PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER, ROOM 340, CITY HALL - 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)
09-0969

Reports from Department of City Planning (DCP) and City Attorney, and draft Ordinance relative to amending Sections 19.00 through 19.10 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to update application and appeal fees to decrease the DCP's reliance on the City's General Fund. (Also referred to Budget and Finance Committee.)

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes, by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Echo Park Neighborhood Council (formerly Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council), Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Council, Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council, and Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
16-1045

CONTINUED FROM 1/24/17

Categorical Exemption under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Section 15061(b)(3) and related CEQA findings, reports from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and City Attorney, draft Ordinance relative to amending Sections 12.03, 12.09 A.3 and 12.22 C.27 of Chapter One of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require greater front and rear yard setbacks, establish fence and wall height requirements adjacent to public right-of-ways, increase restrictions on Small Lot lot coverage, restrict Small Lot Subdivisions from R2 Zones, establish a Small Lot division of land process for existing bungalow courts and projects with existing buildings, and to create a process to establish design standards for Small Lot Subdivisions with an incidental administrative clearance procedure, and Communications from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety and Department of City Planning relative to proposed modifications to the draft Ordinance for amendments to the administrative design review criteria and process for all newly constructed, converted, and subsequently modified Small Lot dwelling units.

 

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

 

Case No. CPC-2015-4499-CA

 

Environmental No. ENV-2015-4500-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
17-1296
CD 10

TIME LIMIT: 2/12/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 2/9/18

Mitigated Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and draft Ordinance relative to a Vesting Zone Change from C4-2 and R5P-2 to (T)(Q)C4-2 for the construction of a new 16-story, 196-unit multifamily development which will include three levels of podium parking and two levels of subterranean parking, containing 301 vehicle parking spaces and 300 bicycle parking spaces, including the preservation of an existing 14-story office building and the demolition of an existing surface parking lot, and a lobby, lounge, dog run and fitness room, with total project containing approximately 265,434 square feet, for the property located at 3869-3879 West Wilshire Boulevard and 626-640 South Saint Andrews Place, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Paul Kim, JPB Partners, Inc.

 

Representative: Jim Ries, Craig Lawson and Company, LLC

 

Case No. CPC-2016-1495-VZC-ZAA-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-1496-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
17-1213
CD 5

CONTINUED FROM 1/16/18

TIME LIMIT: 2/1/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 1/31/18

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 Aidlin-Rees Apartments / Rudolf Ising Residence located at 106-108 1/2 South Kings Road in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Applicant: Steven Luftman

 

Owner: Rimini LP

 

Case No. CHC-2017-2886-HCM

 

Environmental No. ENV-2017-2887-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
18-0038
CD 4

TIME LIMIT: 2/7/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 2/7/18

Categorical Exemption (CE) pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15332, and related CEQA findings, report from the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC), and an appeal filed by Save Old Hollywood (Representative: Jamie T. Hall, Channel Law Group, LLP) from the determination of the CLAAPC in approving CE No. ENV-2017-1402-CE, and sustaining the Deputy Advisory Agency's approval of Vesting Tentative Tract No. VTT-74942-SL, the Zoning Administrator's Adjustment to permit a maximum building height of 33 feet six inches in lieu of the maximum height of 30 feet in the RD1.5-1XL Zone, and to permit a lot area density of 1,200 square feet per dwelling unit in lieu of 1,500 square feet per dwelling unit in the RD1.5-1XL Zone, for the subdivision of four parcels into 18 small lots, in conjunction with the construction, use, and maintenance of 18 small lot homes on a 26,700 square-foot site in the RD1.5-1XL Zone, for the property located at 6517-6533 West Lexington Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Jeff Thomas, 6533 Lex LLC

 

Representative: Sami Kohanim, Land Use Developers Corporation

 

Case No. VTT-74942-SL

 

Environmental No. ENV-2017-1402-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

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