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

Planning and Land Use Committee on Oct 17, 2017

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa

Planning and Land Use Committee

Patricia Lyon

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 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 19 Sept 2017 Meeting

  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  4. INFORMATION & DISCUSSION ITEM - Ballona Wetlands in-review Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)

    Background - Update to Committee regarding Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve Restoration DEIR process, including a broad history of the Reserve, current status and condition, and next steps for the community regarding the currently-circulating DEIR. 

    Presenter - Tom Ford, Executive Director, The Bay Foundation 

    Related Documents - if any, provided during meeting. 

    Public Comment

    Committee Discussion

  5. INFORMATION & ACTION ITEM - 5711 W 74th Street / Local Daycare Conditional Use Permit Request 

    Background - Westchester community member Mary De La Rosa seeks support obtaining a CUP for a currently run in-home daycare to enroll more familiies. Business would convert from the property owner's home and daycare operation o 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 zoned R1. 

    Presenters - Mary and Stephen De La Rosa, Home and Business Owners

    Related Documents - on file in advance of meeting:

    • 5711 W 74th St R1 Home Floorplan
    • 5711 W 74th St Parcel Area Radius Map
    • 5711 W 74th St Property Photos 
    • Creative Explorers CUP Overview Document
    • Creative Explorers Philosophy and Programs Offered
    • Parent-Neighbor Statements of Support

    Public Comment

    Committee Discussion

  6. INFORMATION & POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM - Red Mountain Group re La Cienega-Centinela-La Tijera Triangle Commercial Redevelopment Project 

    Background - First presentation of Red Mountain Group's rehabilitation and redevelopment project in commercial zone at the intersection of La Tijera, Centinela and La Cienega. Site area totally approximately 7 acres. 


    • Alton M. Klein, Red Mountain Group (Project Developer) 
    • Lori Gast, Red Mountain Group
    • Irene Falcone, Property Management Advisors
    • Brandon Finch, Land Use Developers
    • Maria Impala, Fred Rodrigues Associates
    • Kam Lau, Fred Rodrigues Associates

    Related Documents - on file in advance of meeting: 

    • Preliminary Site Plan
    • Preliminary Concept Elevations

    Public Comment 

    Committee Discussion

  7. COMMITTEE DISCUSSION & POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM - 5529 Manchester Ave / Property owner proposal of public storage facility development

    Background - Project presented in 19 Sept 2017 PLUC meeting by attorney Michael Gonzalez and property owner Daniel Khakshouri. Proposal for project to demolish 4,150 sq ft of exsiting 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 of self-storage in a 7-story building adjacent to Metro Extension. Total owner's land area is approximately 65,171.

    Public Comment 

    Committee Discussion

  8. Announcements

  9. Meeting Adjourned

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