PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

EDWARD R. ROYBAL BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS SESSION ROOM, ROOM 350 - 2:30 PM

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
MEMBERS:

COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR, CHAIR

 

COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON

 

COUNCILMEMBER MITCHELL ENGLANDER

 

COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD

 

COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.

 

 

(Zina Cheng - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1074)

 

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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)
17-0837

TIME LIMIT: 9/11/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 9/8/17

Communications from the Mayor and City Ethics Commission relative to the appointment of Mr. Vahid Khorsand to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2022.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
05-2658-S1
CD 3

TIME LIMIT: 9/28/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 9/27/17

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC), and draft Ordinance relative to a Vesting Zone Change from [Q]R1-2D-CDO-RIO and (T)(Q)C2-2D-CDO-RIO to (T)(Q)RAS4-1VL-CDO-RIO for the demolition of two single-family dwellings and the construction of a new 40-unit apartment building consisting of four stories, three residential levels over one at-grade parking level, with a height of 45 feet, on an approximately 24,526 square-foot lot, providing five percent of the total units for Extremely Low Income households and six percent of the total units for Very Low Income households, for the property located at 7132 North Amigo Avenue and 7131 North Baird Avenue, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Gold Inc.

 

Representative: Athena Novak, Ahn Consulting

 

Case No. APCSV-2014-1117-VZCJ-CDO

 

CEQA No. ENV-2014-1119-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)REQUEST TO CONTINUE
17-0808
CD 14

TIME LIMIT: 9/27/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 9/27/17

Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, reports from the Mayor and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) relative to a Resolution for a General Plan Amendment to amend the Central City North Community Plan to re-designate the subject property from Commercial Manufacturing to Regional Commercial, a draft Ordinance effecting a Zone Change and Height District Change from CM-1-RIO to (T)(Q)C2-2-RIO, and an appeal filed by Travis Schlink from the determination of the LACPC in approving:

 

  1. a Master Conditional Use Permit for the sale and dispensing of alcoholic beverages for three uses, including:
  2.  

    1. the off-site and on-site sale and consumption of a full line of alcoholic beverages in connection with a food market/restaurant use;
    2.  

    3. the on-site sale and consumption of beer and wine in connection with a cafe use;
    4.  

    5. the on-site sale and consumption of a full line of alcoholic beverages in connection with a private club use;
    6.  

  3. a Zone Variance, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.27:
  4.  

    1. to provide a reduced aisle width and backup distance of 19 feet, eight inches, with respect to the automobile parking drive aisle fronting the automated parking facility loading pallets in lieu of the requirements set forth in LAMC Section 12.21-A.5;
    2.  

    3. to provide a reduced turning radius in connection with the egress turn onto the alley in lieu of the requirements set forth in LAMC Section 12.21-A.5;
    4.  

    5. to permit a reduced end stall width increase of two feet in lieu of the three feet otherwise required under LAMC Section 12.21-A.5(b);
    6.  

    7. to permit an automated bicycle valet for short-term and long-term bicycle parking in lieu of the location and siting requirements set forth in LAMC Section 12.21- A.16(e);

     

  5. a Site Plan Review for a development which creates, or results, in an increase of 50,000 gross square feet or more of non-residential floor area;

 

for a change of use and addition to an existing, approximately 39,148 square-foot, two-story warehouse building with one subterranean level into a seven-story, approximately 131-foot high, 102,679 square-foot, mixed-use commercial development with a food market/restaurant, cafe, coffee bar, retail space, artist studios, and a private membership club providing space for offices, a screening room, retail, a gym, a pool, photo studios, events, and a restaurant/lounge dispersed throughout the ground floor, second, third, fifth, sixth, and seventh levels, resulting in an increase in floor area of 63,531 square feet, with the total proposed Floor Area Ratio as 3.47 to 1, and the project providing automated parking to accommodate 241 vehicles and 40 bicycles contained within the existing basement level and new fourth level, for the property located at 929 and 939 East 2nd Street, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Paolo Carini, Art District 4, LLC

 

Representative: Noel Hyun and Jerry Neuman, Liner, LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2016-1080-GPA-ZC-HD-MCUP-ZV-SPR

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-1081-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
17-0376
CD 4

Categorical Exemption (CE) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Section One, Class Three, Category One and related CEQA findings, report from the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC), and an appeal filed by Macapa Drive Homeowners Association (Representative: Rob Glushon, Luna and Glushon LLP) from the determination of the SVAPC in approving CE No. ENV-2015-2642-CE for a major remodel of an existing, 3,284 square-foot, single-family dwelling with an attached, 440 square-foot, two-car garage, the demolition of 790 square feet of the existing dwelling, and the construction of a 1,730 square-foot addition, resulting in a total structure of 4,750 square feet with a maximum height of approximately 22 feet 6 inches, including a pool and approximately 1,255 square feet of hardscape, on an approximately 19,591 square-foot lot, not including the removal of any protected trees, nor any proposed grading, for the property located at 7123 West Macapa Drive.

 

Applicant: R.C. Thornton

 

Representative: David A. Lopez, Lopez Architecture

 

Related Case No. DIR-2015-2641-DRB-SPP-MSP-1A

 

CEQA No. ENV-2015-2642-CE-1A

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
17-0531
CD 4

Categorical Exemption (CE) pursuant to the City California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Article Three, Section One, Class Five, Category 34 and related CEQA findings, report from the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC), and an appeal filed by George Abrahams from the determination of the CLAAPC in approving CE No. ENV-2016-1010-CE for the sale and dispensation of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with an existing restaurant in the C1-1D Zone, for the property located at 1917 North Bronson Avenue.

 

Applicant: Greg Morris, Victor’s Square Hospitality, LLC

 

Representative: Margaret Taylor, Apex LA

 

Related Case No. ZA-2016-1009-PAB-1A

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-1010-CE-1A

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
17-0864
CD 4

TIME LIMIT: 9/5/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 9/5/17

Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15332 of the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, under Class 32, and Article III, Section One, Class Three, Category One of the City CEQA Guidelines, and appeals filed by Ann Whitford Paul, and Oscar P. Arslanian and Nyla C. Arslanian, from the determination of the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners in approving an application to export 9,800 cubic yards of earth for the property located at 2937 and 2945 Glendower Avenue, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Tony Russo

 

Owner: Glendower, LLC

 

Board File No. 170017

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

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