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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Planning Lady

By Christine Peters aka The Planning Lady

Here’s the latest batch of notable city planning filings and notices:

What’s on the Rise?

Silver Lake
3425 Larissa Drive: Yet another small lot -subdivision for this narrow hillside street.  This application is just a block away from 3310 Larissa (ZA-2011-1102-ZV), another vacant lot proposed to be carved up into small building lots.Residents on this congested street will want to voice their opinions on dirt hauling routes, parking (for the units and during construction!) and the number of units proposed.  Case No. ENV-2011-1379-EAF.

How do we fit in?

In city historic districts (known as a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone or HPOZ) the work to a building is categorized as “contributing” and “non contributing”work. Both types of work needed to be reviewed by the HPOZ board,  whiah can approve or disapprove an applicant’s choice of paint colors, window choices, roofing material, among other things, based on  historic design standards.   Below are projects with “contributing elements” scheduled for public hearings.

Lincoln Heights

  • 2203 N. Workman St.: Paint/New color scheme. Case No. DIR-2011-1322-CWC

Angeleno Heights

The Planning Lady is in no way a professional planner, employee of the City of Los Angeles or on the dole of any developers. Just a crusty old gal who has gone to one too many Planning Commission meetings! Want to track any above the cases? Enter the case number with the city’s Planning Department Case Tracking page.

Have a lead or link to a recently filed city entitlement report or public hearing you’d like us to ‘translate” or report on? Send an email to the PlanningLady@theEastsiderLA.com



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  1. These small-size lot subdivisions should be banned in residential areas of normal sized lots and developments.

    These things are virtually the width of a trailer but several stories tall. As trailers are limited to trailer parks, so too should specific “parks” be the only place for these small-size lots developments. To put these things in a regular neighborhood is every bit as bad as putting in a trailer park!

    Regardless of whether you think these undersized buildings are horrible to not, they definitely are a horrible and DESTRUCTIVE clash in a neighborhood of normal-size development.

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