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

Planning and Land Use Committee on Jul 18, 2017

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

Planning and Land Use Committee Agenda

Planning and Land Use Committee

Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

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

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

  2. Review and Approval - Minutes from 20 June 2017 Meeting

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Information & Discussion - 8521 S Sepulveda Blvd 90045 (aka Grinder Property)

    • Background
      • Presentation on the proposed 87-unit apartment building with 1,000 square feet of commercial retail at 8521 S. Sepulveda Boulevard (former Grinder restaurant).
      • Density bonus incentives requested. Total of 8 units (11%) set aside for very low income occupants in exchange for increase in FAR to 3:1 in lieu of 1.5:1 FAR
      • 20% decrease in required amount of open space (6900 in lieu of 8625).
      • Developer is also request Section 13.08-based Community Design Overlay (CDO) variance for 75’ height, 5-stories.
      • City of LA Planning Department Case # ENV-2017-1736-EAF
      • City Planning File:
    • Presenter: Tanner Blackman, Parter at Kindel Gagen (Public Affairs Advocacy Firm) on behalf of Caladan Investments
    • Related Documents: Presentation documents to be provided in meeting.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion

  5. Information & Discussion - Ayara Thai Cuisine Construction

    • Background: Community update on restaurant expansion construction timeline and details.
    • Presenter: Vanda Asapahu, Owner
    • Related Documents: Presentation documents (if any) to be provided in meeting.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion
  6. Information & Discussion - 13450 W. Maxella (aka Marina Paseo)

    • Background
      • Planning Department Case # ENV-2016-3343-EIR
      • Sares-Regis Group proposed mixed-use development replacing a portion of the existing Marina Marketplace shopping center (three existing buildings plus parking area).
      • As proposed: 658 multi-family residential units (66 designated for low income residents; SB1818 project). Estimated 27,300 square feet of commercial uses, including approximately 13,650 square feet of retail space and approximately 13,650 square feet of restaurant space.
    • Presenters: Kristen Lonner, Community Outreach Liaison; David Powers, Senior Vice President, Sares-Regis Group
    • Related Documents: Informational presentation during meeting.
    • Public Comment
    • Committee Discussion

  7. Announcements

  8. Meeting Adjourned

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