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West Los Angeles Planning Area Commission Agenda

WEST LOS ANGELES AREA PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 AFTER 4:30 P.M. HENRY MEDINA WEST L.A. PARKING ENFORCEMENT FACILITY

11214 WEST EXPOSITION BOULEVARD, 2nd FLOOR, ROLL CALL ROOM LOS ANGELES, CA 90064

 

  1. DIRECTOR’S REPORT AND COMMISSION BUSINESS

    • Items of Interest

    • Advance Calendar

    • Commission Requests

    • Approval of Meeting Minutes – November 6, 2019

  2. NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
    Presentation by Neighborhood Council representatives on any neighborhood council resolution, or community impact statement filed with the City Clerk, which relates to any agenda item listed or being considered on this agenda.

  3. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
    The Commission shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address it on non-agenda items, for a cumulative total of up to thirty (30) minutes, on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission.

    PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK MUST SUBMIT A SPEAKER’S REQUEST FORM. ALL REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE PUBLIC THAT ARE WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

  4. RECONSIDERATIONS

    1. MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER - The Commission may make a motion to reconsider a

      Commission Action on any agenda items from its previous meeting, consistently with the Commission Rule 9.3, provided the Commission retains jurisdiction over the matter.

    2. MERITS OF ANY ITEM THE COMMISSION HAS VOTED TO RECONSIDER - If a majority of the Commission has approved a motion to reconsider a Commission Action, the Commission may address the merits of the original Commission Action.   

      5. AA-2016-3290-PMLA-SL-1A CEQA: ENV-2016-3293-CE

      Plan Area: Venice
      Related Case: DIR-2016-3291-CDP-MEL-1A

      PROJECT SITE: 635-637 East San Juan Avenue

      PROPOSED PROJECT:

      Council District: 11 – Bonin Last Day to Act: 11-20-19

      Continued from 09-18-19 and 10-02-19

      A Preliminary Parcel Map (Small Lot Subdivision) to subdivide one existing lot totaling approximately 4,800 square feet into two new small lots that are 2,273 (Parcel A) and 2,527 (Parcel B) square feet in lot area – in conjunction with the demolition of an existing duplex and single-family dwelling, and the construction of a two-story, single-family dwelling with a roof deck on each newly subdivided lot, with residential floor areas of 2,181 (Unit A) and 1,740 square feet (Unit B). Six parking spaces are provided onsite.

      APPEAL:

      An appeal of the June 28, 2019 Advisory Agency’s determination which:

      1. Determined, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15303, 15315, and 15332, that the project is exempt from CEQA and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2

        applies; and

      2. Approved, pursuant to Sections 17.51, 17.53, and 12.22 C.27 of the Los Angeles Municipal

        Code, Parcel Map No. AA-2016-3290-PMLA-SL, for a maximum 2 small lots, in the Venice Community Plan.

      Applicant: Appellant: Staff:

      Kevin Zhang, 187 Monterey Holding, LLC
      Representative: Steve Kaplan, Steve Kaplan Land Use Law

      People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER), Robin Rudisill, Sue

      Kaplan, Celia Williams

      Jeff Khau, City Planning Associate

      jeff.khau@lacity.org

      (213) 978-1346

      6. DIR-2016-3291-CDP-MEL-1A CEQA: ENV-2016-3293-CE

      Plan Area: Venice
      Related Case: AA-2016-3290-PMLA-SL-1A

      PUBLIC HEARING REQUIRED
      PROJECT SITE: 635-637 East San Juan Avenue

      PROPOSED PROJECT:

      Council District: 11 – Bonin Last Day to Act: 11-20-19

      Continued from 09-18-19 and 10-02-19

      A Coastal Development Permit to authorize the demolition of an existing duplex and single-family dwelling, the subdivision of one 4,800 square-foot lot into two new lots that are 2,273 (Parcel A) and 2,527 (Parcel B) square feet in lot area, and the construction of a two-story single-family dwelling with a roof deck on each newly created lot; a total of six parking spaces are provided.

      West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission 3

      November 20, 2019

      APPEAL:

      An appeal of the June 28, 2019 Planning Director’s determination which:

      1. Determined, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15303, 15315, and 15332, that the project is exempt from CEQA and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2

        applies;

      2. Approved, pursuant to Section 12.20.2 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, a Coastal

        Development Permit for a Development in the single permit jurisdiction of the Coastal Zone;

        and

      3. Approved, pursuant to Government Code Sections 65590 and 65590.1 and the City of Los

        Angeles Interim Mello Act Compliance Administrative Procedures, a Mello Act Compliance Review for the demolition of three existing Residential Units and construction of two Residential Units in the California Coastal Zone.

      LIMITED PUBLIC HEARING:

      The West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will hold a limited public hearing for the modified Project, to include an attached 430 square-foot ADU to the proposed single-family dwelling on Parcel B.

      MODIFIED PROJECT:

      A Preliminary Parcel Map (Small Lot Subdivision) to subdivide one existing lot totaling approximately 5,200 square feet into two (2) new small lots that are 2,273 (Parcel A) and 2,527 (Parcel B) square feet in lot area – in conjunction with the demolition of an existing duplex and single-family dwelling, the removal of four trees, and the construction of a two-story, single-family dwelling with a roof deck on each newly subdivided lot. The project includes the construction of a 2,091 square-foot single-family dwelling on Parcel A and a 1,287 square-foot single-family dwelling with a 396 square-foot attached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on Parcel B. Six (6) parking spaces are provided onsite.

      REQUESTED ACTIONS:

      1. Determine, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15303, 15315, and 15332, that the project is exempt from CEQA and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies;

      2. Pursuant to Section 12.20.2 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, a Coastal Development Permit for the modified project in the single permit jurisdiction of the Coastal Zone; and

      3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 65590 and 65590.1 and the City of Los Angeles Interim Mello Act Compliance Administrative Procedures, a Mello Act Compliance Review for the demolition of three existing Residential Units and construction of three Residential Units in the California Coastal Zone.

      Applicant:

      Appellant: Staff:

      Kevin Zhang, 187 Monterey Holding, LLC
      Representative: Steve Kaplan, Steve Kaplan Land Use Law

      Jeff Khau, City Planning Associate

      jeff.khau@lacity.org

      (213) 978-1346