By Christine Peters aka The Planning Lady
Here’s the latest batch of notable city planning filings and notices:
What’s on the Rise?
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.
- 2203 N. Workman St.: Paint/New color scheme. Case No. DIR-2011-1322-CWC
- 1309 W. Calumet Ave.: Replace windows. Case No. DIR-2011-1310-CWC
- 912 NW Kensington Rd.: New paint. Case No. DIR-2011-1305-CWC
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.
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