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PLUM Committee to Debate Land Use Appeal Fees

PLUM Committee to Debate Land Use Appeal Fees

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

  At the August 8 meeting of the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee, committee members heard a city report on current fees for appealing city land use decisions, and recommendations by the City Administrative Officer and Planning Department for revising those fees. This may sound, at first mention, like a very “inside […]

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Larchmont Village Residents Lose Appeal on Beachwood/Melrose Project

Larchmont Village Residents Lose Appeal on Beachwood/Melrose Project

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Village residents lost their appeal on the project 5570 Melrose Blvd. / 647 Beachwood Dr. Tuesday afternoon at the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee meeting. The committee voted unanimously to deny the appeal brought by adjacent residents, who argued that density bonuses provided by the City to encourage more housing have resulted […]

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Could LA Learn from Santa Monica and Culver City Developments?

Could LA Learn from Santa Monica and Culver City Developments?

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Could Los Angeles learn from how Santa Monica is dealing with a persistent shortage of low income housing? Or, how Culver City is developing around transit hubs? Recently, the City of Santa Monica passed a new rule that requires developers who want build in Downton Santa Monica to price at least 30 percent of their […]

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New Neighborhood Mapping Project Gets (More) Things Right

New Neighborhood Mapping Project Gets (More) Things Right

| July 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

What’s in a (neighborhood) name?  For those involved in their local communities and neighborhood issues, a lot.  Neighborhood names and boundaries define our communities, their history and their grass roots governance, at the most basic level possible.  So when you’re dealing with traffic issues, neighborhood watches, historic designations or new development, it really does make […]

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GWNC Land Use Committee Reviews Three Projects

GWNC Land Use Committee Reviews Three Projects

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) Land Use committee reviewed three new proposed construction projects at its meeting on Tuesday evening. Developer representative Dana Sayles reported back to the committee on the project at 5570 N. Melrose Avenue/647 N. Beachwood Avenue, as requested at the last LUC meeting. Sayles reviewed the provisions the developer agreed to […]

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MMRA Withdraws Landmark Application for 744 S. Ridgeley Dr.

MMRA Withdraws Landmark Application for 744 S. Ridgeley Dr.

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back in March, the Buzz reported on efforts of the Miracle Mile Residential Association and residents of the apartment building at 744 S. Ridgeley Dr., also known as the Berger Winston apartments, to save the building from an attempt by new owners to remove the existing tenants and demolish the building.  At the time, the […]

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