Meeting

Planning and Land Use Management Committee

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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 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)
21-0829
CD 11 REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO A DATE TO BE DETERMINED
CONTINUED FROM 8/17/21
TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 10/15/21
Statutory Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Assembly Bill 1197 in furtherance of providing Supportive Housing under Public Resource Code Section 21080.27(b)(1), and related CEQA findings; report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), and an appeal filed by Venice Vision (Representative: Jaime T. Hall, Channel Law Group, LLP) from the determination of the LACPC in approving a Statutory Exemption, No. ENV-2018-6667-SE, as the environmental clearance, denying the appeal and sustaining the Deputy Advisory Agency’s determination, dated February 2, 2021; and, approving a Vesting Tentative Tract (VTT) Map, No. VTT-82288, pursuant to Sections 17.03, 17.06, and 17.15 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code; for the merger and re-subdivision of a 115,674 square-foot site to create two ground lots and seven airspace lots, as shown on the Map stamp-dated December 12, 2018; with a maximum of 140 dwelling units, 685 square feet of supportive uses, 2,255 square feet of retail uses, an 810 square-foot restaurant with 1,060 square feet of outdoor and indoor Service Floor area, 2,875 square feet of art studio use, and a new public parking structure; for the properties located at 2102-2120 South Pacific Avenue, 116-302 East North Venice Boulevard, 2106-2116 South Canal Street, and 319 East South Venice Boulevard.

Applicant: Sarah Letts, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and Rebecca Dennison, Venice Community Housing Corporation

Representative:  Christopher Murray, Rosenheim and Associates, Inc.
 
Case No. VTT-82288-2A

Environmental No. ENV-2018-6667-SE

Related Case: CPC-2018-7344-GPAJ-VZCJ-HD-SP-SPP-CDP-MEL-SPR-PHP
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(2)
21-0968
CD 2 REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO 11/02/21
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15332, and related CEQA findings; report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC), and Appeals filed by 1) John and Julie Brunnick, 2) Karen Andranikyan, 3) Margaret S. Field, 4) Rouzanna Ovsepian, and 5) Yvonne M. Ramond, from the determination of the LACPC in approving a ministerial review of a Density Bonus Compliance Review, pursuant to Section 12.22 A.25(g)(3) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), for a project totaling 15 dwelling units, including two dwelling units or 20 percent for Restricted Affordable Housing Units for Very-Low Income Households, and one dwelling unit for Low-Income Households for a period of 55 years, and with the following three On-Menu Incentives: a) to allow a height increase of approximately 10 feet, six inches to 46 feet, six inches in lieu of 35 feet; b) to allow for a westerly side yard setback of five feet, eight inches in lieu of seven feet; and, c) to allow for a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 4.05:1, in lieu of 3:1, on the R3 portion of the lot; approval of a Conditional Use Permit, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24 U.26, to permit a 57.6 percent increase in density over the project site, for 15 dwelling units in lieu of the otherwise permitted base density of nine units; and, approving a Zone Variance to allow for subterranean parking to extend below the R1 portion of the lot, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.27; for the demolition of a one-story, 1,569 square foot single family dwelling (built in 1954) on the R1-1 portion of the lot and a one story, 1,512 square foot triplex (built in 1948) on the [Q]R3-1 portion of the project site, and the construction of a four story, 45-foot, six-inch tall residential building with 15 units (two units or 20 percent reserved for Very-Low Income Households, and one unit for Low Income Households) in the [Q]R3-1 and R1-1 zones; the project site is approximately 16,059 square feet and is split zoned, with the [Q]R3 zone on the front half and the R1 zone on the rear half of the project site; the project will be 16,883 square feet in floor area with a FAR of 4.05:1, and will provide 16 vehicle parking spaces below-grade, two short-term and 15 long-term bicycle parking spaces, a rooftop common open space deck area of approximately 2,026 square feet, and 600 square feet of open area within the rear yard ground floor including a swimming pool, kids pool, and jacuzzi, in the R1 zoned portion of the project site; approximately 3,908 cubic yards of earth will be graded and exported from the project site; for the property located at 13921-13923 West Vanowen Street, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Dave Aviram, Vanowen Terrace, LLC

Representative: Luke Tarr, Apel Design Inc.

Case No. CPC-2019-6375-CU-DB-ZV-PHP-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2019-6376-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(3)
20-1341
CD 1 REQUEST TO CONTINUE TO 12/07/21
CONTINUED FROM 8/17/21
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 Morris Kight Residence, located at 1822 West 4th Street, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicant: Liza Brereton c/o AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Owners: Westlake Apartment Development LLC; and Rafi Ventura, Sweetzer Lofts, LLC

Case No. CHC-2020-3322-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2020-3323-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(4)
14-1052-S1
CDs 4, 5, 13
TIME LIMIT AND LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION: 10/19/21
City Administrative Officer (CAO) report relative to a proposed second Supplemental Agreement with Fehr and Peers to extend the term of the existing contract for three months, from September 8, 2021 through December 31, 2021, for the continued provision of transportation consulting services. (At its meeting held on September 21, 2021, the Transportation Committee approved the recommendation contained in the CAO report dated July 26, 2021.)
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(5)
14-0611
Categorical Exemption pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 15303 (categorical exemption for construction or conversion of small structures), Section 15308 (categorical exemption for protection of the environment), and Section 15311 (categorical exemption for accessory structures); report from the City Attorney and revised draft Ordinance amending Sections 12.03, 12.21, 12.26, and 98.0402 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish operational, aesthetic, and maintenance regulations for collection bins.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(6)
21-0867
Motion (Krekorian – Martinez) relative to requesting the City Attorney, with assistance from the Department of City Planning and any other supportive City departments, to prepare and present an Ordinance to amend Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.22 and any other provisions of the LAMC concerning Large Family Day Care Homes to comport with California Senate Bill 234. 
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(7)
21-0600-S38
Budget Recommendation relative to instructing the Department of City Planning (DCP) to report to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee on a cost-benefit analysis of telecommuting options within the DCP and the feasibility of continuing telecommuting options following the COVID-19 pandemic, including potential impacts to existing in-person services that can be offered online through the DCP’s website, and the cost associated with that transition. (Pursuant to adoption of the Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget on May 20, 2021)
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(8)
21-0954
Motion (Harris-Dawson - Krekorian) relative to the reappropriation of Department of City Planning (DCP) funds related to active contracts with ongoing work that supports critical DCP programs including updates to the General Plan and Community Plans, and a transfer of funds within the special funding sources to Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 accounts to allow the DCP to replace encumbrances swept at the end of FY 2020-21; and, related Controller instructions. (Also referred to Budget and Finance Committee)
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(9)
21-0848
CD 11
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 Cliff May House No. 3, located at 1500-1505 North Old Oak Road and 13263 West Sunset Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.


Applicant: City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning

Owner: CCF Real Estate Holdings

Case No. CHC-2021-1969-HCM

Environmental No. ENV-2021-1970-CE
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(10)
13-0593
CD 13 RELATED TO ITEM 11
Report from the City Attorney, Resolution to rescind, set aside, invalidate, and decertify the City Council’s actions taken on July 24, 2013 relative to the project identified in Council file Nos. 13-0593 (Case No. CPC-2008-3440-VZC-CUB-CU-ZV-HD) and 13-0593-S1 (Case No. VTT-71837-CN-1A), to certify Environmental Impact Report No. ENV-2011-0675-EIR (State Clearinghouse No. 2011041094), adopt the Findings of Fact as required by Public Resources Code Section 21081(a), approve a Mitigation Monitoring Plan, adopt the findings of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, dated March 28, 2013, including environmental findings, adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations, approve Vesting Tentative Tract No. 71837-CN, approve three Conditional Uses, approve three Applicant proposals, approve two Zone Variances, and approve reduced on-site parking; and, a draft Ordinance to rescind and repeal Ordinance No. 182,636, adopted on July 24, 2013, amending Section 12.04 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code by amending the zoning map to rezone the property located at 1720-1770 North Vine Street, 1745-1753 North Vine Street, 1746-1770 North Ivar Avenue, 1733 and 1741 Argyle Avenue, and 6236, 6270 and 6334 West Yucca Street; to comply with the trial court’s Writ of Mandate for the Millennium Hollywood Project, which involves the proposed construction of 492 residential units, a 200 room hotel, approximately 100,000 square feet of new office space, an approximately 35,000 square-foot sports club, approximately 15,000 square feet of retail uses, and approximately 34,000 square feet of restaurant uses on a 4.46- acre Project site; the Project included the creation of a 41-lot subdivision; for the properties located at 1720-1770 North Vine Street; 1745-1753 North Vine Street; 1746-1770 North Ivar Avenue; 1733 and 1741 Argyle Avenue; and, 6236, 6270 and 6334 West Yucca Street.

Applicant: Millennium Hollywood, LLC

Representative: Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown LLP

Case Nos. CPC-2008-3440-VZC-CUB-CU-ZV-HD

Environmental Nos. ENV-2011-0675-EIR; SCH No. 2011041094

Related Case: VTT-71837-CN-1A
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(11)
13-0593-S1
CD 13 RELATED TO ITEM 10
Report from the City Attorney, Resolution to rescind, set aside, invalidate, and decertify the City Council’s actions taken on July 24, 2013 relative to the project identified in Council file Nos. 13-0593 (Case No. CPC-2008-3440-VZC-CUB-CU-ZV-HD) and 13-0593-S1 (Case No. VTT-71837-CN-1A), to certify Environmental Impact Report No. ENV-2011-0675-EIR (State Clearinghouse No. 2011041094), adopt the Findings of Fact as required by Public Resources Code Section 21081(a), approve a Mitigation Monitoring Plan, adopt the findings of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, dated March 28, 2013, including environmental findings, adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations, approve Vesting Tentative Tract No. 71837-CN, approve three Conditional Uses, approve three Applicant proposals, approve two Zone Variances, and approve reduced on-site parking; and, a draft Ordinance to rescind and repeal Ordinance No. 182,636, adopted on July 24, 2013, amending Section 12.04 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code by amending the zoning map to rezone the property located at 1720-1770 North Vine Street, 1745-1753 North Vine Street, 1746-1770 North Ivar Avenue, 1733 and 1741 Argyle Avenue, and 6236, 6270 and 6334 West Yucca Street; to comply with the trial court’s Writ of Mandate for the Millennium Hollywood Project, which involves the proposed construction of 492 residential units, a 200 room hotel, approximately 100,000 square feet of new office space, an approximately 35,000 square-foot sports club, approximately 15,000 square feet of retail uses, and approximately 34,000 square feet of restaurant uses on a 4.46- acre Project site; the Project included the creation of a 41-lot subdivision; for the properties located at 1720-1770 North Vine Street; 1745-1753 North Vine Street; 1746-1770 North Ivar Avenue; 1733 and 1741 Argyle Avenue; and, 6236, 6270 and 6334 West Yucca Street.


Applicant: Millennium Hollywood, LLC

Representative: Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown LLP

Case No. VTT-71837-CN-1A

Environmental Nos. ENV-2011-0675-EIR; SCH No. 2011041094

Related Case: CPC-2008-3440-VZC-CUB-CU-ZV-HD
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: No Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(12)
20-0813-S1
CD 14
CONTINUED FROM 8/3/21
Consideration of the Olympic Tower Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (ENV-2015-4558-EIR), Erratum, dated May 2021, a modified Mitigation Monitoring Program, dated May 2021, and related modified California Environmental Quality Act Findings, dated May 2021; report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) relative to recommendations and approvals for the Transfer of Floor Area Rights (TFAR) for the transfer of greater than 50,000 square feet of floor area, to allow for the transfer of up to 455,161 square feet of floor area from the City of Los Angeles Convention Center (Donor Site) located at 1201 South Figueroa Street, to the Project Site (Receiver Site), and to allow for the transfer of up to 101,826 square feet of floor area from the Grand Central Square (a Private Donor Site), located at 320 West 3rd Street, to the Project Site (Receiver Site), thereby permitting a maximum of 13:1 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in lieu of the otherwise permitted 6:1 FAR; and, Appeals filed by 1) Charles Carnow, UNITE HERE Local 11 (Representative: Law Office of Gideon Kracov), and 2) LA Fig Property Owner, LLC (Representative: Alfred Fraijo, Jr., Esq., Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP) from the decision of the Advisory Agency in certifying the EIR, and the LACPC in determining the project was previously approved in the EIR pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15162, and in recommending approval for the Transfer of Floor Area Rights (TFAR) for the transfer of greater than 50,000 square feet of floor area, to allow for the transfer of up to 455,161 square feet of floor area from the City of Los Angeles Convention Center (Donor Site) located at 1201 South Figueroa Street, to the Project Site (Receiver Site), and to allow for the transfer of up to 101,826 square feet of floor area from the Grand Central Square (a Private Donor Site), located at 320 West 3rd Street, to the Project Site (Receiver Site), thereby permitting a maximum of 13:1 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in lieu of the otherwise permitted 6:1 FAR; the Olympic Tower Project involves the demolition and removal of all existing developments, and the development of a single 57-story high-rise building containing up to 65,074 square feet of retail/commercial space; 33,498 square feet of office space; 10,801 square feet of hotel conference center/ballroom space; 8,448 square feet of residential condominium amenities; 373 hotel rooms (216,065 square feet); 374 residential condominium units (435,731 square feet); and 9,556 square feet of penthouse amenity area for a project total of 779,173 square feet of total floor area; a six-level subterranean parking garage would be located beneath the building, and eight levels of above ground parking would be provided within the podium level of the building; two additional stories dedicated to mechanical facilities would also be included in the proposed structure; for the properties located at 813-815 West Olympic Boulevard and 947-951 South Figueroa Street, subject to Conditions of Approval. (On September 30, 2021, a Representative of LA Fig Property Owner, LLC, Appellant, withdraw Appeal No. 2 by written notice.)


Applicant: Olymfig26, LLC

Representative: PSOMAS, Anne Williams

Case No. CPC-2015-4557-MCUP-CUX-TDR-SPR-DD-1A

Environmental Nos. ENV-2015-4558-EIR; SCH No. 2016061048

Related Case: VTT-73966-CN-2A
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(13)
21-1030
CD 10
Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment (SCEA), No. ENV-2019-5426-SCEA, Erratum dated September 2021, Mitigation Monitoring Program prepared for the SCEA, and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; report from the Department of City Planning relative to compliance with the CEQA requirements for the use of a SCEA, as authorized by Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 21155.2, for future consideration of the development of the project identified as Planning Case Nos. CPC-2019-5425-DB-MCUP-SPP-SPR-PHP and VTT-82282; and for the determination that the proposed project is a Transit Priority Project, as defined by PRC Section 21155, that has incorporated all feasible mitigation measures, performance standards, or criteria set for in prior Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), including the Southern California Association of Governments' 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy EIR, the City of Los Angeles West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community Plan EIR, adopted May 2016, and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles Mid-City Redevelopment Plan EIR, adopted 1996; for the construction and operation of two mixed-use buildings, up to 86 feet in height, with up to 380,112 square feet of total floor area, including up to 401 residential units, with 61 units reserved for Very-Low Income Households and 20 units reserved for Very-Low Income or Low Income Households, and 40,454 square feet of commercial and community floor area, on two sites comprising approximately 4.18 acres (net area); the West Site would include a 206,803 square foot building, with 225 residential units, 7,504 square feet of ground-floor commercial/restaurant uses, and 2,650 square feet of community space, on a 1.93 acre site; and, the East Site would include a 173,309 square foot building, with 176 residential units and 30,300 square feet of commercial floor area (including a 22,277 square foot grocery store) on a 2.25 acre site; for the properties located at 3502-3606 West Exposition Boulevard, 3630-3646 South Crenshaw Boulevard, 3501-3633 West Obama Boulevard, and 3631-3645 South Bronson Avenue. 

 
Applicant: WIP Expo Crenshaw, LLC
  

Representative: Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown LLP

Case Nos. CPC-2019-5425-DB-MCUP-SPP-SPR-PHP and VTT-82282

Environmental No. ENV-2019-5426-SCEA
   
 
 
 
(14)
19-0392-S1
CD 13
Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment (SCEA) No. ENV-2018-3986-SCEA, adopted on August 14, 2019;  Addendum to a SCEA No. ENV-2018-3986-SCEA-REC1, dated February 2021; and related California Environmental Quality Act findings; reports from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (LACPC) and Mayor, Resolution for a General Plan Amendment to the Wilshire Community Plan for a change in the land use designation of the project site from Community Commercial to Regional Commercial, a draft Ordinance effectuating a Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from CR-1 and C2-1 to (T)(Q)C2-2D, along with the following three requested Developer Incentives: a) reduction in the required amount of Open Space by 25 percent, b) reduction in the amount of required Residential Parking to zero; and, c) reduction of required drive aisle width to 24 feet; and, an Appeal filed by TF Shatto Limited Partnership (Representatives: Timothy Moran, Irvine and Associates, Inc. and Ryan Leaderman, Holland and Knight, LLP) from the decision in part of the LACPC denying a Conditional Use Permit to permit a Transient Occupancy Residential Structure (TORS) containing 90 units within the project, consisting of all 54 co-living units and 36 standard apartment units on three levels above the co-living units for short-term or long-term occupancy; for a proposed project involving 440,442 square feet of floor area consisting of a 40-story, mixed-use high rise building with a maximum height of 483 feet, and the conversion of an existing 19,972 square-foot church building into restaurant uses; the project would demolish all other existing buildings onsite; the high-rise building would contain 367 residential dwelling units, including 11 percent of the total number of dwelling units as affordable housing (six percent for Very Low Income Household occupancy and five percent for Extremely Low Income Household occupancy) for a total of 42 affordable dwelling units; the total commercial square footage, inclusive of the re-purposed church building, would consist of 36,400 square feet of office and restaurant floor area; all restaurants seeking to utilize the requested Main Conditional Use Permit would have maximum hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., daily; the project proposes up to 470 automobile parking spaces in four levels of subterranean parking, 175 long-term bicycle parking spaces, 25 short-term bicycle parking spaces, and 33,169 square feet of credited open space; for the properties located at 514-550 South Shatto Place and 3119 West 6th Street, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval. (The project was previously assessed in SCEA No. ENV-2018-3986-SCEA, adopted on August 14, 2019, and the Addendum to a SCEA No. ENV-2018-3986-SCEA-REC1, dated February 2021.)

Applicant: TF Shatto Limited Partnership

Representative: Timothy Moran, Irvine and Associates, Inc. and Ryan Leaderman, Holland and Knight, LLP

Case No. CPC-2020-6192-GPAJ-VZCJ-HD-CU-MCUP-SPR-HCA-1A

Environmental No. ENV-2018-3986-SCEA-REC1
   
  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.

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