2) the Bird Streets Neighborhood, generally bounded by the Trousdale Estates Neighborhood of Beverly Hills to the west; Sunset Plaza and the rest of the Hollywood Hills to the north and east; and the Sunset Strip and West Hollywood to the south.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (3)
13-0046

Report from the City Administrative Officer relative to Interim Position Authority to implement recently adopted Development Services Reform Strategies to support the expanded Community Planning Program.  (Also referred to Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee)

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (4)
16-0126

Report from the Department of City Planning relative to a proposed Ordinance amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code to clarify Historic-Cultural Monument designation criteria, enhance due process and notification procedures affecting property owners, and provide for extensions of time limits.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (5)
16-1157

Categorical Exemption from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 and related CEQA findings, report from the City Attorney and draft Ordinance relative to amending Section 12.20.3 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to clarify review procedures, modify Board composition and administration, outline procedures and fees for technical corrections to historic resources surveys, and provides greater enforcement of unpermitted demolition.

 

Case No. CPC-2016-1906-CA

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-1907-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (6)
11-1150-S9
CD 13

Categorical Exemption pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15303 and 15304, and Class 3 Category 17 of the City's Environmental Quality Act Guidelines and related CEQA findings, report from the City Attorney and draft Ordinance relative to amending the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented Specific Plan to change the subarea designation of 1175 North Madison Avenue (Property) from Neighborhood Conservation to Public Facilities, allowing for the construction, use and maintenance of a community garden and public park with an educational building, covered recreation area and three parking spaces on a 24,411 square-foot site at the Property with the public park and covered recreation area to be operated by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, and the community garden to be operated by the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, for the property located at 1175 North Madison Avenue.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks

 

Representative:  Glen Dake, Los Angeles Community Garden Council

 

Case No. CPC-2016-1812-SP-SPP

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-1813-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (7) REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO 5/2/17
17-0029
CD 13

CONTINUED FROM 2/21/17

TIME LIMIT: 6/1/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 5/31/17

Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) relative to a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from C4-2D-SN to (T)(Q)C4-2D-SN to amend the D Limitation to allow a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of up to 6.0:1 in lieu of the permitted 3:1 FAR, and appeals filed by Roberto Mazariegos (Representative: Gideon Kracov, Law Office of Gideon Kracov); Rachael Koss on behalf of the Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) (Representative: Rachael Koss and Jeff Modrzejewski, Adams Broadwell Joseph and Cardozo); and Diana Derycz-Kessler, Los Angeles Film School and 6363 Partners, LLLP (Representative: Victor De la Cruz, Esq., Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP) from the determination of the LACPC in approving: a) Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program; b) Conditional Use to permit the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with the operation of the proposed hotel; c) Zoning Administrator's Adjustment to permit a zero-foot rear yard setback (northerly yard) in lieu of the required 20 feet required pursuant to Section 12.11-C,3 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; and d) Site Plan Review for a development project which creates or results in an increase of 50 or more guest rooms; for the demolition of a one-story, 4,000 square-foot drive-thru restaurant and the construction, use and maintenance of a 21-story hotel, approximately 232 feet in height with 275 guest rooms with kitchenettes, 1,900 square feet of retail floor area, 135 vehicular parking spaces within a four-level subterranean garage, on a 23,651 square-foot site in the C4-2D-SN Zone, for the properties located at 6407 West Sunset Boulevard, 6407-6411 West Sunset Boulevard, 1511 North Ivar Avenue and 1512 North Cahuenga Boulevard, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  R.D. Olsen Development

 

Representative:  Donna Shen Trip, Craig Lawson and Company, LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2015-2893-VZC-HD-CUB-ZAA-SPR

 

CEQA No. ENV-2015-2895-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (8)
15-1038
CD 10

CONTINUED FROM 3/21/17

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 2 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)

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-4120(CE)

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

For: West Adams Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO. (9)
16-1316
CD 5

TIME LIMIT: 5/4/2017; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 5/3/2017

Categorical Exemption pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 and related CEQA findings; and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the Commission's recommended disapproval of the inclusion of the Dr. and Mrs. Burton L. Fletcher Residence located at 11100 West Chalon Road in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Applicant: City of Los Angeles, Council District Five

 

Owner(s): Cashew Hill LLC; Burton L. and Patricia S. Fletcher (TRS), Fletcher Family Trust

 

Case No. CHC-2016-4495-HCM

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-4496-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (10)
17-0156
CD 5

TIME LIMIT: 5/4/2017; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 5/3/2017

Categorical Exemption pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8 and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 and related CEQA findings; and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of the Ethel Guiberson/Hannah Carter Japanese Garden located at 10619 West Bellagio Road in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Applicant: Adrian Scott Fine, Los Angeles Conservancy

 

Owner(s): Mark Gabay; Regents of the University of California

 

Case No. CHC-2016-4504-HCM

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-4505-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

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