Meeting

REVISED – PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
*REVISED TO INCLUDE ITEM 2 (COUNCIL FILE NO. 21-0354)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, CHAIR
    COUNCILMEMBER GILBERT A. CEDILLO
    COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD
    COUNCILMEMBER MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS
    COUNCILMEMBER JOHN S. LEE
     

Armando Bencomo - Legislative Assistant (213) 978-1080
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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(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.
   
 
 
 
(2)
21-0354
Report from the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) and Grant Resolution relative to authorizing the Executive Director, DCR, to accept a $2,030,997 grant award, execute the associated Grant Agreement, and submit any necessary documents for the 2021 Cannabis Equity Act Grant from the State of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (State) to benefit the City’s commercial cannabis Social Equity Program and Social Equity applicants and licensees; adoption of additional Rules and Regulations in support of Section 104.20(c)(4)(ii) and Section 104.20(c)(4)(iv) within Article 4 of Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to add Regulation No. 14 for implementation of a financial grant program, and Regulation No. 15 or implementation of a fee deferral and fee waiver program for Social Equity Individual Applicants; adopt a pro-forma Social Equity Grant Agreement to disburse grant monies directly to eligible Social Equity Individual Applicants in accordance with the grant agreements; and, requesting the City Attorney to prepare an Ordinance to amend LAMC Sec. 104.06.1(b) to eliminate "proof of deposit” as a standalone application requirement, and to amend LAMC 104.12(a)(3) to grant an extension of time to July 31, 2021 for commercial cannabis businesses to submit late renewal applications and/or make late renewal fee payments for 2019, 2020 and/or 2021 renewal applications on or before July 31, 2021.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(3)
20-1593
CD 5
CONTINUED FROM 3/16/21
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 Herrington Residence, located at 1100 North Acanto Place, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: Larry O'Rourke, O'Rourke and Company

Owner: Lee Srednick, Trustee, Lee Srednick Trust; and Michael and Michelle Katz, Trustees, Katz Trust

Case No. CHC-2020-3761-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-3762-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(4)
20-1594
CD 4
CONTINUED FROM 3/16/21
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 Seiter Residence, located at 2924 North Montcalm Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: Francesco Carrozzini

Owner: Pier F. Carrozzini; and Janet L. MacPherson, et al. 

Case No. CHC-2020-5538-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-5539-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(5)
20-1617
CD 15
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Impact 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 Leone's Castle, located at 1055-1059 South Walker Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Owner/Applicant: Joanne Adler, Trustee, Adler Trust

Case No. CHC-2020-5215-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-5216- CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(6)
21-0346
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(1), CEQA Guidelines Sections 15308 (Class 8) and 15378(b)(5), and related CEQA findings; report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, proposed Ordinance, and Resolution relative to a Code Amendment for an update to the Flood Hazard Management Specific Plan in order to conform to Federal regulations and maps relating to the National Flood Insurance Program, amending Ordinance No. 172,081, pursuant to procedures set forth in Section 12.32 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code and City Charter Section 558.

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

Case No. CPC-2021-1255-CA

Environmental No. ENV-2021-1256-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(7)
20-1619
CD 5
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Impact 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 Holmby Building, located at 901-951 South Westwood Boulevard; 10904-10914 West Le Conte Avenue; and, 10903-10907 West Weyburn Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Owners/Applicants: Le Conte Westwood Development LLC, et al. c/o Beitler Commercial Realty and FYJA LLC

Case No. CHC-2020-5541-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-5542-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(8)
21-0220
CD 2 TIME LIMIT FILE: 5/24/21; LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 5/21/21
Mitigated Negative Declaration, Mitigation Monitoring Program, and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, and a report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to a Vesting Zone Change from MR2-1VL to (T)(Q)M2-2D, subject to the (T) and (Q) Conditions of Approval; and, a Height District Change from 1VL to 2D, subject to the D Limitations in the Conditions of Approval; for the demolition of an existing 4,300 square foot one-story building and surface parking lot used for storage of vehicles, and the construction, use, and maintenance of a 138,035 square-foot mixed-use building with 124,371 square feet of self-storage uses, and 13,664 square feet of office suites to be operated as artist and maker space serving visual and performing artists, including programming such as gallery openings; the building will be 45 feet in height with four stories and one basement level; the Project will have a total Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 2:1, providing up to 63 vehicle parking spaces in a surface parking lot, and 16 long-term and 16 short-term bicycle parking spaces, for the properties located at 5444-5458 North Vineland Avenue and 5437-5451 North Cleon Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Kelly McKone, 1784 Capital Holdings, LLC

Representative: Shane Swerdlow, Craig Lawson and Co., LLC

Case No. CPC-2019-7320-VZC-HD-CU-SPR-RDP

Environmental No. ENV-2019-7321 -MND
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(9)
20-1572
CD 3
CONTINUED FROM 3/16/21
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15303 and 15315, and related CEQA findings, report from the South Valley Area Planning Commission, and draft Ordinance effectuating a Zone Change, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.32, from RA-1 to (T)(Q)RD5-1 Zone, for the demolition of an existing 450 square-foot single-family dwelling with attached garage, and the construction, use, and maintenance of three small lot single-family dwellings with attached two-car garages, each dwelling to be two-stories and approximately 33-feet in height and will vary between 2,373 to 2,771 square feet of lot area, with Parcel A fronting on Kelvin Avenue and consisting of approximately 6,190 square feet of lot area, and Parcels B and C consisting of approximately 6,068 square feet and 5,210 square feet of lot area, respectively, and all three parcels accessed from a common access easement (for vehicular and pedestrian access), which is located along the southern portion of the property and consist of a driveway and pedestrian walkway, with the proposed removal of one protected tree and 13 non-protected trees, and the proposed grading of 1,750 cubic yards, all of which is to be recompacted on the site; for the properties located at 7329 and 7331 North Kelvin Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Faisal Muhammad, SIASS Investment LLC

Representative: Armin Gharai, GA Engineering Inc.

Case No. APCSV-2018-4977-ZC

Environmental No. ENV-2018-4980-CE

Related Cases: AA-2018-4978-PMLA-SL; ADM-2018-4979-SLD
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(10)
09-0969-S3
CONTINUED FROM 3/2/21
Reports from the Department of City Planning and City Administrative Officer relative to policy recommendations and amending Sections 19.00 through 19.12 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code for a Comprehensive Fee Update to more accurately reflect the cost of providing planning and land use services, based on new trends and data collected since the fee ordinance was last updated in February 2018 (Ordinance 185432). (Also referred to Budget and Finance Committee)
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: Yes
Against: 
Hollywood United Neighborhood Council
Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council
Wilmington Neighborhood Council
Mar Vista Community Council
Mid City West Community Council
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Westside Neighborhood Council

Against, Unless Amended: 
Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council
Del Rey Neighborhood Council
 
 
(11)
17-0893
CONTINUED FROM 3/2/21
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15301, Class 1, Section 15304, Class 4, Section 15308, Class 8, and Section 15311, Class 11 of the State CEQA Guidelines, and report from the Department of City Planning relative to an amended proposed Ordinance adding a preamble to Article 4.4 and amending Sections 14.4.2, 14.4.3, 14.4.4, 14.4.17, and 98.0602 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, to modify and further refine the scope and process of an existing program that currently permits temporary signs on temporary construction walls and on solid fences surrounding vacant lots, Citywide, in commercial or industrial zones, in exchange for cleaning and maintaining public areas to be free of graffiti, posters/handbills, and any other illegal postings, including trash, debris, rubbish, and weeds on public property; to strengthen the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety's enforcement authority by implementing additional safeguards regarding permit expiration and revocation; and, to expand the program to also permit temporary signs in RAS3 and RAS4 Residential Accessory Services (RAS) Zones that allow commercial uses on the ground floor.

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

Case No. CPC-2017-455-CA

Environmental No. ENV-2017-591-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: Yes.
For:
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
 
 
(12)
21-0122
CD 14 CONTINUED FROM 3/2/21
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 International Institute of Los Angeles, located at 435-455 South Boyle Avenue, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Owners: E. Stephen Voss, International Institute of Los Angeles; International Institute of Los Angeles

Applicant: Vivian Escalante, Boyle Heights Community Partners

Case No. CHC-2020-899-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-900-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(13)
21-0022
CD 13 CONTINUED FROM 3/2/21
Categorical Exemption pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Article 19, Class 32 and related CEQA findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) and Appeal filed by Temple CW, LLC (Representative: Stephen Allen Jamieson, Attorney Law Office of Solomon, Saltsman and Jamieson) from the decision of the LACPC in determining that the Project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Article 19, Class 32 of the CEQA Guidelines, and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies, for the construction, use, and maintenance of a new, six-story, 47,000 square foot mixed-use building with 72 dwelling units, including seven dwelling units set aside for Extremely Low Income Households (or nine percent of the proposed density) and with 700 square feet of commercial space; the building will be constructed with five residential levels above one ground level of parking and commercial use and one level of subterranean parking; the Project will provide a total of 72 automobile parking spaces, eight short-term and 58 long-term bicycle parking spaces; the Project includes 72 one-bedroom units, and a total of 5,794 square feet of open space for residents, for the property located at 1614-1626 West Temple Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.
 
Applicant: Michael Cho

Representative: Josh Kreger; Craig Lawson and Co., LLC

Environmental No. ENV-2019-7520-CE-1A

Related Case No. DIR-2019-7519-TOC-1A
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(14)
20-1623
CD 13
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15061, Class 32 and related CEQA findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), and Appeal filed in part by Margarita Lopez on behalf of Coalition For An Equitable Westlake Macarthur Park (Representative: Claudia Medina, Law Office of Claudia Medina) from the determination of the LACPC in determining a categorical exemption and approving a 35 percent Density Bonus (DB) for a project reserving eleven percent of the base dwelling units or six units for Very-Low Income Households, in conjunction with Parking Option 1 and the following two Off-Menu Incentives: a) A 2.85:1 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in lieu of the otherwise permitted 1.5:1 FAR for the C2- 1VL Zone; and b) An increase in height and number of stories permitted, to allow a 69-foot, five-story building in lieu of a maximum 45-foot, three-story building for a mixed-use building in the C2-1 VL Zone; and, approving a Site Plan Review for a project that creates or results in an increase of 50 or more net new dwelling units and/or guest rooms for the construction of a new 73-unit, approximately 52,000 square foot mixed-use development including 500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space on approximately 19,197 square feet of land (21,517 square feet including alleys); the Project will include a five-story building with two parking levels (including one subterranean level) that provide a total of 81 parking spaces; and include six Very Low-Income units for the property located at 418-430 North Alvarado Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Victor Svilik, Caladan Investments, LLC

Representative: Jonathan H. Riker, Esq. Ervin Cohen and Jessup

Case No. CPC-2017-5092-DB-SPR-1A

Environmental: ENV-2017-5093-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(15)
20-1596
CD 5 CONTINUED FROM 3/2/21
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines, Article 19, Sections 15332, Class 32, and related CEQA findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), and an Appeal filed by Oren Lavee and Bruce Shapiro (Representative: Dean Wallraff, Advocates for the Environment) from the determination of the LACPC in determining that the Project is exempt from the CEQA, for the demolition of two apartment buildings and garages and the construction of a new six-story, maximum 66.5-feet in height, 29-unit multi-family apartment building over two levels of subterranean parking containing 47 automobile stalls, in conjunction with the export of 14,000 cubic yards of dirt, involving the removal of one existing street tree and planting of at least three new street trees, and with the reservation of three units for Extremely Low Income, one unit for Very Low Income, and one unit for Low Income occupancy for a period of 55 years, for the properties located at 1427-1433 South Greenfield Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: David Gholiani, Greenfield Ohio LLC

Representative: Tony Russo, Crest Real Estate

Case No. DIR-2019-277-TOC-DRB-SPP-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2019-278-CE-1A
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(16)
20-1624
CD 5 CONTINUED FROM 3/2/21
Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment (SCEA) (ENV-2019-5735-SCEA), dated November 2020, Erratum dated February 2021, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program (MMP), related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, and reports from the Department of City Planning relative to compliance with the CEQA requirements for use of a SCEA as authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 21155.2, by the proposed project identified as Planning Case Numbers ZA-2018-3422-ELD-CU-DRB-SPP-WDI-SPR; VTT-82107; for the construction of a new 12-story, 176,580 square-foot Eldercare Facility containing up to 53 Senior Independent Housing dwelling units, 77 Assisted Living Care Housing guest rooms, and 46 Alzheimer's/Dementia Care Housing guest rooms, a new 2,520-square foot Fellowship Hall event space for use by an existing Church on the project site, and 2,923 square feet of shared space, including a multipurpose room, kitchen with pantry, and storage for use by the Eldercare Facility and existing Church, and a new two-story, 19,703 square foot childcare facility containing classrooms, administrative office space, multipurpose/group space, and Church-related administrative offices, the demolition of an existing preschool, Fellowship Hall, administrative offices, surface parking lot, and a single-family residence, and the retention of the existing Church on the project site, for the properties located at 10822 West Wilshire Boulevard and 10812 West Ashton Avenue.

Applicant: Stephen Brollier, Belmont Village Senior Living

Representative: Mark Armbruster, Armbruster Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

Case Nos. ZA-2018-3422-ELD-CU-DRB-SPP-WDI-SPR; VTT-82107

Environmental No. ENV-2019-5735-SCEA
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(17)
20-0894
CD 10 RELATED TO ITEM 17; REQUEST TO CONTINUECONTINUED FROM 2/4/21
TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 4/21/21
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Errata, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program (MMP) and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), and Appeals filed by 1) Supporter's Alliance for Environmental Responsibility (Representative: Richard Drury, Lozeau Drury, LLP) and 2) Katelyn Scanlan (Representative: Jennifer Wong) from the decision by the LACPC to adopt the MND and MMP prepared for the MND and sustain the Advisory Agency's determination approving Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. VTT-74602 for the merger and re-subdivision of six subdivided lots and a non-subdivided remainder, into one ground lot and five airspace lots; proposed Lot 1 consists of a master ground lot with approximately 316,438 square feet of lot area, proposed Airspace Lot 2 consists of 640 apartment units, proposed Airspace Lot 3 is a commercial lot with an allocation of two commercial condominiums with 2,360 square feet of commercial space, proposed Airspace Lot 4 consists of parking, proposed Airspace Lot 5 consists of an existing five-story parking structure, and proposed Airspace Lot 6 consists of a commercial lot with an allocation of two commercial condominiums with 3,700 square feet of commercial space for the properties located at 3432 - 3470 West Wilshire Boulevard; 659 - 699 South Mariposa Avenue; 3265 - 3287 West 7th Street and, 666 - 678 South Irolo Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Central Plaza, LLC

Representative: Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown LLP

Case No. VTT-74602-2A

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3693-MND

Related Case No. CPC-2016-3692-VZC-MCUP-SPR
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: Yes
Against, Unless Amended: 
Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council
 
 
 
(18)
20-0894-S1
CD 10 RELATED TO ITEM 16; REQUEST TO CONTINUE
CONTINUED FROM 2/4/21
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Errata, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program (MMP) and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, draft Ordinance relative to effectuating a Vesting Zone Change from P-2 and PB-2 to (T)(Q)C4-2D, and Appeals filed by 1) Supporter's Alliance for Environmental Responsibility (Representative: Richard Drury, Lozeau Drury, LLP) and 2) Katelyn Scanlan from the determination of the LACPC's in adopting the MND, the Errata to the MND and MMP for the MND, and approving a Master Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of a full-line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption for up to two establishments ,and a Site Plan Review for the demolition of an existing three-story parking structure, and the construction, use, and maintenance of a 23-story mixed-use building and a 28-story mixed-use building, on top of a podium that is four stories above grade and two stories subterranean; the mixed-use development will include 640 apartment units, 10,738 square feet of commercial floor area, 1,921 vehicular parking spaces (714 residential and 500 commercial spaces, with 707 existing spaces to remain), 500 residential bicycle parking spaces and 1,340 commercial bicycle parking spaces; the proposed maximum floor area ratio would be 4.65:1; the Project proposes to remove 19 nonprotected street trees and 24 non-protected trees on-site and the amount of soils removed or exported is approximately 137,000 cubic yards, for the properties located at 3432 - 3470 West Wilshire Boulevard; 659-699 South Mariposa Avenue; 3265-3287 West 7th Street; and, 666-678 South Irolo Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Central Plaza, LLC

Representative: Edgar Khalatian

Case No. CPC-2016-3692-VZC-MCUP-SPR-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2016-3693-MND

Related Case No. VTT-74602-2A
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 

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Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.