Hollywood United Neighborhood Council March 2005
PLUM - Planning and Land Use Management Committee
Hollywood & Western CRA Project
Lengthy discussion of scope of south side of project. To include 2 condominium buildings and refurbishment of Mayer building into artist/small business office complex with entertainment focused business services and facilities.
Presentation to full board when scope of project is finalized and approval is pending. Design Charette is planned, probably summer or fall 2005.
Northern side of project has been presented to CRA board and approved. City council presentation pending. Partnership issues and valuation of land still pending,
Hollywood/Vine CRA project is proceeding with models and blue prints presented in public meeting at Hollywood Roosevelt in Dec. 2004. Full presentation to board scheduled for future (TBD) meeting.
Holly Drive Condos presented to Central Area City Planning Commission. Status unknown pending site visit by commission. The Dell Neighborhood Association has approved the project. Approved by large majority by Hollywood United NC. Some neighbors have concern over lawfulness of density bonus. Neighborhood committee appointed and elected by The Dell NA. Members include Andrew Glazier, HUNC rep and immediate neighbor of project. Significant disagreement by immediate neighbors. Project is by right for multiunit apartments, and needs variances only as condo project. Minor height and landscaping variances due to steep slope in back of lot.
Pantages East Project -discussed scope of project with exact details unknown. Further information pending.
Hollywood Vine NW Corner Project-discussed scope of project with exact details unknown. Further information pending.
Hollywood Towers Project -discussed scope of project with exact details unknown. Further information pending.
Hollywood Best Western 101 Hotel Project-discussed scope of project with exact details unknown. Further information pending.
City Planning Director -discussed lack of outreach, community involvement and publication of position in professional outreach fields. Discussed need for big picture vision by both City Planning Director and Mayor of LA. Leadership also needed in transportation issues and equal focus on quality of life issues for all.
Urban Planning Directive Next priority of committee will be discussion of criteria of sustainable living principles. San Diego City of Villages model discussed. Hopeful that this blue print by urban planners and contemporary planning engineers can become a checklist of goals for all future large scale development.