Planning and Land Use Committee on May 31, 2018

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
www.ncwpdr.org

SPECIAL MEETING - Revised as of 2018-05-27

As of 6/19/18 Committee resumes regular meeting time of 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30pm


Committee: 
Planning and Land Use Committee

Chairperson: 
Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place: 
Westchester Municipal Building Community Room / 7166 W Manchester Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045

Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. Welcome and Introduction

  2. Minutes Review and Approval 

    • 20 March 2018 PLUC meeting minutes.
    • 26 March 2918 PLUC special meeting minutes.
  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Informational / Operational Updates

    Background - Guidelines for effective meeting management; for discussion and adoption. 

    • Presenter(s): Patricia Lyon, PLUC chair
    • Related Documents: if any, to be provided at meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  5. Action / 138-142 Culver Boulevard and 6911-6917 Vista Del Mar (Legado)

    • Tract Map: TT-70786
    • DIR-2012-3537-CDP-BD-SPR-MEL
    • ENV-2012-3536-MND-REC1

    Background - Specifications listed below taken directlt from the March 16, 2018 Planning Director's determination letter approving a coastal development permit for this project. 

    • 4-story, 79,493 sq. ft. mixed-used development
    • 7057 sq. ft. ouf ground floor commercial use (6007 sq. ft. retail use, 1500 sq. ft. restaurant)
    • 72 dwelling units (8 reserved for Very Low Income)
    • 123 parking spaces within the ground floor and one subterranean level

    The developing includes a reversion to acerage and vacation of an alley resulting in a net lot area of 41,223 sq ft and includes grading and excavation necessary for the project. 

    Two Density Bonus Incentives:

    1. Floor Area Ratio (FAR) - 3:1 in liue of the maximum permitted 1.5.
    2. Height: 25% increase in the height requirement, allowing 48 feet in height in lieu of the maximum permitted of 37 feet.

    ...Item 10. HEIGHT. The project qualifies for up to an 11-foot increase in the allowable height of 37 feet. The project is limited to a maximum height of 48 feet and 4 stories, except for the southern portions of the building with 50 feet of the R1-zoned lot. The project is subject to the provisions of LAMC 12.21.1.A 10 as follows: 

    a.) The portions of the structure within 50 feet of the R1-zoned lot are limited to a maximum height of 25 feet.

    b.) The portions of the structure 51 to 99 feet of the R1-zoned lot are limited to a maximum height of 44 feet.

    • Presenter(s): Patricia Lyon, PLUC chair
    • Related Documents
      • Planning Dept Letter of Determination (2018-03-16)
      • Planning Dept Letter re Tentative Tract No. 70786-REV
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Community Impact Statement (CIS) - Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  6. Action / 6601 Ocean Front Walk

    Background - Second presentation to PLUC. Property owners propose removal of existing 2-story, 2-unit residential structure with attached garage and construction of new 3-story plus basement and roof deck (no roof access structure). Property owners currently occupying the top unit as a second home and as future occupants.

    • Presenter(s): Austin Peters, architect and Ramesh & Seema Arora, property owners
    • Related Documents: if any, to be provided at meeting. 
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  7. Action / 5410 W. Century Blvd. (Daily Grill Restaurant) / ZA-2018-1328 CUB 

    Background - First presentation to PLUC. Grill Concepts, Inc. ("Applicant") is requesting a new CUP, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code section 12.24 W (1), for the continued sales and dispensing of a full-line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with an existing 7,200 sq ft restaurant with two outdoor patios totaling 716 sq ft with seating for 256 patrons (210 indoors and 46 on patio). Hours of operation from 6:00am to 2:00am, daily, with the patios closing at midnight, and to allow non-amplified live entertainment, limited to one band and/or one piano. 

    Applicant requests Conditions which help ensure that the premises remain consistent with its principal purpose and function as a quality restaurant dining experience, bot do nut hamper its ability to adapt to changing patron tastes. These Conditions could include no video games, ping pong, no amplified music, DJ music, two-for-one Happy Hour drink specials or public dancing. However, Applicant respectfully requests the ability to offer Happy Hour and karaoke, should patron interest in doing so later arise. 

    • Presenter(s): Kate Bartolo of Kate Bartolo and Associates, representing Grill Concepts, Inc.
    • Related Documents
      • CUB Application
      • Floor Plan
      • Dining Room Photo
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  8. Action / 8415 S. Pershing (Hacienda Playa)

    Background - First presentation to PLUC. Applicant is requesting sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption, with proposed hours of operation from 7:00am to 12:00am, Sunday to Thursday, and 7:00am to 1:00am, Friday and Saturday in the C2-1VL zone. 

    Location Description: An existing 269.25 sq ft restaurant with 93 interior seats featuring live entertainment such as live music/mariachi (indoor and on patios), karaoke and 1 video game machine, a 679.24 sq ft patio with 47 seats, and a 301 sq ft patio in the public right-of-way with 30 seats providing amplified music in the background. 

    • Presenter(s): Maria Impala Rodrigues, Kam Fung Lau - land use consultants for property owner. 
    • Related Documents
      • CUB Application
      • Application Findings Report
      • Floor Plan
      • Site Plan
      • Photos
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  9. Action / 5208 W. Centinela, Chick-Fil-A / DIR-2018-241-SPR

    Background - Second presentation to PLUC. Chick-Fil-A proposes to construct a 4642 sq ft building with a drive-thru on the NW corner of La Cienega and Centinela. The project requires site plan review approval from the city. Returning to PLUC to review traffic study, community benefits, pedestrian and bike friendliness.

    • Presenter(s): Jonathan Lonner and Tina Choi representing the applicant. 
    • Related Documents:
      • Site Plan
      • Traffic Study Assessment Letter (Signed)
      • Exterior Elevations
      • Large Elevations
      • 5 Preliminary Landscape Plan
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  10. Action / 6711 S. Sepulveda - Hanover Group / DIR-2017-DB-WDI-SPR

    Background - New 160,830 sq.ft. residential apartment building with 180 units and 210 parking spaces. On-menu density bonus for a 33% increase in density, and two on-menu incentivers for a 20% reduction of required open space and 3:1 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in lieu of required 1.5:1 FAR. Also requesting a waiver of dedication and improvements for the requirements on Arizona Street.

    • Presenter(s): Patricia Lyon, PLUC chair [Applicant representative available to answer questions]
      • Motion to rescind determination of March 20, 2018, based on further efforts of the applicant
    • Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
      • Motion to adopt proposed changes (if any)
    • Committee Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  11. Announcements 

    • Committee Training Recap (Ethics & Code of Conduct 1x every 2 years) 
    • Next PLUC meeting: June 19, 2018
  12. Meeting Adjourned


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