Planning and Land Use Committee on Dec 15, 2020

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa


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Planning and Land Use Committee

Julie Ross

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place:

Call to order: 

Call to order 

Salute the Flag


Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. Minutes review and approval of October 20, 2020 PLUC meeting.

  2. Announcements from Government Representatives

  3. Public comments on non-agenda items.

  4. Reconsideration, at the request of a Committee member, on the motion to approve with conditions the project at 8618 Sepulveda Blvd.

    Background; 3rd time on the PLUC agenda. At the October 15th PLUC meeting the applicants representative did not attend. At the October 15th PLUC meeting the Committee voted to approve the applicants request for: The addition of a 2,585 sq. ft. partial 4th floor and roof deck, structural retrofit, facade remodel, the addition of a planter along the frontage, a canopy and new signage to an existing 20,204 sq. ft. Medical Bldg.

    At the 1st presenation the applicant was instructed to proivde written verification from the Westchester Parking Association that the applicant had the required parking spaces for the project. Prior to the October meeting the applicant provided PLUC with a letter from the Parking Association that the applicant had the required spaces. The letter was signed by the Manager of the parking lots and not by the President of the Associtaion or any of it's officers. At the meeting the Committee approved the applicants request with the condition that a letter be issued by the President or a Board Member that the applicant had the required parking and that the Association acknowledges the parking spaces are in perpituity. 

    Committee will reconsider the wording of the motion.

    Public Comment

    Committe Discussion

    Possible Committee Action: Approve/Deny/Modify 

  5. 8333 S. Airport Blvd., Westchester 

    Applicant is requesting approval for new construction on an existing vacant lot of a residential building with 102 rental apartment units of which 100% are low income, with 2 on site managers units.  2-4 stories with a maximum height of 44 ft. Project includes 78 parking spaces. Project will utilize SB35 ( Streamlined Infill Project) for a ministerial compliance review of a Density Bonus (AB1763) with two ON-Menu incentives for 11 ft. of height and a 20% front yard reduction inthe R2-1 Zone and ministerial Site Plan Review. 

    Presenter: Dana Sayles

    Public Comment

    Committee Discussion

    Committee Chair Recap

    Possible Committee Action: Approve/Deny/Modify

  6. 7346 S. Rindge Ave., Playa del Rey

    Applicant is requesting approval for the demolition of an exisiting one story 1,214 sq. ft. single family dwelling and the contruction of a new two story 6,028 sq. ft. single family dwelling with a roof top deck, ground level basement, maximum height of 45ft.  and attached two car garage and 890 yards of cubic grading in the California Coastal Zone, a CEQA exemption and a Mello Act review.  Two parking spaces are provided on site. 


    Background: 4th presentation to PLUC. Possibility that the project has been reduced to 4,308 sq. ft. 

    Presenter: Athena Novak, AHN & Associates

    Public Comment

    Committee Discussion

    Chair Discussion Recap

    Possible Committee Action: Motion to support/deny/modify.


  7. Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

    Applicant is requesting an amendment to their Master Plan (Los Angeles City Ordinance 181605) that would allow for relocation of their already approved square footage among three use categories on campus: Academic/Adminstrative, Residential and Athletic indoors. This would allow LMU to keep Gersten Pavillion in use for training, practices, recovery stations, coaches offices and other ancillary athletic uses after construction of the university's new venue. The revised amendment reduces the amount of approved square footage LMU could transfer  from one category to another. 

    Background: 6th presentation to PLUC. 

    Presenters: Mason Stockstill:LMU Public Affairs, Craig Pintens:LMU Athletic Director

    Public Comment

    Committee Discussion

    Chair Discussion Recap

    Possible Committee Action: Motion to support/deny/modify.

  8. Updates on projects in the community.

    Presenter: Committee Chair

  9. Announcements: Next PLUC meeting Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Public Comment: 

Public Comment on Non Agenda Items

Public Comment Request

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