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Planning Meetings Scheduled for New R-1 Sub-Zone in Brookside and Sycamore Square

Planning Meetings Scheduled for New R-1 Sub-Zone in Brookside and Sycamore Square

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two public information meeting have been scheduled by CD4 to discuss regulations for a new R-1 Sub-zone to replace the expiring Brookside and Sycamore Square Interim Control Ordinances (ICOs), which are set to expire in July of 2018. CD4 has called the meetings and instructed the Planning Department to begin work in order to make sure […]

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“Hot Prowl Burglaries” on the Rise

“Hot Prowl Burglaries” on the Rise

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A recent series of “hot prowl burglaries” promoted local security firm SSA to send out a crime alert to clients that SSA shared with the Buzz. A “hot prowl burglary” is a law enforcement term used to describe when a burglar enters a dwelling when the residents are home. The recent hot prowl burglaries have […]

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Duplex Fire on S Sycamore, One Man Died

Duplex Fire on S Sycamore, One Man Died

| July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Fire Department reported that one man died and another was seriously injured, after an early Friday morning fire on South Sycamore Avenue South of Olympic. According to LAFD: The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 3:48 AM on July 7, 2017 to 1103 S Sycamore Avenue in the Mid-Wilshire district, where firefighters arrived quickly to find […]

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Planning Commission Denies Neighbors’ Appeal, Supports La Brea Development

Planning Commission Denies Neighbors’ Appeal, Supports La Brea Development

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a setback for neighbors in Sycamore Square, the City Planning Commission last Thursday sided with the developer of 850 South La Brea, rejecting an appeal filed by nearby neighbors who contend the five-story building will overwhelm and be architecturally incompatible with the adjacent single family homes on Sycamore Ave., all of which were built in the mid-1920s. […]

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GWNC Land Use Committee Grapples with Density Bonus Approval Process

GWNC Land Use Committee Grapples with Density Bonus Approval Process

| May 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Recent changes in state laws and Los Angeles City ordinances have made it much easier for developers to increase the number of housing units in a project. As part of the effort to address the much discussed need for affordable housing, these new rules reduce parking requirements and permit city planners to approve Density Bonuses without any […]

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When is a “Remodel” Really a “Demolition?”

When is a “Remodel” Really a “Demolition?”

| December 12, 2016 | 5 Comments

On Monday, November 21, residents of the Citrus Square neighborhood were surprised to see the single-family home at 176 N. Citrus Ave. being torn down.  But when knowledgeable residents checked city permit websites, they found no demolition permits on file for the property.  Instead, they found three construction permits, granted on November 1, 2016. One […]

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