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

Planning and Land Use Committee on Sep 19, 2017

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

Planning and Land Use Committee

Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 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 & Approval - Minutes from 18 April 2017 and 18 July 2017 meetings

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. Information & Action Item - Sidewalk Repair or Replace Building Permit Requirement

    BACKGROUND - Requesting PLUC support update to City permitting and inspection process. Proposal: when a residential property is replaced or significantly remodeled, construction requirements include repair or replacement of sidewalk(s) associate with the property. Requesting NCWPDR take a supportive position and network with other neighborhood councils to support this change. 

    PRESENTER - John Ruhlen, Westchester Homeowner 

    • MOTION
  5. Information & Discussion Item - re:code LA Update

    BACKGROUND - The proposed Processes and Procedures Ordinance is one of the first components of the re:code LA project. Aimed at improving accessibility to the Zoning Code by making it easier to use and understand. Also aimed to improve clarity re steps in how the Planning Department evaluates development proposals, so all stakeholders can ID the decision makers and opportunities for public participation. 

    PRESENTER - Thom Rothmann, Principal City Planner; Division Manager of Code Studies and Project Manager for re:code LA project

    • RELATED DOCUMENTS - to be provided during meeting.
  6. Information & Action Item - 5529 W Manchester Ave (aka LAX Shopping) 

    BACKGROUND - Proposal for project to demolish 4,150 sq ft of existing retail due to lost visibility, resulting from concrete block wall built for Metro Extension. Proposed project would retain approximately 24,041 sq ft of retail and will add approximately 73,674 sq ft of self-storage in a 7-story building adjacent to Metro Extension. Total land area is approximately 65,171. 

    PRESENTERS - Daniel Khakshouri, Owner; Michael Gonzalez, Attorney 

    • RELATED DOCUMENTS - to be provided during meeting.
    • MOTION
  7. Announcements

  8. Meeting Adjorned

For More Info: 

Agenda revision: presentation on Ballona Wetlands Restoration DEIR removed as DEIR has not yet been published or available for review. This item will appear on a future agenda. 

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