The Hillside Area Definition and Proposed Hillside Area Map (CPC-2008-4683-CA) will be on the March 26, 2009 City Planning Commission Meeting – TOMORROW (item number 8). If you want to be sure to catch this item, you should show up at the beginning of the meeting as the Commission retains the right to take items out of order. The meeting will start at 8:30 AM (CORRECTED TIME), and will be held at:
Van Nuys City Hall
City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor
14410 Sylvan St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
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In order to clarify some misunderstandings, this proposal is intended to remove the Hillside Area designation from properties which are not located on a hillside, and to better identify where the City’s true hillsides are located. It is important to note that the proposal will not change the current hillside regulations, but only changes where they are applied based on topography. If your property is not having the Hillside Area designation removed, this action should not affect you; please verify this using the Current and Proposed Hillside Area Boundary Map (Zoomable Parcel-Specific Version) ( http://cityplanning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/HillsideAreaDefinitionAmendment/CurrentProposedHillsideAreaBoundaries.pdf ).
If you have any questions regarding this item, I will be at the meeting all morning and will try to answer as many of them as I can.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can also listen to the City Planning Commission meeting over a touch-tone phone by calling CouncilPhone at (213) 621-CITY, (310) 547-CITY, (310) 471-CITY, or at (818) 904-9450. If you have any comments you would like to be added to the record you can always submit written comments to Commission Secretariat, 200 N. Spring St., Room 272, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
The staff report and other related documents are still available on our Department website (http://cityplanning.lacity.org/). To download these files, please go to our home page and click on “Plans & Ordinances” on the left side, then click on “Proposed Ordinances”; or click on the direct-links provided below:
CPC-2008-4683-CA – March 24, 2009 City Planning Commission Staff Report ( http://cityplanning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/HillsideAreaDefinitionAmendment/CPC-2008-4683-CA-StaffReport.pdf )
CPC-2008-4684-ND – Negative Declaration ( http://cityplanning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/HillsideAreaDefinitionAmendment/CPC-2008-4684-ND.pdf )
Current and Proposed Hillside Area Boundary Map (Zoomable Parcel-Specific Version) ( http://cityplanning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/HillsideAreaDefinitionAmendment/CurrentProposedHillsideAreaBoundaries.pdf )
Note: The file linked above is large and may take some extra time to download. The map contains parcel lines for the entire city in order to allow the general public to zoom into their neighborhoods and determine whether their property will remain within the proposed Hillside Area boundaries, or if the designation is proposed for removal. Instructions for how to use this map more effectively can be found on the link below.
Instructions for Citywide Current and Proposed Hillside Area Boundary Map ( http://cityplanning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/HillsideAreaDefinitionAmendment/InstructionsforCitywideHillsideAreaMap.pdf )
Proposed Hillside Area Boundaries Only (as of March 2009) ( http://cityplanning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/HillsideAreaDefinitionAmendment/ProposedHillsideAreaBoundaries.pdf )
Current Hillside Area Boundaries Only (as of March 2009) ( http://cityplanning.lacity.org/Code_Studies/HillsideAreaDefinitionAmendment/CurrentHillsideAreaBoundaries.pdf )
If you received this email you are a part of the Hillside Project interest list, and will receive updates and information whenever it becomes available to the public. However, the list will remain open to any other individuals who would like to be added in the future; please tell anyone interested in being added to can contact me. Finally, don’t hesitate to forward this email to anyone you think might be interests.
Department of City Planning
Community Planning Bureau – West Coastal Division
200 N. Spring St., Room 621
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-1226 – fax