Archive for February, 2009

Notice for Hillside Kick-Off Meetings

February 13th, 2009

The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning invites you to attend the Hillside Kick-Off Meetings

Come join our staff in a series of public meetings throughout the City of Los Angeles being held in order to hear your comments, and discuss issues related to development in Los Angeles hillside neighborhoods.

Your input will help staff identify concerns, and influence the scope of the hillside project. These efforts will ultimately result in proposed Code Amendments affecting single-family development in the City’s Hillside Areas. The meeting will start with a presentation from staff and will move on to general comments. Please feel free to attend any of the meetings listed below. Everyone is welcome, so invite anyone who may also be interested.

Harbor Area Meeting
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Peck Park Gymnasium, 560 N. Western Ave.
San Pedro, CA 90732

Westside Meeting
Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Henry Medina Parking Enforcement Facility
11214 W. Exposition Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

South Valley Meeting
Monday, February 23, 2009 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Marvin Braude Building
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 1A
Van Nuys, CA 91401

North Valley Meeting
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Council District Two Field Office
7747 Foothill Blvd.Tujunga, CA 91042

Metro/Eastside Meeting
Thursday, February 26, 2009 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 1010
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles CA 90012

For more information please contact Erick Lopez at (213) 978-1243 or

PlanCheckNC Saturday, February 14

February 9th, 2009

Reminder to SAVE the DATE for PlanCheckNC

Saturday, February 14, 2009 – 10:00 a.m.

Meeting Location:
Historic Downtown Outreach Center
114 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Our February PlanCheckNC Issues Forum will provide
· updates on current Planning and Land Use issues of concern
– Parking- Rehabilitation Housing (sober living facilities)
– Two residences on a residential lot
– billboards and other signage issues
· opportunities to seek assistance and support from NC representatives who face or have faced similar issues

Please help get the word out.

Mark your calendars for Coming PlanCheckNC Events
· March 14, 2009 Education Program : Transportation
· April 11, 2009 Issues Forum on current issues in planning and land use
· May 9, 2009 Education Program : The General Plan Framework & Community Plans

See everyone on Saturday, February 14

Please respond with your comments, suggested topics and offers to help or additional information about PlanCheckNC to Maggi Fajnor at

To receive notices about PlanCheckNC programs and events email: sign up on our website or contact Cindy Cleghorn at

Thank you for your support for PlanCheckNC — see you soon!

Maggi Fajnor, Chair Cindy Cleghorn, Communications

Hearing Notice – (RIO) and (LA-RIO)

February 4th, 2009

On February 12, 2009, the proposed River Improvement Overlay (RIO) and Los Angeles River Improvement Overlay (LA-RIO) will be heard at the City Planning Commission after 8:30am on the 10th Floor of City Hall.
The RIO (CPC 2007-3036-CA) is a proposed new supplemental use district for vicinities near rivers and tributaries. The LA-RIO (CPC-2008-3125) implements the first RIO for vicinities near the Los Angeles River. The LA-RIO consists of a required point system for new development to implement design features that foster improved private property and public right of way development with regard to watershed, urban design, and mobility. In addition, the LA-RIO includes green street standards and guidelines for public and private streets to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and accessibility, increase native habitat areas, and increase opportunities to treat and infiltrate stormwater.
Contact: Deborah Kahen at (213) 978 – 1395 or Claire Bowin at (213) 473 – 9987