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Land Use and Planning Committee

Introduction/Mission

The Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC) reviews, takes public input, reports on and makes recommendations to the VNC Board on land use and planning issues affecting the Venice Community.

The LUPC typically meets on the 1st and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:45pm, at locations to be announced (see Agenda for meeting date).

Useful Links

LUPC Members

  • Robin Rudisill Chair
  • Robert Aronson
  • Ramsey Daham
  • Todd Darling
  • Mark Kleiman
  • Mehrnoosh Mojallali
  • Kathleen Rawson
  • Maury Ruano
  • Gabriel Ruspini

Email the Committee: lupc@venicenc.org

 

AGENDAS AND MINUTES

NEW LUPC COMMITTEE:

Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
August 5, 2014

 

 

   
July 29, 2014

LUPCAgendaJuly29,2014

 

Staff Recommendations will be presented at the meeting, orally or in writing. Some case documents are available below for the LUPC and the Public's perusal, under the heading "CURRENT CASES." All other documents will be provided to the LUPC members and will be available for the Public's review AT the meeting, and will not be provided, reviewed or discussed by the LUPC prior to that time.

Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
June 11, 2014

SPECIAL MEETING

LUPCAgendaJune11,2014

Minutes not yet available. See recording of meetings below. 1740PenmarDRAFTStaffRpt6-11-14
May 27, 2014

LUPCAgenda20140527

 

CityApplication5-7Dudley

CUBapplication5Dudley

LUPCstaffReport5-7Dudley

CityApplication9Dudley

CUBapplication9Dudley

Plans9Dudley

LUPCstaffReport9Dudley

 

May 7, 2014 LUPCAgenda20140507 Minutes not yet available. See recording of meetings below.  
April 16, 2014 LUPCAgenda20140416 RoughLUPCminutes4-16-14  
March 5, 2014 LUPCAgenda20140305 Minutes not yet available. See recording of meetings below.  
February 19, 2014 LUPCAgenda20130219r1 DraftLUPCminutesFeb19,2014  
February 5, 2014

LUPCAgenda20140205

PDF version: LUPCAgenda20140205PDF

DraftLUPCminutesFeb5,2014  
January 15, 2014 LUPCAgenda20130115

PDFdraftLUPCminutes011514

758 Sunset

1033 AK

3223 Washington

1414 Main Staff Report

December 18, 2013 LUPCAgenda121813 PDFdraftLUPCminutes121813  
December 4, 2013  LUPCAgenda120413r1 PDFdraftLUPCminutes120413  
November 20, 2013 LUPCAgenda112013r2 PDFdraftLUPCMinutes112013  
November 6, 2013 LUPCAgenda110613r2 PDFdraftLUPCMinutes110613  
October 16, 2013 LUPCAgenda101613 PDFdraftLUPCMinutes101613  
October 2, 2013 LUPCAgenda100213r1 PDFdraftLUPCMinutes100213  
September 18, 2013 LUPCAgenda091813  

PDFdraftLUPCMinutes091813

 
August 28, 2013 LUPCAgenda082813

PDFdraftLUPCMinutes082813

 
August 21, 2013 LUPCAgenda082113

PDFdraftLUPCMinutes082113

 
August 7, 2013 LUPCAgenda080713r1

PDFdraftLUPCMinutes080713

 
July 17, 2013 LUPCAgenda071713r2 LUPCMinutes071713  
July 3, 2013 LUPCAgenda070313r1 LUPCMinutes070313  
June 5, 2013 LUPCAgenda060513 LUPCMinutes060513  
May 1, 2013 LUPCAgenda.050113 LUPCMinutes.050113  
April 17, 2013 LUPCAgenda.041713 No Minutes  
April 3, 2013 LUPCAgenda.040313 LUPC.MINUTES.040313  
March 20, 2013 LUPCAgenda.032013 March 20, 2013 Minutes  
March 6, 2013 LUPCAgenda.030613 LUPC.Minutes.032013  
February 20, 2013 LUPC Agenda.022013 LUPC Minutes.020613  
February 6, 2013 Agenda 2/6/13 No Minutes  
January 16, 2013 LUPC_Agenda_20130116_D2 LUPC_MInutes_20130116_F  

 

LUPC MEETING RECORDINGS

Below are links to download audio recordings of the LUPC meetings starting with November 6, 2013. We've set them up so the links never expire, so please let us know if you have problems downloading them.

You may need to copy each link and paste it into your internet browser.

Most of the links allow you to download the entire meeting, but for the most recent meeting, April 16th, 2014, we've broken it down into sections so you can focus on the agenda item that's most important to you

 

NOVEMBER 6th, 2013 LUPC Meeting

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVOOW5RYTlwdmNUQw

 

JANUARY 15th, 2014 LUPC Meeting

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVIcVhlcEp2TzhUQw

 

FEBRUARY 5th, 2014 LUPC Meeting

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVHcWZ3TGg3czlVag

 

MARCH 5th, 2014 LUPC Meeting

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVHcWZlaFJ1a3NUQw

 

APRIL 16TH, 2014 LUPC Meeting

Chair Updates/ LUPC Current Case Updates

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVMTERiR0xSc01UQw

Public Comment on Non-Agendized items

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVMTERwcFc1aWNUQw

750 CALIFORNIA    

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVOOW44Q1RyZHNUQw

320 SUNSET  
 
https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVOOW5BNkhSc01UQw

1212 ELECTRIC  

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwclVOOW5iR0pMWE5Vag

 

MAY 7th, 2014 LUPC Meeting

Call to Order through Public Comment

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcyZEV5OC8zMWsxZXNUQw

34 – 24TH AVENUE

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcyZEV5OC8wZ252bk1UQw

1511 ABBOT KINNEY

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcyZEU3TERLVlVpR01UQw

320 HAMPTON/GOOGLE

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcyZEV5OC9lcElLSk1UQw

 

June 11, 2014 LUPC Meeting:

LUPC JUNE 11TH, 2014 CALL TO ORDER

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwblR0Q1J0NjlWeHNUQw

LUPC JUNE 11TH, 2014 Review for VNC de Minimis Waiver 2412 Ocean Ave and 451 Sherman Canal

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwblR0Q1JoeWFxV2NUQw

LUPC JUNE 11TH, 2014 Review for VNC de Minimis Waiver – 321 6th Ave

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwblR0Q1JCTWxBSXNUQw

LUPC JUNE 11TH, 2014 – 1740 Penmar Small Lot Subdivision

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwblR0Q1JlM1M5TE1UQw

LUPC JUNE 11TH, 2014 – Review of Appeal of 2 Rose at WLAAPC

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwblR0Q1JEa1UxZXNUQw

LUPC JUNE 11TH, 2014 – Coastal Commission de Minimis Waiver Issue

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcwblR0Q1JqV0I3czhUQw

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING CITY HEARINGS:

Thursday July 31, 2014:

AT&T

1515PacificCityHearingNoticeJuly31,2014--AT&T

JOE'S RESTAURANT

1023AbbotKinney:Joe'sRestaurantCityHearingJuly31,2014

 

HOTEL ERWIN

1697Pacific:HotelErwinPublicHearingJuly31,2014

Thursday August 7, 2014:

737WashingtonCityHearingAugust7,2014--AT&T 737WashingtonCityHearingAugust7,2014--AT&T

 

Thursday August 14, 2014:

This one is not in our Plan Area, but it seems is very much related to the two that are coming from AT&T, 3 weeks in a row:

 

8601LincolnAugust14,2014CityHearing--AT&T

 

URGENT CASES:

 

July 29, 2014 LUPC Meeting:

665 VERNON

665_Vernon_Zoning_Administrator_Adjustment_&_ CDP_Applications

665_Vernon_Environmental_Assessment_Application

665_Vernon_Parcel_Map_Application

665_Vernon_MELLO

665_Vernon_Neighbor_Letter

Detailed plans will be provided to the LUPC members and will be available for the Public's review AT the Meeting.

 

672 BROOKS

672_Brooks_Zoning_Administrator_Adjustment_&_ CDP_Applications

672_Brooks_Environmental_Assessment_Application

672_Brooks_Parcel_Map_Application

672_Brooks_MELLO

672_Brooks_Neighbor_Letter

Detailed plans will be provided to the LUPC members and will be available for the Public's review AT the Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2014 Board Meeting:

LUPC Approved Motion for VNC Board–1212-1222 Electric, Venice, 90291:
CASE NUMBERS:
ZA-2013-4078-CDP-ZAA-MEL
AA-2013-4076-PMLA
ENV-2013-4077-EAF
Project description: Demolish existing duplex, which re-establishes 2 separate original lots, and construct 3-story, 2-unit condo & 3-story SFD, both w/reduced front yard setbacks to 5 feet, and 2-unit condo w/reduced south side yard setback & reduced rear yard setback (both <=20%).
LUPC Staff: Robin Rudisill
MOTION:  The Venice Land Use and Planning Committee recommends that the Venice Neighborhood Council recommends approval of the proposed project, based on the following:
1. It meets the character, mass and scale of the surrounding neighborhood.
2. It meets the code (including VSP) for parking requirements.
3. The reduced front yard setback observes the prevailing front yard setback along Electric Ave.
4. The minor (<=20%) south side yard and rear yard setback adjustments for the 2-unit condo are justified because of the challenging shape of the lot.
5. It is across the street/adjacent from a commercial zone.
LUPC Motion made by Robin Rudisill, Seconded by Jake Kaufman
LUPC Motion APPROVED 4-0-1
(In favor: JK, RR, RA, MM; Abstain: JR)

FINAL STAFF REPORT:

LUPC_Minutes_20111102_F 1212ElectricFINALSR4-19-14

 

LUPC Approved Motion for VNC Board–750 California, Venice, 90291:

CASE NUMBERS:

ZA 2013-2003-CDP-MEL-ZAA

AA 2013-2001-PMLA-SL

ENV 2013-2002-MND

DIR 2013-1823-VSO-MEL

Project description: Demolish existing duplex and create a small lot subdivision with 2 detached single-family dwellings on 2 lots within the RD1.5-1 zone, and 4 parking spaces.

LUPC Staff: Robert Aronson

MOTION:  The Venice Land Use & Planning Committee recommends that the Venice Neighborhood Council recommends approval of the proposed Small Lot Subdivision at 750 California Avenue, on the following conditions:

(For clarity, the applicants have referred to the front house as having the address 750 California Ave. and the back house as 752 California Ave., and this Motion follows that usage.)

1.  The VNC supports the applicants’ request, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22.C.27(b), for the back house (752 California Ave.), to designate the front yard as the alley, with the back house orienting its front door to the alley.

 2.  The VNC supports the applicants’ request for a reduction in the front and rear yard setbacks, with a ten (10) foot front yard setback for the front house (750 California Ave.) and six (6) foot front yard setback at second floor line for the back house (752 California Ave.), in lieu of the required 15-foot front yard setback.  These setbacks are in accordance with the prevailing front yard and rear yard setbacks on the block.

 3.  The VNC does not support a reduction in the side yard setbacks, and recommends that the requirement of 5' side yard setbacks set forth in the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, LAMC Section 12.22.C.27.(e), shall be followed.

 4.  The VNC supports the applicants’ request for a 4-inch building separation in lieu of the required 10-foot separation between the front and rear buildings,, but only on the first floor of the proposed buildings, and only on the condition that there is a 5' building separation at the second floor between the proposed buildings, and this opening is shown on the building plans approved by the City, as indicated in the area circled in red on page A-5 on the plans for the front house (750 California Ave.).

 5.  Roof deck railings shall be set back 10' from the property line along both side yards.

 6.  There shall be no structure on the roof other than mechanical equipment and the roof access structure.  Any plants or trees placed on the roof which become hedges shall be maintained in perpetuity so that they are no taller than the height of the guardrails, and shall be maintained so that they are 75% transparent and they do not obstruct the light and air circulation for the adjoining neighbors to the east and west.

 7.  The VNC supports the applicants’ request to allow parking in the side yards, unless the City finds that fire and safety issues are implicated.

 8.  A fifth, substandard parking space shall be created in the front yard setback of the rear house with access to the alley, where indicated on the plans, with level grasscrete and of dimensions 7&frac12;’ x 15', as indicated in the area circled in red on page A-3.1 on the plans for the back house (752 California Ave.).

 9.  If an application is made which requests the modification of the conditions of approval of any kind, however minor or slight, all neighbors within a 100' radius shall be notified by mail, and said neighbors shall be given at least 30 days to respond before any decision or determination is made by the City.

Motion Attachment:

MotionAttachments
LUPC Motion made by Robert Aronson, Seconded by Jim Murez

LUPC Motion APPROVED 4-1-1

(In favor: JR, JM, RA, MM; Opposed: RR, Abstain: JK)


FINAL STAFF REPORT:

750CaliforniaMotion:FINALStaffRpt

 

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March 19, 2014 email from City Planning re. how the Zoning laws in effect regulate short-term rentals:

AlanBellShort-TermRentals

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