PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
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COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR, CHAIR

 

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COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD

 

COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.

 

 

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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)
16-0684-S2

Motion (Wesson - Ryu) relative to instructing the Department of City Planning, in consultation with the City Attorney, to prepare a report with options to provide notice to either the abutting neighbor, or to neighbors within 100 feet or more of a development project site subject to the recently adopted Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentive Program Guidelines.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (3)
18-1200-S10

CONTINUE FROM 4/24/18

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 5/29/18

Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Yvette Lopez-Ledesma to the North Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2022.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Pending.

 

Background Check:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (4)
18-1200-S11

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/1/18

Communication from the Mayor relative to the Commission appointment of Ms. Karen Mack to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2020.

 

Financial Disclosure:  Filed.

 

Background Check:  Completed.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (5)
16-0407

Reports from the Mayor and City Administrative Officer relative to a request to accept and expend a Supplemental Grant Award from the Rockefeller Foundation to support the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative in Los Angeles.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (6)
18-0360
CD 4

TIME LIMIT: 7-9-18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7-3-18

Environmental Impact Report; Los Angeles City Planning Commission report relative to a Resolution for a General Plan Amendment to the Hollywood Community Plan to redesignate the site from Highway Oriented Commercial and Medium Density Residential to General Commercial and to change the land use designation of the parcels listed within the add areas from Highway Oriented Commercial to General Commercial; and a draft Ordinance effectuating a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from C2-1D and R3-1XL to (T)(Q)C2-2D, including a new D-Limitation to restrict the floor area ratio to 3:1, for the demolition and removal of the existing office and automobile storage buildings (totaling 54,661 square feet) located on the project site, and development of a mixed-use building, including 231 multi-family residential units and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor neighborhood-serving commercial uses (including up to a 5,000 square-foot high-turnover restaurant and up to 10,000 square feet of general retail), and 390 vehicle parking spaces within two subterranean, one at grade and one above grade level of parking, with approximately eight percent of the permitted base density, equal to 15 units, will be restricted for Very Low-Income households, with the project varying in height from 23 feet to 80 feet, four inches, and will have a total build-out of 218,316 square feet, for the properties located at 6901-6931 West Santa Monica Boulevard; 1107-1121 North Mansfield Avenue; and 1106-1126 North Orange Drive (Add Areas: 6851-6855 West Santa Monica Boulevard; 1107-1121 North Citrus Avenue; 1104-1116 North Mansfield Avenue; 7001-7029 West Santa Monica Boulevard; 1118-1110 North Sycamore Avenue; 1107-1117 North Orange Drive; 7051 West Santa Monica Boulevard; and 1105-1115 North Sycamore; unaddressed parcels include APN’s 5532016031, 5532016015, and 5531013025), subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  Mark Spector, ONNI Santa Monica, LLP

 

Representative:  Dale Goldsmith, Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac, LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2015-4611-GPA-VZC-HD-DB-MCUP-WDL-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2015-4612-EIR; SCH No. 2016021044

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (7) RELATED TO ITEMS 8 (18-0269-S1) and 9 (18-0269-S2)
18-0269
CD 14

Environmental Impact Report, Errata and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, relative to a Sign District Supplemental Use District for the Figueroa and Pico Sign District, for the properties located at 1200-1260 South Figueroa Street, and 601 West Pico Boulevard.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles; Lightstone DTLA, LLC

 

Representative:  James E. Pugh, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2016-4220-SN

 

Related Case Nos. CPC-2016-4219-GPA-ZC; CPC-2016-2595-DA-CU-MCUP-CUX-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-2594-EIR; SCH No. 2016121063

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (8) RELATED TO ITEMS 7 (18-0269) AND 9 (18-0269-S2)
18-0269-S1
CD 14

Environmental Impact Report, Errata, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a Development Agreement by and between Lightstone DTLA, LLC and the City of Los Angeles, for the proposed mixed-use development (Fig plus Pico Conference Center Hotels Project) with up to 1,153 guest rooms and 13,145 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant uses within two hotel towers (Hotel A/B Tower and Hotel C Tower), totaling up to 505,335 square feet of floor area on a approximately 1.22-acre site (9.5:1 Floor Area Ratio); Hotel A/B Tower would include up to 775 hotel guest rooms, 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant uses, and podium parking for all three hotels within a 38-story, 465-foot tower on the northeast corner of South Figueroa Street and West Pico Boulevard, and Hotel C Tower would include up to 378 guest rooms and 2,145 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant uses in a 27-story, 350-foot tower located on the northwest corner of West Pico Boulevard and South Flower Street, and will be demolished an existing 27,800 square-foot, two-story commercial building with surface parking, for the properties located at 1248 South Figueroa Street (1240-1260 South Figueroa Street; 601 West Pico Boulevard.

 

Applicant:  Lightstone DTLA, LLC

 

Representative:  James E. Pugh, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2016-2595-DA-CU-MCUP-CUX-SPR

 

Related Case Nos. CPC-2016-4219-GPA-ZC; CPC-2016-4220-SN

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-2594-EIR; SCH No. 2016121063

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (9) RELATED TO ITEMS 7 (18-0269) AND 8 (18-0269-S1)
18-0269-S2
CD 14

TIME LIMIT: 7/9/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/3/18

Environmental Impact Report, Errata, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a Resolution for a General Plan Amendment to the Central City Community Plan to redesignate a portion of the site (three parcels at 601 West Pico Boulevard) from High Density Residential to Regional Commercial land use, including a modification to Footnote 3 of the Central City Community Plan to allow for a Floor Area Ratio of 10:1, and a draft Ordinance effectuating a Zone Change and Height District Change from [Q]R5-4D-O and C2-4D-O to (T)(Q)C2-4D-O-SN, including new D-Limitations on the project site, for the proposed mixed-use development (Fig plus Pico Conference Center Hotels Project) with up to 1,153 guest rooms and 13,145 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant uses within two hotel towers (Hotel A/B Tower and Hotel C Tower), totaling up to 505,335 square feet of floor area on a approximately 1.22-acre site (9.5:1 Floor Area Ratio); Hotel A/B Tower would include up to 775 hotel guest rooms, 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant uses, and podium parking for all three hotels within a 38-story, 465-foot tower on the northeast corner of South Figueroa Street and West Pico Boulevard, and Hotel C Tower would include up to 378 guest rooms and 2,145 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant uses in a 27-story, 350-foot tower located on the northwest corner of West Pico Boulevard and South Flower Street, and will be demolished an existing 27,800 square-foot, two-story commercial building with surface parking, for the properties located at 1248 South Figueroa Street (1240-1260 South Figueroa Street; 601 West Pico Boulevard), subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles; Lightstone DTLA, LLC

 

Representative:  James E. Pugh, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2016-4219-GPA-ZC

 

Related Case Nos. CPC-2016-2595-DA-CU-MCUP-CUX-SPR; CPC-2016-4220-SN

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-2594-EIR; SCH No. 2016121063

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (10)
16-1468

CONTINUED FROM 3/21/17

Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code 21080.17 and CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(a), 15061(b)(3), 15301, 15302 and 15303; and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15074(b) and related CEQA findings, 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 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code for the purpose of regulating Accessory Dwelling Units and complying with State law; and report from the Department of City Planning responding to the Committee's request made at the meeting on March 31, 2017, and presentation of draft Ordinance that incorporates recent changes to State law.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning

 

Case No. CPC-2016-4345-CA

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-4346-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No.

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

For if amended:  Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council

Against:  Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO. (11)
18-0179
CD 7, 12

Motion (Rodriguez - Englander - Ryu) relative to instructing the Department of City Planning and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, in consultation with the City Attorney, to prepare a report with recommendations and Development Standards to ensure that the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units does not adversely impact equine keeping uses located in either K districts and in non-K districts.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (12)
18-0242
CD 1

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/13/18

Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15308, Class 8, and Article 19, Section 15331, Class 31 of the State CEQA Guidelines and report from the Cultural Heritage Commission relative to the inclusion of Standard Oil Company Sales Department Building/Woman's Building located at 1727 North Spring Street in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Applicant: Adrian Scott Fine, Los Angeles Conservancy

 

Owner: Toby Mazzie, Jr.; New Haven Moving Equipment

 

Case No. CHC-2018-11-HCM

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-12-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (13)
17-0341
CD 3

TIME LIMIT: 6/14/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/13/18

Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program, Communication from the Department of City Planning and draft Ordinance relative to a Zone Change from RA-1 to (T)(Q)RD1.5-1, for a new 12-unit residential apartment building, comprised of two levels of residential over one level of at-grade garage parking, with a maximum building height of 45 feet, providing a total of 24 automobile parking spaces, with the project reserving five percent of total units to Extremely Low Income households (one unit) and six percent of total units to Very Low Income households (one unit), for the property located at 18367 West Hatteras Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  David Haghnazaradeh

 

Representative:  Hoss Eftekhari, Hoss, William and Associates

 

Case No. APCSV-2016-2081-ZC

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-2080-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (14)
18-0228
CD 6

TIME LIMIT: 6/18/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/15/18

Mitigated Negative Declaration, Addendum dated January 17, 2018, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the North Valley Area Planning Commission and draft Ordinances relative to a Vesting Zone Change from RA-1 to (T)(Q)RD3-1, and Building Line Removals of the 25-foot building line along Nordhoff Street and the 17-foot building line along Wakefield Avenue, for the demolition of a single-family dwelling and attached garage and the subsequent construction, use and maintenance of eight single-family dwellings in a Small Lot Subdivision configuration, which are proposed to be developed at two-stories each, with each of the eight single-family dwelling units fronting an internal common driveway, providing a total of 16 on-site vehicle parking spaces with two in individual, two-car garages for each dwelling unit, for the property located at 14451 West Nordhoff Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  Albert G. LLC, 4 Semillas, LLC

 

Representative:  Oshin Tousounian, Structural Design Group

 

Case No. APCNV-2016-1804-VZC-BL-F-WDI

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-1805-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (15)
18-0268
CD 13

TIME LIMIT: 6/11/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/8/18

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program, Addendum dated June 16, 2016 and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) and appeals filed by Elle Farmer on behalf of self and Unite Here Local 11 (Representative: Gideon Kracov, Law Office of Gideon Kracov) from the determination of the LACPC in approving the MND and the following:

 

  1. Conditional Use to permit an increase in Floor Area Ratio (FAR) beyond the current permitted 3:1 as established by the D Limitation under Ordinance No. 165661, up to a maximum FAR of 3:69:1;

  2. Conditional Use to permit the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at a proposed hotel with in-room control access cabinets, on-site restaurants and bars;

  3. Zone Variance to permit rooftop dining above the ground floor in the C4 Zone; and

  4. Site Plan Review for a development project which creates or results in an increase of 50 or more guest rooms;

 

for the construction, use and maintenance of an eight-story (seven-story plus mezzanine), approximately 94 feet in height, 74,362 square-foot, 220 room boutique hotel (The Godfrey), including 2,723 square-foot ground floor restaurant, a third floor courtyard, and rooftop lounge with 1,440 square feet of floor area with a total of 476 seats (133 on the ground floor, 66 in the courtyard and 277 seats on the rooftop), including 104 on-site automobile parking spaces within three levels of subterranean parking and 94 bicycle parking spaces, for the properties located at 1400 North Cahuenga Boulevard; 1414 North Cahuenga Boulevard; 640 and 6413 De Longpre Aveune; and 1403, 1405, 1408 and 1413 Ivar Avenue, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  1400 Cahuenga JV, LLC; Oxford Hollywood, LLC

 

Representative:  Dana Sayles, Three6ixty

 

Case No. CPC-2016-3841-CU-CUB-ZV-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2015-3167-MND-REC1

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (16) REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO 5/22/18
18-0249
CD 4

Categorical Exemption (CE) from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 3, Article II, Class 3, Category 1 and State CEQA Statues and Guidelines, Article 19, Section 15332, Class 32 and related CEQA findings, report from the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC) and an appeal filed by Wrenn Chais (Representative: Robert L. Glushon, Esq., Luna and Glushon) from the determination of the CLAAPC in approving CE No. ENV-2017-2449-CE as the environmental clearance for a Project Permit Compliance Review and Design Review for the construction, use and maintenance of a new 35-foot tall, single-family residence containing 2,710 square feet of residential floor area with a 465 square-foot attached two-car garage and three uncovered parking spaces on a vacant, upslope, 6,832 square-foot lot, for the property located at 3314 North Lugano Place, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  Stephanie Savage and Michael Swischuk

 

Case No. DIR-2017-1001-DRB-SPP-1A

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (17)
17-0927
CD 1

CONTINUED FROM 12/12/17

Categorical Exemption (CE) pursuant to Section 15300 of State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, under Class 32, and Article III, Section One of the City CEQA Guidelines and related CEQA findings, report from the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC), and an appeal filed by Michel Ohana from the determination of the CLAAPC in approving CE No. ENV-2016-4752-CE as the environmental clearance for the adaptive reuse of an existing commercial office building for the conversion, use and maintenance of a hotel, the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages in conjunction with a ground floor cafe and restaurant, a rooftop restaurant and within access-cabinets in each of the 200 guest rooms and the construction, use and maintenance of a 200-room hotel, for the property located at 1529-1543 West Olympic Boulevard, 940-954 South Union Avenue, and 943 South Grattan Street.

 

Applicant: Union and Grattan Properties, LLC

 

Representative: Elizabeth Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson Group, Incorporated

 

Related Case No. ZA-2016-4751-ZAD-CUB-CU-1A

 

CEQA No. ENV-2016-4752-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (18)
18-0276
CD 5

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/3/18

Application for the Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity filed by Charles Khalil, relative to the off-site sale of alcoholic beverages for the Beverly Center Mobil located at 8483-8489 West Beverly Boulevard.

 

Applicant/Owner:  Charles Khalil

 

Representative:  Gavin McKiernan

 

Case No. ZA-2016-3861(CUB)

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (19)
18-0275
CD 13

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/3/18

Application for the Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity filed by Padraic Duffy, PQD, LLC, relative to the on-site sale of alcoholic beverages for Broadwater Plunge for the Sacred Fools Theater located at 6324 West Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Applicant/Owner:  PQD, LLC, Attn: Padraic Duffy

 

Representative:  Apex LA, Attn: Margaret Taylor

 

Case No. ZA-2017-1798(CUB)

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (20) REQUEST TO CONTINUE
18-0277
CD 14

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/3/18

Application for the Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity filed by Lawn School LLC dba Flask and Field, relative to the on-site sale of alcoholic beverages for the Flask and Field located at 767 South Alameda Street, Suite 180.

 

Applicant:  Lawn School LLC dba Flask and Field

 

Owner:  Alameda Square Owner, LLC / Atlas Capital Group

 

Representative:  Miriam Yoo, Sole Owner/Managing Member Lawn School LLC dba Flask and Field

 

Case No. ZA-2015-4211-MCUP-CUX-ZV

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (21)
18-0187
CD 3

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 6/6/18

Application for the Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity filed by Gregg Berwin, Westfield Topanga Owner, LP, and Communication from Council District Three, relative to supporting both on-site and off-site sale of alcoholic beverages for Westfield Topanga located at 21851 West Victory Boulevard.

 

Applicant/Owner:  Gregg Berwin, Westfield Topanga Owner, LP

 

Representative:  Heather Crossner, Latham and Watkins, LLP

 

Case No. ZA-2017-3167(MCUP)

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (22)
18-0282
CD 4

TIME LIMIT: 7/5/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/3/18

Application for the Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity filed by Marci Siegel, and Communication from Council District Four, relative to supporting the on-site sale of alcoholic beverages for Bukowski's Los Feliz located at 4650 Kingswell Avenue.

 

Applicant:  Marci Siegel

 

Owner:  David Abramis

 

Representative:  Gavin McKiernan

 

Case No. ZA-2015-2254(CUB)(SPP)

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO. (23)
18-0337
CD 13

TIME LIMIT: 7/17/18; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 7/3/18

Application for the Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity filed by Clubbizz, LLC, and Communication from Council District 13, relative to supporting the on-site sale of alcoholic beverages for The Atlas located at 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Applicant:  Clubbizz, LLC

 

Owner:  Maclise Robinson Properties

 

Representative:  Elizabeth Peterson Group, Inc

 

Case No. ZA-2017-2921-ZV-CUB

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

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