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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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Weekend Buzz – Events for December 10-11, 2016

Weekend Buzz – Events for December 10-11, 2016

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is one of those great holiday-season weekends with something for almost everyone.  Lots of different interests represented! First up on Saturday is the DWP’s monthly Customer Service Saturday and shade tree giveaway, at four of its Regional Customer Service Centers, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  (closest location to our area is 4030 Crenshaw Blvd.). […]

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Shop Small in Miracle Mile and Sycamore Square Today

Shop Small in Miracle Mile and Sycamore Square Today

| November 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve told you a lot about the Larchmont Blvd. businesses participating in Small Business Saturday events today…but local establishments in the Miracle Mile and Sycamore Square neighborhoods – many of which have been hard hit by subway construction and the associated loss of parking in recent months – are hoping folks will join in supporting […]

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Discussion of Possible HPOZ at Sycamore Square Annual Meeting

Discussion of Possible HPOZ at Sycamore Square Annual Meeting

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association held its annual meeting and board elections on Sunday, November 13, with questions about a possible Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for the neighborhood (the area between Wilshire, Citrus, Olympic and La Brea) taking center stage at the gathering. SSNA board member Elizabeth Fuller introduced the preservation discussion with an invitation […]

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