Meeting

Planning and Land Use Management Committee

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER, ROOM 340, CITY HALL - 2:00 PM 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, CHAIR
    COUNCILMEMBER GILBERT A. CEDILLO
    COUNCILMEMBER BOB BLUMENFIELD
    COUNCILMEMBER JOHN S. LEE
    COUNCILMEMBER MONICA RODRIGUEZ


(Candy Rosales - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1078 
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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(1)
22-0468
CD 13
Categorical Exemption and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), and Appeals filed by 1) Nicole Antoine and 2) David Richardson from the determination of the LACPC in determining that the project is exempt from CEQA and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies, approving a Conditional Use Permit to allow a Density Bonus for a housing development project in which the density increase is greater than otherwise permitted by Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.22 A.25, approving a Conditional Use Permit, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24 W.1 for the sales and dispensing of a full-line of alcoholic beverages for on and off-site consumption for two establishments, and approving a Site Plan Review for a project that results in an increase of 50 or more dwelling units, for the demolition of an existing one- and two-story auto shop with an adjoining surface level parking lot and the construction, use, and maintenance of a new 84,662 square-foot, seven-story mixed-use residential development consisting of 86 residential units (with 10 units reserved for Very Low-Income Households), the project proposes to include a total 69 parking spaces within an at grade parking garage; for the property located at 3209 - 3227 West Sunset Boulevard, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Sunset Twins-HH, LLC c/o Daniel Neman

Representative: Jonathan Yang, Irvine & Associates, Inc.

Case No. CPC-2021-2035-DB-CU-CUB-SPR-HCA-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2021-2036-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
15-0104-S8
CD 12
Environmental Impact Report (EIR), No. 1988-0026(SP)(ZC)(PA) (SCH No. 88050420), and related California Environmental Quality Act findings; report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission; Third Amendment to the 2008 Amended and Restated Development Agreement by and between Porter Ranch Development Company and the City of Los Angeles relating to real property in the Chatsworth-Porter Ranch Community Plan area within the area covered by the Porter Ranch Specific Plan; and a proposed Ordinance to extend the term of the Development Agreement to December 31, 2026.

Applicant: Porter Ranch Development Company

Representative: Nicholas Norvilas

Case No. CPC-1990-439-DA-M3

Environmental No. EIR No. 1988-0026(SP)(ZC)(PA) (SCH No. 88050420)

Related Cases: CPC-1990-439-DA-M2; CPC-1990-439-DA-M1; CPC-1990-439-DA
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(3)
21-1419
CD 5
Categorical Exemption, and related California Environmental Quality Act findings; report from the City Attorney, and draft Ordinance relative to authorizing the execution of a Third Amendment to Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center relating to real property in the Wilshire Community Plan area, to incorporate the addition of a new 405,000 square-foot hospital wing with 203 inpatient beds pursuant to California’s Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act, which requires that, by 2030, all acute care hospitals in California be able to withstand a major earthquake and remain functioning, the term of the development agreement will also be extended to August 11, 2038, to allow for this expansion, for the property located in the Wilshire Community Plan at 8700 Beverly Boulevard.

Applicant: Richard B. Jacobs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
 
Representative: Jeffrey Haber and Michael Nytzen, Paul Hastings LLP

Case No. CPC-2008-619-ZC-DA-M1

Environmental No. ENV-2021-3513-CE

Related Case: CPC-2021-3512-VZC-VCU
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(4)
22-0046
CD 1
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 Dr. Fong Q. and Lorraine Jing Residence, located at 4414 East Palmero Drive, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: Virginia Paca, Virginia W. Paca Architects

Owner: John J. Gray

Case No. CHC-2021-8584-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2021-8585-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(5)
21-1221
CD 15
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 Marshall-Setnan Building, located at 301-303 North Avalon Boulevard and 105 West C Street, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: City of Los Angeles

Owners: LA Harbor Medical Center, LLC and Cordova Investment, LLC c/o Norman S. Solomon

Case No. CHC-2022-1485-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2022-1486-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(6)
21-1200-S5
Mayor’s report relative to the reappointment of Ms. Jenna Hornstock to the City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 5, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 5, 2022)
 
(9)
14-0645
Mayor’s report relative to the reappointment of Mr. Mark Dierking to the South Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 5, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 5, 2022)
 
(10)
19-1200-S53
Mayor’s report relative to the reappointment of Mr. John Bagakis to the Harbor Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 5, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 5, 2022)
 
(11)
21-1200-S59
Mayor’s report relative to the reappointment of Mr. Steve Kang to the Central Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 5, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 5, 2022)
 
(12)
22-0646
CD 3
Mitigated Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the South Valley Area Planning Commission (SVAPC) and Ordinance effectuating a Vesting Zone Change from from C2-1VLD and P-1VLD to C2-1VL for the demolition of an existing one-story commercial shopping center with surface parking lot and the construction, use, and maintenance of a two-story, approximately 34 feet in height (38 feet to the top of the elevator shaft), 19,185 square-foot medical office center, the proposed project includes five parking spaces on site, with the remainder of the required parking to be provided off-site, for property located at 5223 - 5231 North Lindley Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval. 

Applicant: Daniel Kashani, TriStar Realty Group, LLC

Case No. APCSV-2020-1017-VZC-SPP-SPE

Environmental No. ENV-2020-1018-MND
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(13)
22-1200-S33
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Sandra Figueroa-Villa to the Commission on Cannabis Regulation for the term ending June 30, 2025, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ms. Rita Villa.


Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

Background Check: Pending 
 
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 15, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 12, 2022)
 
(14)
22-1200-S40
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Lyric Kelkar to the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Rudy Espinoza.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

Background Check: Pending
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 15, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 12, 2022)
 
(15)
22-1200-S42
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Mr. Seamus Garrity to the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Christopher Arellano.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Pending
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 15, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 12, 2022)
 
(16)
22-0538
CD 9, CD 14
Related to Item Nos. 17 and 18

The eighth Addendum to the previously certified Environmental Impact Report, Joint Analysis and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, reports from the Mayor and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, Resolution for a General Plan Amendment to redesignate the portion of Chick Hearn Court, between Figueroa Street to Georgia Street, from a Modified Collector Street to a Local Street designation, and a Specific Plan Amendment to the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District (LASED) Specific Plan, for the JW Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Expansion project involving the construction and operation of a 37-story hotel tower with 861 guest rooms and 9,900 square feet of ground-floor hotel-related retail and restaurant uses, and a five-story podium with a 228,200-square-foot conference center and with parking, all above three subterranean levels of parking and ancillary hotel uses on the southern 3.1-acre portion (Development Sites 1a and 1b of the LASED) of a 6.5-acre lot (Development Sites 1, 1a, 1b of the LASED), the Hotel and  Conference Center Expansion project would require the partial demolition and structural alterations to the existing on-site Olympic West Parking Structure, the removal of existing freeway-facing signage, installation of new signage, and up to two new pedestrian bridges over a private drive connecting the existing conference center with the conference center expansion, in order to develop the Hotel and Conference Center Expansion project, LASED Specific Plan amendments are requested, including: (1) permitting hotel uses on Development Sites 1a and 1b; (2) converting 231,564 square feet of office floor area permitted within Development Site 12 to 851 hotel guest rooms in accordance with the Specific Plan; (3) removing 10 hotel guest rooms in the existing JW Marriott Hotel on Development Site 2 and transferring those rooms to the Hotel and Conference Center Expansion; (4) reallocating an additional 332,136 square feet of office floor area from Development Site 12 to hotel floor area in accordance with the Specific Plan and allocating 14,700 square feet of Convention Center Expansion Use floor area to the Hotel Expansion; (5) increasing the maximum allowable tower height in the Olympic West Subarea (Development Sites 1a and 1b) from 150 feet to 420 feet above existing grade; (6) reducing parking requirements for the Olympic West and Olympic East Subareas, as well as Crypto.com Arena; (7) modifying certain signage provisions; (8) modifying a limited number of LASED Specific Plan development standards and procedures; and (9) modifying standards for a street vacation for the Eleventh Street Pedestrian Area (Chick Hearn Court between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street) for the property located within the LASED, including the Hotel and Conference Center Expansion Development Site (Development Sites 1, 1a, 1b of the LASED): 1005 – 1015 West Chick Hearn Court; 1015 South Georgia Street; and 1000 West Olympic Boulevard, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval. 

Applicant: Ted Fikre, L.A. Arena Land Company, LLC

Representative: David Goldberg, Armbruster, Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

Case No.: CPC-2018-6693-GPA-SP-SPP

Environmental No.: ENV-2000-3577-EIR-ADD8; SCH No. 2000091046 

   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(17)
22-0538-S1
CD 9 Related to Item Nos. 16 and 18
The eighth Addendum to the previously certified Environmental Impact Report, Joint Analysis and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, and an Appeal by Ted Fikre, L.A. Arena Land Company, LLC (Representative: David Goldberg, Armbruster, Goldsmith and Delvac LLP) from part of the determination of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to Condition Nos 7.d.i.,7.g.iv, and 7.g.v., for a Project Permit Compliance Review for the construction of Convention Center Expansion Uses, including a hotel and conference center, on Development Sites 1a and 1b within the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District (LASED), including a Transfer of Floor Area from Development Site 12 to Development Site 1a, an Equivalency Transfer of permitted Office floor area to Hotel guest rooms, and a 10 percent reduction in required parking for the project and all existing uses within the Olympic West and Olympic East Subareas, as well as Crypto.com Arena for the JW Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Expansion Project involving the construction and operation of a 37-story hotel tower with 861 guest rooms and 9,900 square feet of ground-floor hotel-related retail and restaurant uses, and a five-story podium with a 228,200-square-foot conference center and with parking, all above three subterranean levels of parking and ancillary hotel uses on the southern 3.1-acre portion (Development Sites 1a and 1b of the LASED) of a 6.5-acre lot (Development Sites 1, 1a, 1b of the LASED). The Hotel and Conference Center Expansion Project would require the partial demolition and structural alterations to the existing on-site Olympic West Parking Structure, the removal of existing freeway-facing signage, installation of new signage, and up to two new pedestrian bridges over a private drive connecting the existing conference center with the conference center expansion for the property located at 1005 - 1015 West Chick Hearn Court; 1015 South Georgia Street; and 1000 West Olympic Boulevard, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Ted Fikre, L.A. Arena Land Company, LLC

Representative: David Goldberg, Armbruster, Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

Case No.: CPC-2018-6693-GPA-SP-SPP-1A

Environmental No.: ENV-2000-3577-EIR-ADD8; SCH No. 2000091046

Related Case Nos: ZA-2016-1381-PAB-PA1; ZA-2009-3289-PAB-PA1; DIR-2008-2279-SPP-M3; VTT-82421
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted 
 
 
(18)
22-0538-S2
CD 9 Related to Item Nos. 16 and 17
The eighth Addendum to the previously certified Environmental Impact Report, Joint Analysis and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, and an Appeal by Ted Fikre, L.A. Arena Land Company, LLC (Representative: David Goldberg, Armbruster, Goldsmith and Delvac LLP) from part of the determination of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to Condition Nos. 9 and 12, for a Modification of a Specific Plan Sign Application Compliance for the conversion of a wall sign (Sign A9/A10) to an Electronic Message Display on the northeast corner of Building A (1011 S. Figueroa Street) for the property located at 1011 South Figueroa Street, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Ted Fikre, L.A. Arena Land Company, LLC

Representative: David Goldberg, Armbruster, Goldsmith and Delvac LLP

Case No.: DIR-2008-2279-SPP-M3-1A

Environmental No.: ENV-2000-3577-EIR-ADD8; SCH No. 2000091046

Related Case Nos: CPC-2018-6693-GPA-SP-SPP; ZA-2009-3289-PAB-PA1;
ZA-2016-1381-PAB-PA1; VTT-82421

 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(19)
22-0326
CD 4
Categorical Exemption from the California  Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15301-15333 / Class 1 – 33; Section(s) 15303 and 15332 / Class(es) 3 and 32 (Case No. ENV-2021-602-CE), and related CEQA findings; and an Appeal filed by Citizens With Tape Measures (Representative: Jamie T. Hall, Channel Law Group, LLP), from the determination of the Board of Building and Safety Commissioners in approving an application to export 3,300 cubic yards of earth, for the property located at 7870-7900 Granito Drive, subject to Conditions of Approval

Applicant: Tony Russo

Owner: 7900 Granito Drive LLC

Board File No. 210053

Environmental No. ENV-2021-602-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(20)
21-1269
CD 15
Categorical Exemption and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), and a joint Appeal filed by Citizens Protection San Pedro (Representative: Noel Gould) and Anthony Lopez, Anthony Marsh, Danial Nord, Doug Pearsall, Fran Siegel, Kathryn Rinde, Lorena Luzuriaga, Luis Escobar, Myung Jin Kim, Rock Bilodeau, and Sebastian Rinde, from the determination of the LACPC in determining that the project is exempt from CEQA and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies, finding that the Project is within the scope of the San Pedro New Community Plan ENV-2009-1558-EIR (Program EIR) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15168 and 15162, the environmental effects of the Project were covered in the Program EIR and no new environmental effects not identified in the Program EIR will occur and no new mitigation is required, and the City has incorporated all feasible mitigation measures from the Program EIR on the Project, approving a Conditional Use Permit for a 46 percent increase in density over the project site, in lieu of the otherwise permitted 35 percent increase in density allowable under the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.22 A.25, and approving a Site Plan Review for a development project resulting in an increase in 50 or more dwelling units, for a development of a new four-story, 45-foot and five-inch-tall mixed-use residential building comprised of 100 dwelling units (including 11 units restricted to Very Low-Income Households) with 1,800 square feet of ground floor retail space, the project will provide 84 vehicular parking spaces in two subterranean parking levels, and 75 long-term and eight short-term bicycle parking spaces, the project will be 77,945 square feet in floor area and have a Floor Area Ratio of 3.26:1, the site is currently improved with a 1,490 square foot single-tenant bar, surface parking lot, and vacant lot, with 12 non-protected palm trees on the subject site and ten non-protected palm trees along the public right-of-way, all of which will be removed to clear the lot, the project proposes grading and export of 20,000 cubic yards of soil, for the property located at 2111-2139 South Pacific Avenue, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: RKD 2111 Pacific, LLC

Representative: Jonathan Lonner, Kristen Lonner, Josh Guyer, Dave Zohn, Burns and Bouchard, Inc.

Case No. CPC-2019-4884-CU-DB-SPR-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2019-4885-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
 
 

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Telecommunication Relay Services

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