PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, CHAIR
  COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD
  COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.
  COUNCILMEMBER GILBERT A. CEDILLO
  COUNCILMEMBER JOHN S. LEE

 

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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)REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO 3/24/20
19-1224
CD 13

CONTINUED FROM 12/03/19

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 3/24/20

Categorical Exemption pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Section 15301, and related CEQA Findings, report from the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC), and Appeal filed by Doug Haines on behalf of the La Mirada Avenue Neighborhood Association of Hollywood (Representative: Robert Silverstein, The Silverstein Law Firm) from the determination from the CLAAPC to sustain the Zoning Administrator’s February 28, 2019 determination, to approve, pursuant to Section 12.27 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), a Zone Variance from LAMC Section 12.09.1 B.4, to permit a 36 dwelling unit density within an existing multi-family residential building in lieu of a maximum 32 dwelling unit density allowed by the previous R4 Zone designation, prior to the Zone Change from R4 to RD1.5 in 1989 per Ordinance No. 164,690, for the conversion of an existing manager’s office and storage rooms to four residential units consisting of a one bedroom unit and three studios within an existing multi-family residential building that is permitted to have a maximum of 32 units per the previous R4 zone designation, on a site consisting of three lots developed with two buildings, where the proposed conversion is for the building located on Lots 33 and 34 fronting on Sierra Vista Avenue for the properties located at 5442-5446 West Sierra Vista Avenue and 5443-5445 West Romaine Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  Lila Eilat and Mark Silber, Sierra Romaine, LLC

 

Representative:  Nicole Kuklok-Waldman, Collaborate Incorporated

 

Case No. ZA-2016-4729-ZV-2A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-4730-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
19-1506
CD 1

TIME LIMIT: 3/2/20; AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 2/28/20
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), draft Ordinance relative to a Vesting Zone Change on the project site from [Q]M1-1-CDO to (T)(Q)CM-1-CDO-RIO  for the demolition of an existing one-story storage, warehouse, and distribution structure, measuring approximately 53,670 square feet, including a two-story office area, and a billboard; and the construction, use and maintenance of a new five-story residential structure with 370 apartment units, including 31 units for Very Low Income Households (11 percent of the base density), approximately 58,866 square feet of open space, 1,914 square feet of co-work space, and 597 parking stalls within a seven-story parking structure on a site that measures approximately 219,842 square feet or five acres for the properties located at 2900-2910 West San Fernando Road, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: David Bolstad

Representative: Grant Williams, Fairfield Residential

Case No. CPC-2016-4393-VZC-DB-CDO-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-4394-MND

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
20-0050
CD 4

TIME LIMIT: 4/14/20; AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 4/8/20

Report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and draft Ordinance effectuating a Zone Change from P-1L-RIO, PB-1L-RIO and C2-1L-RIO to (T)(Q)C2-1L-RIO for Proposed Lot 1 and P-1L-RIO, PB-1L-RIO and C2-1L-RIO to (T)(Q)RAS3-1L-RIO for Proposed Lot 2; for the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Reduced Alternative 5 which includes the development of 249 multi-family residential units and 27,470 square feet of commercial uses; these new uses would be provided within two new buildings located to the north of the existing Sunkist Building, the Reduced Alternative 5 would provide 1,141 parking spaces within above-grade and below-grade parking levels within the northern portion of the Project Site, a surface parking lot within the eastern portion of the Project Site, and an above- and below-grade parking structure within the western portion of the Project Site; as part of the Reduced Alternative 5, portions of the interior and exterior of the Sunkist Building would be renovated; in total, the Reduced Alternative 5 would involve the development of up to 287,924 square feet of new floor area (not including the 126,674-square-foot Sunkist Building to remain) for the Project site located at 14130 and 14154 West Riverside Drive and 4715-4745 North Hazeltine Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.  This Project was assessed in the previously certified EIR No. ENV-2014-1362-EIR (SCH No. 2014071001), which includes the Draft EIR dated July 2016, and the Final EIR, dated August 2019, certified on September 10, 2019.

 

Applicant:  John Tesoriero, IMT Capital II Sherman Oaks LLC

 

Representative:  Dave Rand, Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2014-1361-ZC-MCUP-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2014-1362-EIR; SCH No. 2014071001

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
20-0123
CD 13

Motion (O'Farrell - Blumenfield) relative to initiating consideration of the property located at 7050 - 7054 West Hawthorn Avenue as a City Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) under the procedures set forth in Section 22.170.10 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, and instructing the Department of City Planning to prepare the HCM application for review and consideration by the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC); and, instructing, after review of the application, that the CHC submit its report and recommendation to the City Council regarding the inclusion of said property on the City list of HCMs.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
19-1612
CD 13

Categorical Exemption (CE) from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15332 (In-Fill Development Project) Class 32, and related CEQA findings, report from the Los Angels City Planning Commission (LACPC) and an appeal filed by Linda Kroff from the determination of the LACPC in approving the CE for the demolition of two auto repair buildings totaling 2,160 square feet, and the construction, use and maintenance of a five-story, 13,882 square foot, 16-unit residential building measuring 59 feet, 4 inches in height; the Project consists of 1,435.5 square feet of open space and 10 parking spaces within a first-floor parking level for the properties located at 4575 West Santa Monica Boulevard and 1102-1112 North Lyman Place, subject to Conditions of Approval. 

 

Applicant: 4575 Santa Monica Blvd. LLC

 

Representative: Greg Wittmann, 500r LLC

 

Case No. DIR-2018-347-TOC-SPP-SPPA-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-348-CE-2A

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
20-0016
CD 14

Report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to the Transfer of Floor Area Rights (TFAR) for the development of a vacant site with a mixed-use development (Project) consisting of 190 hotel guest rooms, 31 residential condominium units, and 29,232 square feet of commercial restaurant uses containing a total of up to 255,812 square feet of floor area on a 16,663 square foot (0.38-acre) lot, for a floor area ratio (FAR) of 13:1, the proposed uses would be located within a 53-story building with a maximum height of 784 feet, and as proposed, the Project would provide 126 vehicle parking spaces within two subterranean and three-above grade parking levels; and 156 bicycle parking spaces for the properties located at 319 - 323 5th Street and 440 - 442 South Hill Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.  The project was assessed in the previously certified 5th and Hill Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) No. ENV-2016-3766-EIR (State Clearinghouse No. 2017031018), which includes the Draft EIR, dated November 1, 2018, and the Final EIR, dated April 26, 2019, and certified on August 2, 2019 and adopted the Environmental Findings and the Mitigation Monitoring Program prepared for the 5th and Hill Project EIR; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent EIR or addendum is required for approval of the Project.

 

Applicant:  Jeffrey Fish, JMF Enterprises V, LLC

 

Representative: Loren Montgomery, Montgomery Clark Advisors

 

Case No.  CPC-2016-3765-TDR-MCUP-CUX-ZAD-DD-SPR

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3766-EIR; State Clearinghouse No. 2017031018

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
19-0702
CD 5

CONTINUED FROM 01/21/20

Categorical Exemption pursuant to State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Section 15332, Article 19, Class 32, and related CEQA findings; report from the Department of City Planning; and, appeals filed by 1) Stacy Antler, Century Glen Homeowners’ Association (Representative: Tim Martin, Esq., Law Offices of Timothy D. Martin), and 2) Fix the City, Inc. (Representative: Beverly Grossman Palmer, Strumwasser and Woocher LLP) from the determination of the Director of Planning in approving a Categorical Exemption, for the demolition of an existing pole sign and the subsequent construction, use, and maintenance of a seven-story, 120 unit, 97,011 square-foot residential building totaling a varying height not to exceed 67-79 feet with 169 automobile parking spaces and 66 bicycle parking spaces, where the proposed project will set aside 12 units for Extremely Low Income Households, for the property located at 10400 - 10422 West Santa Monica Boulevard and 1800 South Pandora Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Elliot Nayssan, Robhana, Inc./NHD Terrace, LLC

Representative: Matthew Hayden, Hayden Planning

Case No. DIR-2017-81 -TOC-SPR
 
Environmental No. ENV-2017-82-CE-1A
 
Fiscal Impact Statement: No.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
20-0052
CD 11

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 2/11/20

Categorical Exemption (CE) from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15303, 15315, and 15332, report from the Department of City Planning and an appeal filed by People Organized for Westside Renewal, Robin Rudisill, Sue Kaplan, and Celia Williams, from the determination of the Director of Planning in approving, pursuant to Section 12.20.2 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, a Coastal Development Permit for a development in the single permit jurisdiction of the Coastal Zone and, pursuant to Government Code Sections 65590 and 65591.1 and the City of Los Angeles Interim Mello Act Compliance Administrative procedures, a Mello Act Compliance Review for a Preliminary Parcel Map (Small Lot Subdivision) to subdivide one existing lot totaling approximately 5,200 square feet into two (2) new small lots that are 2,273 (Parcel A) and 2,527 (Parcel B) square feet in lot area - in conjunction with the demolition of an existing duplex and single-family dwelling, the removal of four trees, and the construction of a two-story, single-family dwelling with a roof deck on each newly subdivided lot; the project includes the construction of a 2,091 square-foot single-family dwelling on Parcel A and a 1,287 square-foot single-family dwelling with a 396 square-foot attached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on Parcel B, six (6) parking spaces are provided onsite for the project site located at 635-637 East San Juan Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval. (On January 21, 2020, Council adopted Motion [Bonin - Koretz], pursuant to Charter Section 245, asserting jurisdiction over the November 20, 2019 action of the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission.)

 

Applicant:  Kevin Zhang

 

Representative:  Steve Kaplan, Steve Kaplan Land Use Law; The Code Solution

 

Case No.  DIR-2016-3291-CDP-MEL-1A

 

Related Case No.  AA-2016-3290-PMLA-SL

 

Environmental No.  ENV-2016-3293-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-0062
CD 5

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 2/11/20

Categorical Exemption (CE) from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), report from the Department of City Planning, and an appeal filed by Jennifer Quinn Gowey and Eric Gowey (Representative: Kristina Kropp, Luna and Glushon), from the determination of the Director of Planning in denying, pursuant to Section 12.20.3 K of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, a Certificate of Appropriateness for the construction of a two-story rear addition and the infill of a side-facing porch on a one-story single-family structure in the South Carthay Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, for a project consisting of a 178 square-foot first-story rear addition, a 938 square-foot second-story rear addition, a 28 square-foot first-story side addition, and the addition of a 153 square-foot rear covered porch, to a 2,481 square-foot single-story single-family residence, with a proposed roof height of the second-story rear addition to be 25 feet, and the first-story rear addition to be created by enclosing a 150 square-foot porch, and the 28 square-foot addition to be created by enclosing a porch on the east elevation, for the project site located at 6500 West Olympic Place. (On January 21, 2020, Council adopted Motion [Rodriguez for Koretz - Martinez], pursuant to Charter Section 245, asserting jurisdiction over the December 10, 2019 action of the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission.)

 

Applicant:  Lisa Klein, Trustee of the Quinn 2012; Irrevocable Trusts

 

Representative:  Chris Drugan, Pacific Crest Consultants

 

Case No.  DIR-2019-3828-COA-1A

 

Environmental No.  ENV-2019-3829-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted. 

 

 

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