PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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 GREIG SMITH

 

(Rita Moreno - 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)
14-1697-S5

Motion (Huizar - Harris-Dawson) relative to requesting the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, to prepare and present an ordinance to allow projects that are otherwise compliant with relevant Building Code requirements and would have a number of years to comply with the Seismic Retrofit Ordinance, but for the fact that their use as temporary homeless housing qualifies as a change of use that triggers immediate compliance with the Seismic Retrofit Ordinance, be allowed to retain the ability to defer compliance with the requirements of the Seismic Retrofit Ordinance as if no change of use was occurring.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
19-0304
CD 7

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  6/25/19

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) No. ENV-2016-0072-MND pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Sections 15162 and 15164, and related CEQA findings, report from the North Valley Area Planning Commission (NVAPC) relative to a draft Ordinance effectuating a Zone Change from A2-1 to (T)(Q)RS-1, for the construction, use, and maintenance of three new single-family dwellings each providing 2,472 square feet of floor area with a 387 square-foot garage, located on separate Parcels B, C, and D of the approved Parcel Map AA-2016-71-PMLA, respectively; Parcel A will remain improved with an existing 1,268 square foot single-family dwelling, on an approximately 43,567 square-foot (1.0 acre) site; with the proposed new residences to provide a minimum of two residential parking spaces per dwelling unit; the removal of up to six of the eight trees located both on-site and within the adjacent public right-of-way, and the one on-site protected oak (Quercus agrifolia) tree to be preserved in-place; and proposed minimal grading for the construction of the three proposed single-family dwellings, for the property at 12070 West Pierce Street.

 

Applicant:  Sergio Valencia

 

Representative:  Ramon Gallardo, RG Design and Consulting

 

Case No.  APCNV-2016-0070-ZC

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-0072-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
19-1200-S25

TIME LIMIT:  7/15/19; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  7/03/19

Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Mr. Jacob Stevens to the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Donna Choi, for the term ending June 30, 2021.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement:  Completed.

 

Background Check:  Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
18-0819
CD 5

CONTINUED FROM 3/19/19

TIME LIMIT:  6/24/19; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  6/21/19 

Cultural Heritage Commission report relative to declining the inclusion of the Goldstein Apartments located at 132-134 1/2 North Kings Road, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Applicant:  City of Los Angeles

 

Owners:  Feldberg Family Partnership c/o Martin Feldberg; Feldberg Family Partnership

 

Case No. CHC-2018-7214-HCM

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-7215-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
19-0293
CD 4

CONTINUED FROM 5/28/19

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  6/20/19

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 the Tom Bergin's, located at 840 South Fairfax Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

 

Owners:  Vintage Vices LLC; TK & MK, LLC

 

Applicants:  Adrian Scott Fine, Los Angeles Conservancy; Miracle Mile Residential Association

 

Case No. CHC-2018-5803-HCM

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-5804-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  No.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)CONTINUE TO 7/30/19
18-0778
CD 13

Categorical Exemption (No. ENV-2017-2808-CE) and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; report from the Central Los Angeles Area  Planning Commission (CLAAPC); and an Appeal filed by Susan Hunter, Save Hollywood  (Representative: Susan Hunter, Save Hollywood) from the determination of the CLAAPC in approving an exemption from CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, City CEQA Guidelines, Section 1, Class 1, Category 22, for the sale, dispensing and instructional tasting of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site and off-site consumption in conjunction with a tasting room within a craft distillery manufacturing operation, for the property located at 5975 West Santa Monica Boulevard (1106 North Gordon Street), subject to Conditions of Approval and modified Findings.

 

Applicant:  Larry Neuberg, Hollywood Distillery, Inc.

 

Representative:  Matt Goulet, Land Use Developers Group

 

Related Case No. ZA-2017-2807-CUB-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2017-2808-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
12-1661
CD 8

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  8/27/19

Categorical Exemption pursuant to State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Section 15321 (Enforcement Actions by Regulatory Agencies) and related CEQA findings, and Appeal filed by Nick Benetatos, Tam's Burger No. 6 (Representative:  Neill Brower, Jeffer Mangels Butler and Mitchell LLP) from the determination of the Zoning Administrator in approving plans to Modify Conditions of the Modified Conditions approved by the City Council on December 5, 2012, specifically Condition No. 11 - to post operating hours at the entrance of the restaurant; and Condition No. 12 - to allow for one California State licensed uniform security guard and one on-duty manager from 8:00 a.m. until the business is closed for the day, for the properties located at 10023 and 10027 South Figueroa Street.

 

Applicant:  Nick Benetatos, Tam's Burger No. 6

 

Representative:  Neill Brower, Jeffer Mangels Butler and Mithcell LLP

 

Case No. DIR-2012-1288-RV-PA1-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-3690-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
19-0457
CD 5

TIME LIMIT:  7/15/19; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  7/03/19

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), and an Appeal filed by Lili Bosse, 8000 Third Street Properties, LLC and 8008 Third Street Investments, LLC (Representative:  Dale Goldsmith, Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac LLP) from the determination of the LACPC in denying a Waiver of Dedication and Improvement to waive the otherwise required dedication and sidewalk widening along the subject property's frontage on the south side of 3rd Street for the properties located at 8000-8014 West 3rd Street, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  Lili Bosse, 8000 Third Street Properties, LLC and 8008 Third Street Investments, LLC

 

Representative:  Dale Goldsmith, Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

 

Case No. CPC-2018-1650-DB-WDI

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-1651-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
16-1468

CONTINUED FROM 5/15/18

Categorical Exemption pursuant to Public Resources Code 21080.17 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3), 15301, 15302 and 15303; and related CEQA findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) relative to a proposed Ordinance amending Sections 12.03, 12.22 and 12.33, 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.

 

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:

Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

 

For if amended:

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council

Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council

Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council

 

Neutral:

Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council

Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)CONTINUE TO 8/13/19
18-1242
CD 1

CONTINUED FROM 2/26/19

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 8/27/19

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program and related California Environmental Quality Act findings; report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) relative to a Resolution for a General Plan Amendment to the Westlake Community Plan to designate the land use of the subject properties from Highway Oriented Commercial to Community Commercial; a draft Ordinance effectuating a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from R4-1 and C2-1 to (T)(Q)C2-2D to allow a maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 2.99:1 (approximately 60,637 square feet); and an Appeal filed by Elle Farmer, UNITE HERE Local 11 from the determination of the LACPC in approving the following:  1) the MND; 2) a Vesting Conditional Use to allow the construction, use and maintenance of a hotel in the C2 Zone within 500 feet of an A or R Zone; 3) a Site Plan Review for a project containing a maximum 100 guest rooms; and 4) Condition Nos. 1, 8, 34-39, 42, 44 and 45; for the demolition of an existing commercial retail building and related surface parking for the construction, use, and maintenance of a new six-story hotel above two levels of subterranean parking, containing 100 guest rooms, and approximately 10,948 square feet of office, restaurant, meeting room and support space, on a 22,500 square-foot property, including approximately 100 automobile parking spaces, as well as six long-term and six short-term bicycle parking spaces with the FAR of the proposed building being 2.99:1 and the maximum height being approximately 82 feet, for the properties located at 2005 West James Wood Boulevard; 731-847 South Alvarado Street; 730-840 South Alvarado Street; 2019-2101 West 8th Street; 2030-2100 West 8th Street; and 2019 West James M. Wood Boulevard, subject to modified Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant: Tauan Chen, Infinitely Group

 

Representative: Eric Liebermann, QES Incorporated

 

Case No. CPC-2017-712-GPA-VZC-HD-VCU-SPR-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2017-713-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(12)RELATED TO ITEM 13
18-0982-S1
CD 13

TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  6/28/19

An Appeal filed by Douglas P. Carstens on behalf of Coalition to Preserve LA (Representative: Douglas P. Carstens, Chatten-Brown and Carstens LLP) from the determination of the LACPC in finding that the City Council previously determined on November 21, 2018, that the project is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21155.1 as a Sustainable Communities Project; and denying the appeal and sustaining the January 16, 2019 determination of the Deputy Advisory Agency to approve a Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. VTT-74496-CN, for the merger of three lots on a 0.73 acre site into one ground lot, for a project to include 200 residential apartments and 7,000 square feet of commercial use, for the properties located at 6400 Sunset Boulevard, 1440-1460 North Cahuenga Boulevard, 6400-6416 West Sunset Boulevard, 1419 North Ivar Avenue, 1441-1453 North Ivar Avenue and 1418 North Cahuenga Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval.

 

Applicant:  6400 Sunset, LLC

 

Representative:  Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown, LLP

 

Case No. VTT-47796-CN-2A

 

Related Case Nos. CPC-2016-3630-ZC-HD-DB-MCUP-SPP-SPR-WDI; CPC-2016-3630-ZC-HD-DB-MCUP-SPP-SPR-WDI-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3631-SCPE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(13)RELATED TO ITEM 12
18-0982-S2
CD 13

TIME LIMIT:  7/15/19; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION:  7/03/19

Report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), draft Ordinance effectuating a Zone Change and Height District Change to remove the "D" limitation on the site, and an Appeal filed by Douglas P. Carstens on behalf of Coalition to Preserve L.A. (Representative:  Douglas P. Carstens, Chatten-Brown & Carstens) from the determination of the LACPC in approving 1) a Master Conditional Use to permit the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at four establishments for the 7,000 square-foot ground floor commercial use; 2) a Project Permit Compliance Review for signage in the Hollywood Signage Supplemental Use District; and 3) a Site Plan Review for a project that would result in an increase of 50 or more dwelling units, for a mixed-use development containing 200 residential units, with 10 units reserved for Extremely Low Income Households (5 percent) and 7,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space within a 26-story building (maximum height of 285-feet) on the northern lot, resulting in 231,836 square feet of new floor area and a maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 6:1; for the properties located at 6400 Sunset Boulevard, 1440-1460 North Cahuenga Boulevard, 6400-6416 West Sunset Boulevard, 1419 North Ivar Avenue, 1441-1453 North Ivar Avenue and 1418 North Cahuenga Boulevard, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval and Modified Findings.  The Los Angeles City Council, on November 21, 2018, previously determined the project to be statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21155.1.

 

Applicant:  6400 Sunset, LLC

 

Representative:  Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown, LLP

 

Case Nos. CPC-2016-3630-ZC-HD-DB-MCUP-SPP-SPR-WDI; CPC-2016-3630-ZC-HD-MCUP-SPP-SPR-WDI-1A

 

Related Case No. VTT-74496-CN-2A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3631-SCPE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Yes.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

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