Meeting

Please Note Public Comment Will Be Taken In-Person Only.


PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 2:00 PM

*EDWARD R. ROYBAL BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS SESSION ROOM 350
 
CITY HALL, 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

* This Planning and Land Use Management Committee meeting will be held in Room 350 due to the scheduled consideration of the Mayor’s 2023-24 Proposed Budget in Room 340
 

MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MARQUEECE HARRIS-DAWSON, CHAIR
    COUNCILMEMBER MONICA RODRIGUEZ
    COUNCILMEMBER KATY YAROSLAVSKY
    COUNCILMEMBER JOHN S. LEE
    COUNCILMEMBER HEATHER HUTT
     


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

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(1)
23-0361
CD 10
Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15096, Environmental Impact Report, previously certified EIR, Case No. ENV-2021-9507-EIR, State Clearinghouse No. 2021110079, Mitigation Measures, Mitigation Monitoring Program, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and related environmental findings; and report from the Los Angeles City Planning Commission relative to an amendment to the West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Implementation Overlay (CPIO) to modify the development regulations for Parcel Group A within the Venice/National Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) subarea, pursuant to pursuant to Section 11.5.7 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC); and an amendment to the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan (TNP) to remove the Project Site from the plan area boundaries, pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7 for the development of an integrated creative office complex on 4.46 acres located within the City of Los Angeles and the City of Culver City. On the Los Angeles portion (Los Angeles Parcel, or Project Site), the Project proposes construction of a new 334,517 square-foot office building. The building would be five stories, measuring 71 feet in height to the top of the roof, with a three-level subterranean garage. Existing on-site improvements, including 86,226 square feet of office and retail uses on the Los Angeles Parcel, would be demolished to allow for construction of the Project for the properties located at 8876 - 8888 West Venice Boulevard and 8829 West National Boulevard, subject to Conditions of Approval and amended findings.

Applicant: Melissa Schild, Culver Crossings Properties LLC

Representative: Matt Dzurec, Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP

Case No. CPC-2021-9506-CPIO-SP-SPR-WDI

Environmental No. ENV-2021-9507-EIR
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 5, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - JUNE 2, 2023)

   
(2)
23-1200-S34
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Mr. John Gonzales to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2024.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending

Background Check: Pending
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 5, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 5, 2023)

   
(3)
23-1200-S70
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Mr. Jaime Del Rio to the North Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Completed
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 5, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 5, 2023)

   
(4)
23-1200-S79
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Mr. Steven Vasquez to the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Completed
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 5, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 5, 2023)

   
(5)
23-1200-S32
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Mr. Jasson Crockett to the South Valley Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Pending
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 5, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 5, 2023)

   
(6)
23-1200-S64
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Haley Feng to the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Completed
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 5, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 5, 2023)

   
(7)
23-1200-S97
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Gloria Gutierrez to the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2027.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Pending
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 12, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   
(8)
23-1200-S98
Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Mr. Michael Yap to the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission for the term ending June 30, 2023.

Financial Disclosure Statement: Filed

Background Check: Completed
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 18, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 17, 2023)

   
(9)
23-0106
CD 14
Categorical Exemption from the the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15332, Class 32 (Urban In-Fill Development), and related CEQA findings; report from the Los Angeles CIty Planning Commission (LACPC), and Appeals filed by 1) Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development Los Angeles (CREED LA) (Representative: Aidan P. Marshall); and 2) Supporters Alliance for Environmental Responsibility (Representative: Brian Flynn, Lozeau Drury LLP), from the determination of the LACPC, in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for the demolition of an existing commercial building; and construction, use and maintenance of a 17-story mixed-use building containing 103,550 square feet of floor area with an 8.1:1 floor area ratio and a maximum height of 223 feet, four inches; the new building would include 120 dwelling units, of which 14 units will be restricted to Very Low Income Households, the Project would provide 69 automobile parking spaces, 102 bicycle parking spaces and 12,692 square feet of usable open space; for the properties located at 212 - 220 South Spring Street.

Applicant: 216 Spring St., LLC

Representative: Blaise Fremont

Environmental No.: ENV-2020-7847-CE-1A

Related Case No.: DIR-2020-7846-DB-SPR-HCA-1A
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 12, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   
(10)
22-0163
CD 1
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15303, Class 3 and Section 15332, Class 32, and related CEQA findings; report from the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (ELAAPC), and an Appeal filed by Crane Boulevard Safety Coalition (Representative: Jamie T. Hall, Channel Law Group, LLP), from the ELAAPC’s determination in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for the construction, use, maintenance of a new, three-story, 45 feet in height, 3,633 square foot single-family dwelling with a 533-square foot attached garage, on an 8,914.1 square foot vacant lot; for the property located at 464 North Crane Boulevard.

Applicant: Rachel Foullon and Ian Cooper

Representative: Simon Storey, Anonymous Architects

Environmental No.: ENV-2020-428-CE-1A

Related Case No.: DIR-2020-427-SPP-1A
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 12, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   
(11)
22-0899
CD 10
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 Cornelius Johnson Residence and Olympic Oak, located at 1156 South Hobart Boulevard, in the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

Applicants: Susan D. Anderson, California African American Museum, and Christian Kosmas Mayer

Owner: KLD Investment, LLC

Case No.: CHC-2022-3207-HCM

Environmental No.: ENV-2022-3208-CE
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 26, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 26, 2023)

   
(12)
17-0808-S1
CD 14
Mitigated Negative Declaration and related California Environmental Quality Act findings, report from the Central Area Planning Commission, and draft Ordinance effectuating a Zone Change to modify an existing (Q) condition originally adopted in 2017 in association with Case No. CPC-2016-1080-GPA-ZC-HD-MCUP-ZV-SPR (Council file No. 17-0808) in order to allow for the development of a 124,233 square-foot commercial building in-lieu of the originally approved 102,679 square-foot commercial building, the proposed project involves the addition to an existing 39,148 square-foot, two-story warehouse building with one subterranean level to permit an eight-story, approximately 131-foot high, 124,233 square-foot, commercial development providing space for offices (70,318 square feet), artist studios, photo studios, and screening rooms (17,265 square feet), event spaces (21,000 square feet), and a restaurant/lounge spaces on the first and eighth levels. The total proposed Floor Area Ratio is 4.2 to 1, the Project is providing parking to accommodate 270 vehicles and 61 bicycles contained within the existing basement level and ground floor level for the properties located 929 - 939 East 2nd Street subject to Modified Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: 929 E4, LLC

Representative: Jerry Neuman and Sara Hernandez, DLA Piper

Case No. APCC-2021-10197-ZC

Environmental No. ENV-2016-1081-MND-REC1
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 15, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   
(13)
22-1526
CD 1
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Section 32 (Urban Infill Development), 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 Director of Planning’s determination in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for a proposed qualifying Tier 3 Transit Oriented Communities project involving the demolition of five (5) existing residential apartment buildings that contain 14 dwelling units for the construction, use, and maintenance of an 85-unit residential apartment building, of which eight (8) dwelling units will be reserved for Very Low Income Households and four (4) dwelling units will be reserved for Extremely Low Income Households; the building will total 77 feet 8 inches in height and be constructed with five residential floors over two levels of parking containing 43 vehicle parking spaces, 66 long-term bicycle parking spaces, and 7 shortterm bicycle parking spaces; the Project will contain 64,309 square feet of floor area for a maximum Floor Area Ratio of 4.5:1; the unit mix will be comprised of 80 one-bedroom apartments and five (5) two-bedroom apartments; there will be 6,500 square feet of open space, comprised of 1,500 square feet of private open space and 5,000 square feet of common open space on the third floor and roof; the subject property contains five (5) non-protected trees on-site, one (1) of which has a trunk diameter greater than or equal to eight (8) inches, the Project includes the removal of the five (5) non-protected trees on-site and the export of 2,800 cubic yards of dirt; for the properties located at 500, 500 ½, 502, 502 ½, 508, 510, 510 ¼, 510 ½, 512, 512 ¼, and 512 ½ South Union Avenue.

Applicant: Ramin Shilian, 500 Union, LLC

Representative: Jacques Mashihi, West Pacifica Design

Environmental No.: ENV-2020-1868-CE-1A

Related Case No.: DIR-2020-1867-TOC-HCA
   
 

Financial Policies Statement: No

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 12, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   
(14)
21-1502
CD 13
Mitigated Negative Declaration, No. ENV-2015-310-MND-REC1, Addendum dated July 27, 2021; pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15162 and 15164, and related CEQA findings, report from the Central Area Planning Commission (CAPC); and, Appeals filed by the following: 1) Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development Los Angeles (CREED LA) joint with Adams, Broadwell, Joesph & Cardozo (Representative: Aiden P Marshall); and, 2) Doug Haines joint with La Mirada Ave. Neighborhood Association (Representative: Robert Silverstein); from the determination of the CAPC in approving a Project Permit Compliance, pursuant to Section 11.5.7 C of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), to allow the addition of three levels of medical office space, containing 95,995 square feet of floor area, on top of the parking structure; approving a Specific Plan Exception, pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7 F, for relief from the following Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP) requirements: a. SNAP Section 9.E.3 of the Vermont/Western to allow zero additional parking space requirements; and b. SNAP Section 9.G of the Vermont/Western to allow for the existing Pedestrian Throughway to satisfy the SNAP’s requirement in lieu of an additional Pedestrian Throughway; and approving a Site Plan Review, pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05, for a hospital medical use development project that creates 95,995 square feet of non-residential floor area; for the addition/construction of three levels of medical office space, containing 95,995 square feet of floor area, on top of an existing parking structure, the existing parking structure is an extension of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC), the existing parking structure contains 562 parking spaces with a height of 43 feet, including five-stories above grade and two subterranean levels, the addition will result in an overall maximum height of 96 feet, 4 inches, the new medical office space would serve the HPMC; for the project located at 1318 North Lyman Place, 4470 - 4494 West De Longpre Avenue, and 1321 - 1323 North Virgil Avenue, subject to Modified Conditions of Approval and revised Findings. 

Applicant: CHA Health Systems, Inc.

Representative: Francis Park, Park and Velayos LLP

Case No.: APCC-2020-1764-SPE-SPP-SPR-1A

Environmental No.: ENV-2015-310-MND-REC1
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 12, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   
(15)
20-0539
CD 1
Categorical Exemption pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Section 15321 and related CEQA findings, report from the Department of City Planning, Office of Zoning Administration; and, Appeals filed by the following: 1) Pravin Ahir (Representative: Frank A. Weiser, Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Weiser), 2) Mayur B. Patel (Representative: Frank A. Weiser, Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Weiser); and, 3) Balubhai G. Patel, Individually and as Trustee of Balubhai Patel Trust (Representative: Frank A. Weiser, Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Weiser); from the determination of the Zoning Administrator in determining the Categorical Exemption and the continued imposition of Conditions is necessary in order to mitigate the land use impacts caused by the property; in denying the request for modification of Condition Nos. 1 and 5; in modifying Condition Nos. 1, 5, 9, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34; in adding Condition Nos. 35 and 36; and in deleting Condition Nos. 11, 22, and 30; for the continued operation of the hotel, known as the Stuart Hotel, located at 718 South Union Avenue, subject to Conditions of Approval.

Applicant: Balubhai G. Patel

Representative: Frank A. Weiser Esq., Law Offices of Frank A. Weiser

Case No. DIR-2002-3323-RV-PA2

Environmental No. ENV-2018-5644-CE
   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 12, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   
(16)
21-1113
CD 4
Categorical Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15305 Class 5 (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations) of the CEQA Guidelines, and related CEQA findings; report from the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC), and an Appeal jointly filed by Julia Mason, Cheryl Holland, Lincoln Williamson, and Michael Konik, from the CLAAPC’s determination in approving a Categorical Exemption as the environmental clearance for the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with a proposed 3,171 square-foot restaurant, inclusive of 602 square feet of basement storage area, with a total of 128 indoor seats and 731 square feet of on-site uncovered outdoor patio space with 71 outdoor seats, all divided between three venues; the proposed hours of operation are: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, daily; for the properties located at 7445 West Sunset Boulevard (7441 - 7449 West Sunset Boulevard and 1506 - 1516 North Gardner Street).

Applicant: Michael Towles, Gaggle’s Inc.

Representative: Margaret Taylor, Apex LA

Case No.: ZA-2019-6319-CUB-1A

Environmental No.: ENV-2019-6320-CE-1A
   
 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

   
 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

   
 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 12, 2023

   
 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 12, 2023)

   

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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.