Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baseline Hillside Ordinance - Courtesy Notice of Open House & Public Hearing (April 5 and 8, 2010)

The City of Los Angeles will conduct an Open House and Public Hearing regarding proposed Code Amendments affecting single-family residential hillside neighborhoods.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Marvin Braude Building
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 1A and 1B
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Open House: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Public Hearing: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Hollywood United Methodist Church, Parlor Room
6817 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Note: There is limited parking on-site, and additional pay parking is available at the Hollywood & Highland complex.
Open House: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Public Hearing: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
The proposed project includes amendments to the Los Angeles Municipal Code to establish new regulations for single-family zoned properties which are designated as Hillside Area.  The amendments would result in: a reduction to the existing Floor Area Ratio (FAR); amendments to the existing Single-Family Residential Floor Area definition; changes to the height limits and how they are calculated; creation of new grading regulations; creation of a Hillside Standards Overlay District that would allow individual neighborhoods to adjust the baseline limits to better fit their community's character and scale; and establish or revise discretionary review processes for projects that deviate from the proposed FAR, height, and grading regulations.
If adopted, the proposed ordinance would affect all lots zoned single-family residential (R1, RS, RE9, RE11, RE15, RE20, RE40, and RA), which are designated Hillside Area.  For properties located in a Specific Plan area or a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, the more restrictive requirements would prevail.

Before each hearing an Open House session will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm where you will have the opportunity to review handouts that explain the specific proposal in detail.  The Hearing will begin at 6:30 pm, following the Open House, and will be conducted by a Hearing Officer.  The Hearing Officer will consider all testimony presented to the City at that time and any written communications received prior to the hearing.  Written communications should reference Case Number CPC-2010-0581-CA.  The Hearing Officer will subsequently prepare a report, including a recommendation, which will be considered by the City Planning Commission.  Written communications should be addressed to: Erick Lopez, City Planning Department, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 621, Los Angeles, CA 90012, and should include City Planning Case Number CPC-2010-0581-CA.  If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described here, or in written correspondence on the matter delivered to this agency at or prior to the public hearing.

If you have any questions, please contact Erick Lopez at or (213) 978-1243, or Jennifer Driver at or (818) 374-5034.
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of
disability. The hearing facility and its parking are wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or other services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request no later than three working days (72 hours) prior to the hearing by calling the above number.
Traductores u otro tipo de servicio puede ser proveído si se solicita. Para asegurar que este tipo de servicio sea disponible, favor de solicitarlos por lo menos 3 días (72 horas) antes de la audiencia llamando al teléfono mencionado.
THE PROPOSED BASELINE HILLSIDE ORDINANCE, WHICH IS INCORPORATING MANY OF THE COMMENTS MADE AT THE WORKSHOPS, IS CURRENTLY BEING FINALIZED AND IS EXPECTED TO BE MADE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE WEEK.  We wanted to send out this email to give everyone a chance to add these public hearings to their schedules.  A separate email will be sent with an attached copy or a link to where it can be downloaded.  Thank you for your patience.
If you received this email via forwarded message from someone other than myself, and you want to obtain updates directly from the Department, please email and ask to be added to the interest list.  Please type "Add Me To Hillside Notification List" in the subject line and provide your group/organization/company affiliations and contact information (please include at least your ZIP Code).
Facebook™ Users: Look for the Baseline Hillside Ordinance page; add the page and receive updates in your news feed.  You can also view our events calendar and participate in discussion boards.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact myself or Jennifer Driver at or at (818) 374-5034.
Thank you for your attention.
Erick Lopez
City Planner
Department of City Planning
Community Planning Bureau - West Coastal Division
200 N. Spring St., Room 621
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-1243
(213) 978-1226 - fax

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