Called by Committee Chair

SPECIAL MEETING, PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL - 1:30 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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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)
16-1058-S2
CD 9

CONTINUED FROM 6/20/17

Environmental Impact Report and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the City Attorney, and draft Ordinance relative to the creation of a new signage supplemental use district for a mixed-used development consisting of 549 apartment units, 895 residential condominiums, a 208 room hotel, 67,702 square feet of retail/restaurant uses, a 29,355 square-foot grocery store, a 17,507 square-foot gallery, and a 7,879 square-foot fitness studio, for the property located at 1900 South Broadway.

 

Applicant: PHR LA MART, LLC

 

Representative: Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown, LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2014-1771-GPA-VZC-SN-VCU-MCUP-CUX-ZV-SPR

 

CEQA No. ENV-2014-1773-EIR

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
15-0104
CD 12

Mitigated Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a proposed ordinance authorizing the execution of an amendment to a Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and Porter Ranch Development Company for Equestrian Staging Area improvements, and to extend the term an additional four years, for the property located at 19701 Rinaldi Street.

 

Applicant: Porter Ranch Development Company

 

Representative: Tom Stemnock, Planning Associates

 

Case No. CPC-1990-439-DA-M2

 

CEQA No. ENV-2011-1312-ND; ENV-1988-0026-SP-ZC-DA

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO 10/31/17
17-0980
CD 13

CONTINUED FROM 10/17/17

TIME LIMIT: 11/15/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 11/8/17

Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class Eight, and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of the Hollywood Reporter Building located at 6709-6713 1/2 West Sunset Boulevard in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Applicant: Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

 

Owner: Gray Marble Front LLC, Attn: Margaret La Kretz Blume, Cross Roads Management, Inc.; Linda La Kretz Duttenhaver, Trustee, Lindy Trust, Dtd 4/27/1984 et al.

 

Case No. CHC-2017-1702-HCM

 

CEQA No. ENV-2017-2033-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
17-0933
CD 13

CONTINUED FROM 10/17/17

TIME LIMIT: 11/16/17; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 11/8/17

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), 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 draft Ordinance effecting a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from C4-2D-SN to (T)(Q)C2-2D-SN, to remove the existing D Limitation and impose a new D Limitation permitting a maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 3.06:1, in lieu of the otherwise permitted FAR of 2:1 and a maximum building height of 88 feet six inches, in lieu of the otherwise permitted 45 feet per the existing D Limitation, and an appeal filed by Lauren Elle Farmer (Representative: Gideon Kracov, Law Office of Gideon Kracov) from the determination of the LACPC in approving:

 

  1. a Conditional Use Permit, pursuant to Section 12.24-W.1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), to allow the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption within the hotel rooms (mini bars) and restaurant uses;
  2.  

  3. a Conditional Use Permit, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24-W.15, to allow commercial uses in the R5 Zone when located outside of the Central City Community Plan Area;
  4.  

  5. a Zoning Administrator's Adjustment, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.28, to permit a zero-foot southerly side yard setback (above the ground floor) in lieu of the otherwise required 10-foot side yard setback;
  6.  

  7. a Waiver of Dedication and Improvements of the five-foot dedication requirement along the eastern frontage of the property, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.37-I.3; and,
  8.  

  9. a Site Plan Review, pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05, for a development project which creates or results in an increase of 50 or more rooms,

 

for the construction, use and maintenance of a seven-story, 88 feet six inches tall, 133-room hotel with 3,580 square feet of restaurant uses at the ground floor and rooftop levels, including 103 automobile parking spaces within one at-grade and two subterranean parking levels, for the property located at 1715-1721 North Wilcox Avenue, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Adolfo Suaya

 

Representative: Michael Gonzalez, Gonzalez Law Group

 

Case No. CPC-2016-2263-VZC-HD-CUB-CU-ZAA-WDI-SPR

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-2264-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
14-1635-S2

CONTINUED FROM 6/13/17

Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a proposed ordinance, referred to as the proposed Home Sharing Ordinance, as amended by the Housing Committee on December 7, 2016, amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the Los Angeles Administrative Code for the purpose of imposing regulations to permit sharing of primary residences, except units regulated by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, and directing Transient Occupancy Taxes derived from Home-Sharing to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and a new Short-Term Rental Enforcement Trust Fund, and reports from the Department of City Planning relative to additional policy considerations, feasibility of registration and enforcement processes, and potential revenue impacts for the proposed Home Sharing Ordinance.

 

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

 

Case No. CPC-2016-1243-CA

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-1277-ND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes, by the Bel Air - Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council; Brentwood Neighborhood Council; Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council; Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council; Encino Neighborhood Council; Glassell Park Neighborhood Council; Los Feliz Neighborhood Council; Mar Vista Neighborhood Council; Neighborhood Council of Westchester-Playa Del Rey; Pacific Palisades Neighborhood Council; South Robertson Neighborhood Council; Sunland - Tujunga Neighborhood Council; Venice Neighborhood Council; West Hills Neighborhood Council; Westside Neighborhood Council; and, Westwood Neighborhood Council.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
17-0274

CONTINUED FROM 10/10/17

Negative Declaration, Exemption pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15378(b)(4) and 15061(b)(3), and related CEQA findings, reports from the City Attorney, Resolution, draft Ordinances relative to adding Section 19.18 to the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) and amending Section 16.02 of the LAMC to establish an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee (AHLF), with revisions to: exempt all hospitals from the AHLF with a definition in the ordinance for Hospitals; adjust the implementation timeline of the AHLF Ordinance to eighteen months from one year, with the amount of the total AHLF being imposed increasing by one-third every six months (with no fee imposed for the first six months); establish the fee amount owed by a development project based on the date a complete building permit application or complete planning and zoning entitlement application is submitted to the City; and, include technical changes and clarifications requested by the Department of Building and Safety, and adding Section 5.582 to Chapter 176 to the Los Angeles Administrative Code to create the Housing Impact Trust Fund for the receipt and use of AHLF monies, with revisions to modify the Housing and Community Investment Department's (HCID) annual reporting requirements to include the establishment of an oversight committee, whose recommendations regarding the AHLF in relation to market conditions may be included in HCID's annual report, and reports from the Department of City Planning relative to additional policy considerations for the proposed AHLF Ordinance, including options for an exemption from the AHLF for non-profit Philanthropic Institutions as defined in LAMC 12.03. (Also referred to Housing Committee.)

 

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

 

Case No. CPC-2016-3431-CA

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-3432-ND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes, by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, and Silver Lake Neighborhood Council.

 

 

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