Archive for October, 2011

Hollywood Community Plan-FEIR released

October 16th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Hollywood Community Plan Update is now posted on the Planning Department’s website.  You can access it by going to:  1) and clicking on Planning Department – What’s New – Hollywood Community Plan Update – Final Environmental Report,  or 2) and clicking on Planning Department – Environmental – Final EIR.

We are also pleased to announce that the Draft Hollywood Community Plan will be presented at two Open House/Public Hearings in the second week of November:

Dates       Monday, November 7, 2011 and  Thursday, November 10, 2011

Location:  First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Mears Conference Center,
1760 N. Gower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Times:     4:30 PM – 6:30 PM  Open House, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  Public Hearing

Both meeting dates will follow identical formats.  It is not necessary to attend both meetings. Planning staff will be available at the Open Houses to review information about the Draft Plan and answer questions.  Each Open House will be followed by a Public Hearing conducted by a Hearing Officer, who will consider all public testimony and any written communication received prior to, or at the Hearing.  A written recommendation report which incorporates input received at the Hearings will then be prepared for consideration by the City Planning Commission, and subsequently by the Mayor and City Council.  A City Planning Commission Hearing date has been tentatively scheduled for December 8, 2011.

Copies of the Draft Hollywood Community Plan, the Final Environmental Impact Report, and related maps and matrices, will also be available for viewing at the following public libraries:

Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Avenue

Will and Ariel Durant Library, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd.

John C. Fremont Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue

Frances Howard Goldwyn-Hollywood Regional Branch Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue

Cahuenga Library, 4591 Santa Monica Blvd.

Central Library, 630 W. 5th St.

LA-RIO District & RIO District

October 4th, 2011

The following links, including in the second email, are for the Los Angeles River Improvement Overlay (LA-RIO) District and for the River Improvement Overlay (RIO) District. The document titled “RIO and LA-RIO – Fact Sheet and Notice of Public Hearing” explains the difference between both overlay districts.  To submit questions, comments, or concerns please contact Claire Bowin directly at 213.978.1213 or by email at