Representing the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista

Planning and Land Use Committee on Jan 16, 2018

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

Planning and Land Use Committee

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 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. Review and Approval - Minutes from 21 Nov 2017 Meeting.

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Review of SB 827

    Background - On 1/3/18, SF state senator Scott Wiener introduced State Bill 827. It mandates that State zoning rules (as outlined in the bill) would override all local zoning regarding multi-family hosting development near "transit-rich" locations. It would nullify the Measure JJJ-mandated Los Angeles "Transit Oriented Communities" ordinance recently crafted through a democrative process and approved by City Council. (UrbanizeLA article recapping elements of LA's TOC ordinance.)

    Key text from SB 827: "The bill would exempt a project awarded a housing opportunity bonus from various requirements, including maximum controls on residential density or floor area ratio, minimum automobile parking requirements, design standards that restrict the applicant's ability to construct the maximum number of units consistent with any applicable building code, and maximum height limitations, as provided." 

    • Presenter - Patricia Lyon, Committee Chair
    • Related Documents
      • Westside Regional Association of Councils (WRAC) motion opposing SB 827.
      • Del Rey Residents Association letter to oppose and withdraw SB 827.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion, Motion to Support/Oppose/Modify.
  5. Informational Item: 6711 S. Sepulveda (aka public storage replacement) 

    Background - First presentation to PLUC. Proposed construction of a new residential 180-unit apartment building with 210 parking spaces and 15 units reserved for Very Low Income households. 

    • Presenter(s) - Dana Sayles, AICP of three6ixty (Developer's representative)
    • Related Documents - if any, to be provided during meeting. 
    • Public Comment 
    • Committee Discussion
    • Possible Action: Motion to Support/Deny/Modify
  6. Action Item: 5711 W 74th STreet / Local Daycare Conditional Use Permit Request 

    Background - Third presentation to PLUC. Westchester community member Mary De La Rosa seeks support obtaining a CUP for a currently run in-home day care to enroll more families. Business would convert from the property owner's home and daycare operation to a daycare center using the whole house as a school. No construction or expansion of the property itself, just using the home as-is. The home is in an R1 zone. 

    • Presenters - Mary and Stephen De La Rosa, home and business owners; Lisset and Manny Guttierez, business co-owners. 
    • Related Documents
      • Creative Explorers CUP Review and Updates
      • Floor Plan
      • Radius Map
      • Creative Explorers Philosophy and Programs Offered
      • Community Care Licensing Guide
      • Basic Child Care Licensing Requirements
      • Letter of Support / FB Group Parents for Better Westchester Schools
      • Letter of Support / Mom's Club
      • Letters of Support / Neighbors
      • Parent Recommendation Quotes
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action - Support/Deny/Modify
  7. Action Item - 7366 Osage (aka Mortuary)

    Background - Second presentation to PLUC. New property owner/developer proposing replacement of current mortuary with public storage building. 45,000 sq ft, 45' height. 

    • Presenter - Bruce Ehrlich, AIA & Attorney representing Cardiff Mason 
    • Related Documents - if any, to be provided during meeting.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Support/Deny/Modify Project.
  8. Action Item: Chick-Fil-A @ La Cienega and Centinela

    Background - First presentation to PLUC. Chick-Fil-A proposes to cconstruct 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. 

    • Presenters: Jonathon Lonner and Tina Choi, Lobbyists
    • Related Documents
      • Site Plan
      • Exterior Elevations (B&W)
      • Exterior Elevations & Renderings (Color)
      • Preliminary Landscape Plan
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
    • Committee Action: Support/Deny/Modify Project
  9. Informational Item: MedMen LAX - 8740 S Sepulveda Boulevard

    Background - Cannabis retalier. Part of chain operation (7 stores in SoCal, 5 in NY state, 1 in Nevada). Business model based on vertical integration of growing facilities, manufacturing facilities, and retail stores. 

    • Presenter: Morgan Sokol - VP of Government Affairs, MedMed
    • Related Documents - if any, to be provided during meeting.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
  10. Previous Committee Action Updates

  11. Announcements

  12. Meeting Adjourned

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