Meeting

Planning and Land Use Management Committee

Tuesday, August 16, 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 
Questions can be submitted to [email protected])

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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(1)
17-0273
CD 9
Exemption, Mitigated Negative Declaration, and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings pursuant to California Public Resource Code Section 21166 and the State's CEQA Guidelines Section 15162; Report from the City Attorney; and draft Ordinance relative to authorizing the execution of a Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and P & L Figueroa Investors, LLC, for the proposed term of 7 years, for the construction of a new seven-story hotel building with a maximum of 275 guest rooms with the hotel accommodating two different hotel brands within the building, one an extended stay hotel brand operating 150 larger all-suite rooms and the other, a select brand operating 125 standard hotel rooms with one lobby serving both brands on the ground floor with ground floor amenity areas, including a lounge for hotel patrons, an approximately 1,400 square-foot public restaurant/cafe also located on the ground floor for general public use, and an amenity deck on the second floor podium providing a pool, barbeque area and lounge area, an indoor fitness center, and small conference rooms, offices, lounges and laundry facility located on the second floor, including 173 parking spaces in one level of subterranean parking and one level at-grade within the hotel building, with the proposed building being approximately 85 feet tall to the top of the roof and 94 feet tall to the top of the elevator overrun above the roof, for the properties located at 3031 - 3105 South Figueroa Street.  (The Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project was previously adopted by the Council on June 30, 2017.)

Applicant: P & L Figueroa Investors, LLC

Representative: Alix Wisner, Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP

Case No. CPC-2016-3044-DA

Environmental No. ENV-2016-2467-MND

Related Case: CPC-2016-2466-GPA-VZC-HD-VCU-CUB-SPR
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(2)
12-0460-S6
Report from the City Administrative Officer relative to the execution of the proposed First Amended and Restated Agreement to Contract No. C-122418 with Code Studio, Inc. to increase compensation by $225,000, for a total compensation amount of $5,263,000; extend the contract term for six months, for a revised term from June 25, 2013 to December 25, 2022; and expand the Scope of Work to include the drafting of zoning districts and tools needed to support additional Community Plan Updates.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 5, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 2, 2022)
 
(3)
22-0696
CD 5
Motion (Koretz - Harris-Dawson) relative to instructing the Department of City Planning (DCP) to prepare a General Plan Amendment; Zone and Height District Change Ordinance; and environmental clearance, for property located at 8905 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034, and Council initiate consideration of a General Plan Amendment to the Community Commercial land use designation, and accompanying Zone and Height District Change to the Commercial Zone (C2), Height District 3; and, instruct DCP, with the assistance of the City Attorney, to prepare and present an ordinance to amend the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Specific Plan (Ordinance No. 186402), for the proposed commercial development which exceeds the Specific Plan's Floor Area Ratio, and height limitations, for property located at 8905 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034.
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(4)
22-1200-S14
Mayor’s report relative to the reappointment of Ms. April Sandifer to the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 8, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 6, 2022)
 
(6)
21-1200-S4
Mayor’s report relative to the reappointment of Ms. Gerlie Collado to the North Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted
  TIME LIMIT FILE - SEPTEMBER 8, 2022(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - SEPTEMBER 6, 2022)
 
(7)
22-0362
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 Walker's Cafe, located at 700 West Paseo Del Mar, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: Emma Rault

Owner: Richard D. Brummett, Trustee, Brummett Trust

Case No. CHC-2021-10727-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2021-10728-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(8)
21-0658
Reports from the Department of City Planning relative to a strategic plan to streamline 100 percent deed-restricted affordable housing projects in the City of Los Angeles in coordination with Council file No. 21-0054, and recommendations for staffing resources to accelerate project review timelines ensuring greater project certainty and facilitating increased production of affordable housing. (Also referred to Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee)
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: Yes

For:
North Westwood Neighborhood Council

For if Amended:
Westside Neighborhood Council
 
 
(9)
21-0972
Report from the Department of City Planning relative to options for an Affordable Housing Overlay Zone (AHOZ) in the City of Los Angeles or an update to the City's development incentive programs to prioritize 100 percent affordable housing projects in high-opportunity areas; an evaluation of AHOZs in effect and under consideration in other jurisdictions, and consider incentive options potential affordability levels, incorporation of fair housing and equitable distribution considerations as well as potential exemptions for sensitive communities and provisions to ensure no net loss of covenanted affordable and rent-stabilized units, and protections for existing tenants occupying covenanted affordable and rent-stabilized units.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: Yes

For if Amended: Westside Neighborhood Council
 
 
(10)
22-0502
CD 1
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15332 (Class 32) of the CEQA Guidelines, and related CEQA findings; report from the Department of City Planning, and an Appeal filed by Enrique Velasquez, Coalition for an Equitable Westlake Macarthur Park, from the determination of the Director of Planning, in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for a proposed Tier 3 Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing project involving the demolition and site clearing of two existing commercial buildings and their adjacent surface parking lots for the construction of a seven-story mixed-use commercial and multi-family residential building, with 864 square feet of commercial space, 67 multi-family dwelling units, and a maximum roof height of 84 feet and 7 inches above grade, 10 percent (7 units) would be reserved at the extremely low-income level, for the property located at 1900 - 1914 West 8th Street, 805 - 807 South Bonnie Brae Street.

Applicant: Troy White, West 8th & Bonnie Brae, LLC

Representative: Jonathan Yang, Irvine & Associates, Inc.

Case No. DIR-2021-8104-TOC-VHCA

Environmental No. ENV-2021-8105-CE-1A
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(11)
22-0485
CD 10
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15332, Article 19 (Class 32) of the CEQA Guidelines, and related CEQA findings; report from the Department of City Planning, and an Appeal filed by Enrique Velasquez, Coalition for an Equitable Westlake Macarthur Park, from the determination of the Director of Planning, in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for a proposed Tier 3 Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing project involving the construction, use, and maintenance of a new, 77-unit, 92-foot, four-inch in height residential building, setting aside eight of the 77 units for Extremely Low-Income Households, comprised of 33 studios, 31 one-bedroom units, and 13 two-bedroom units, and proposing to provide 39 automobile parking spaces, as well as 60 long-term bicycle spaces and 5 short-term bicycle spaces for the property located at 950- 962 ½ South Berendo Street.

Applicant: Fred Shaffer, Berendo Los Angeles Apartments, LLC22

Representative: Dana Sayles/Sara Houghton, three6ixty Case:

DIR-2021-9706-TOC-HCA.

Environmental No. ENV-2021-9707-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 
(12)
22-0816
CD 12
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15332 (Class 32) of the CEQA Guidelines, and related CEQA findings; report from the North Valley Area Planning Commission (NVAPC), and an Appeal filed by Supporters Alliance for Environmental Responsibility (SAFER), from the determination of the NVAPC in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for a project involving the construction of a new 309,169-square-foot, five-story, 350-unit multi-family residential building, and a new six-level, 466-stall above-grade automobile parking garage, for the property located at 9450 North Shirley Avenue.

Applicant: James Varsamis

Representative: Josh Guyer, Burns & Bouchard, Inc.

Case No. DIR-2021-7970-SPR-VHCA-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2021-7971-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted
 
 

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Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).

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.