Century Glen HOA -- Supporting Neighbors and Our Community
Due to rising numbers and breakthrough infections for the vaccinated with the issues of waning immunity, the Independence Day Committee and HOA Board has decided to postpone our July 4th Neighborhood Block Party. Following the "3 C's" of caution (close faces, closed spaces, crowded places), we are going to aim for 2023.
Despite this disappointment, however, we are looking at coordinating a possible Covid-Safe Halloween Event with/for participating houses with a possible Treasure Hunt idea, a possible block-by-block decorations contest, creating candy-bag distribution trees, and other possible ideas for the neighborhood that may be presented by the membership at our June 14th Meeting.
Lookout for the upcoming ideas to give the kids a fun neighborhood Halloween.
Create and host a Halloween Scavenger Hunt. CLICK THE PHOTO to download a FREE Halloween Printable Scavenger Hunt (or find one online... Or watch for the treasure map Century Glen households and participants may create for 2022). Then send your kids out to find all the Treasure Hunt Prizes in the neighborhood, in costume of course!
For Covid -safe candy distribution -- Hang candy-goodie bags from your front yard tree. Or create a Halloween Candy-Bag Driveway table.
Film Independent’s Filmmaker Labs and Project Involve can help take filmmakers' projects and careers to the next level. We’re pleased to offer a special evening with Film Independent’s Artist Development staff, including Francisco Velasquez(Associate Director, Project Involve), Dea Vazquez(Project Involve Manager) and Daniel Cardone(Artist Development Associate, Nonfiction and Fiscal Sponsorship). This event is free and open to all.
Tuesday, June 14 | 5:30 pm PT
Lange Foundation Estate Sale
The Lange Foundation Estate Sale is BACK!
After pausing the event for 2 years, Lange has an enormous amount of items to sell.
Artwork, jewelry, collectables and more.
The event is now open Wednesday-Sundays 11am-5pm
Address is 2512 Santa Monica Blvd
There is a small parking lot in the back and street parking available.
If you have items to donate....
If you want to go shopping and find a new fantastic treasure....
If you want to volunteer to help work during the sale
NOW IS THE TIME!
This estate sale raises funds to support Lange's ongoing mission to rescue the animals who need help the most through programs like:
The Intervention Program that helps keep owners from relinquishing their animals to shelters due to financial or medical issues.
The Surgery Fund to help animals who are hurt or sick and who languish in City shelters because of their complicated issues.
The Spay and Neuter Program
The estate sale also supports operations at the kennel on Sepulveda and St Bonnie's Sanctuary in Canyon Country.
The sale will run now thru mid August
If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call (310) 264-5775.
Historically, the Century Glen HOA (formerly known as Tract 7260) made a deal in 1986 with the City of Los Angeles and the historical Days Inn Hotel (now the Courtyard Marriott Hotel) to set the rooftop height at ground to the hillside homes above. Zoning for this commercial property is C2-VL1-0. "VL1" means "Height District 1, Very Low", which limits the roof height of the adjacent commercial buildings to 45'. The HOA is currently in negotiations with the City to maintain this zoning and to interface with the Hotel regarding a new signage remodel and new cellular tower co-locations. We are currently investigating an entitlement granted in 2016 for a height exception granted for 59'4"under LAMC 12.24F.
2020-2021 was a busy year for the Bellwood properties. The deal with South Bay Partners for 7-story 191 Unit Eldercare Facility was terminated in December 2021.
The Current Parcels for sale are:
1) 10340-10366 Bellwood Avenue for $26.5 million. These are the R3 hillside units against Keswick Avenue. -- http://ww.loopnet.com/Listing/25719957
2) 10328-10334 Bellwood Avenue for $7 million. This is the parking lot under Orton Avenue between the Courtyard Marriott and the existing Apartments. -- http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/25724319
Check out the current city improvements slated for Pico Blvd.
LA is fully zoned for adequate housing but developers are backing SB 9 and 10, and its author Scott Wiener, because this bill allows for an expedited and streamlined development process, bringing in increased multi-family housing units onto subdivided single-family lots, increasing the number of residents and causing crowding in low density neighborhoods. Profits go to commercial real estate speculators with nothing for the current single-family home residents facing erosion of their property values.
Infrastructure has not kept up with current growth. With increased needs for water, electrical, gas, sewage, emergency services, digital cable additions, and street upgrades to accommodate the new builds, not all developers are working with the local community to insure that these improvements will be made. What essentially changes is the low-density character of the neighborhood.
SB 9 and 10 was written by San Franciscans to deal with San Francisco problems but stupidly includes the whole state. We understand the need for increased housing, and advocate for a more cooperative (over predatory) model in which to increase density while maintaining the standard of living and character of our area. We advocate for local input on appropriate designs for multi-family developments in our established low-density neighborhood.
June 15th Hearings
AB 2097 – Oppose Residential and commercial development: remodeling, renovations, and additions: parking requirements Hearing 6/15/22 - 9 AM. Senate Governance and Finance Committee (https://sgf.senate.ca.gov/?emci=44c8051d-2bec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3c3a8aa-2eec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=8055037): 888-808-6929 and use Access Code 7362834.
SB 897 – Oppose Accessory dwelling units: junior accessory dwelling units Hearing 6/15/22 - 9:30 AM Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development(https://ahcd.assembly.ca.gov/?emci=44c8051d-2bec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3c3a8aa-2eec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=8055037) - Call in number TBA.
SB 1067 -- Oppose Housing development projects: automobile parking requirements. Hearing 6/15/22 - 9:30 AM Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development (https://ahcd.assembly.ca.gov/?emci=44c8051d-2bec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3c3a8aa-2eec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=8055037)- Call in number TBA.
SB 1457 – Support Housing: California Family Home Construction and Homeownership Bond Act of 2022 Hearing 6/15/22 - 9:30 AM Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development (https://ahcd.assembly.ca.gov/?emci=44c8051d-2bec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3c3a8aa-2eec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=8055037)- Call in number TBA.
June 21st Hearings
AB 2011 – Strongly Oppose Affordable Housing and High Road Jobs Act of 2022. Hearing 6/21/22 1:30 PM Senate Housing Committee (https://shou.senate.ca.gov/node/6?emci=44c8051d-2bec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3c3a8aa-2eec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=8055037):888-251-2909 and use Access Code 7362832.
AB 2053 – Watch- Needs Amendments The Social Housing Act Hearing 6/21/22 1:30 PM Senate Housing Committee (https://shou.senate.ca.gov/?emci=44c8051d-2bec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3c3a8aa-2eec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=8055037): 888-251-2909 and use Access Code 7362832. Link to Bill Text
AB 2170 - Support Residential real property: foreclosure sales Hearing 6 /21/22 - 10 AM Senate Committee on Judiciary (https://sjud.senate.ca.gov/?emci=44c8051d-2bec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=f3c3a8aa-2eec-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=8055037): Call in number TBA Link to Bill Text Link to Position Letter
As State legislation is adopted or revised, the City issues local implementation guidance as needed. Earlier this year, Los Angeles City Planning issued memorandums on Senate Bill (SB) 9. In addition to SB 9, SB 290, SB 728, Assembly Bill (AB) 634, and SB 478 all took effect on January 1, 2022. The bills expand State Density Bonus incentives for student and moderate-income housing, authorize the purchase of for-sale units by a qualified nonprofit, address jurisdictions' ability to increase covenant terms beyond 55 years, and permit Floor Area Ratio (FAR) increases in low-density multi-family neighborhoods and commercial corridors.
City Planning has prepared two memorandums for the local implementation of these laws. The first memorandum includes SB 290, SB 728, and AB 634 and describes the changes, clarifications and additions to State Density Bonus Law. The second memorandum focuses on SB 478 and summarizes FAR allowances for sites permitting a density between three and ten units and clarifies minimum lot size requirements. Both memorandums will serve as interim guidance for staff and project applicants regarding the implementation of bills until the City’s Density Bonus Ordinance is updated or these memorandums are otherwise superseded.
Key Provisions and Restrictions
Note: Included below is a partial list of provisions and restrictions. Please consult the memorandum for detailed instructions.
Density Bonus Memorandum
1) Allows one Density Bonus incentive or concession for student housing developments when the development contains at least 20% of the units for Lower-Income Students;
2) Reduces parking requirements for housing with at least 40% Moderate-Income units within one half-mile of a major transit stop to 0.5 parking spaces per bedroom; 3) Removes findings of a “specific adverse impact on the physical environment” as a basis for denial of a Density Bonus concession, incentive, or waiver;
and Clarifies definitions.
Authorizes a qualified nonprofit housing corporation to purchase a for-sale unit created through Density Bonus.
Clarifies that State law does not preclude the adoption of a local ordinance that requires affordability terms beyond 55 years.
SB 478 Memorandum
Provides minimum statewide standards on Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and minimum lot sizes for housing development projects of three to ten units on land zoned for multi-family or mixed-uses, commonly known as “missing middle” housing. Specifically, for eligible projects, the bill provides that local jurisdictions may not:
1) Impose a FAR standard that is less than 1.0:1 for an eligible housing development project consisting of three to seven units,
2) Impose a FAR standard that is less than 1.25:1 for an eligible housing development project consisting of eight to ten units,
3) Deny an eligible housing development project located on an existing legal parcel solely on the basis that the lot area of the proposed lot does not meet the local agency’s requirements for minimum lot size, and
4) Impose any other lot coverage requirements that would physically preclude a qualifying project from achieving the permitted FAR described above.
For any questions related to these memos, please contact the Citywide housing policy team at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the building permit process, please contact LADBS by dialing 311 or visiting https://www.ladbs.org/our-organization/customer-services/contact-us.
Do you want to be a part of the team evaluating and giving feedback on the preliminary drafts of theWLA Plan? This is a chance to weigh in with local oversight as part of The Westside Community Plans Advisory Group (WCPAG).
LA Planning is inviting those with specialized knowledge and a desire to help further shape the zoning and policy outcomes for the Westside Community Plans Update to submit an application.
Here is the link to the current Westside Community Plan: Be aware Century Glen has portions of our neighborhood designated as TOC and TPA, but there are requirements to be met for sections to be legally designated as such -- https://planning.lacity.org/odocument/f6f2e01c-7383-4e75-8547-7ac98810a917/West_Los_Angeles_Community_Plan.pdf
The WCPAG will not be a decision making body, rather it will function as a sounding board and ensure that various stakeholder perspectives are received and taken into consideration through the facilitation of effective and open communication. The WCPAG will be made up of a diverse team of 35-40 people that live, work and visit in the geography and strive to equally represent the Westside region. There will be an emphasis on including individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations, experts in the field of climate change, affordable and market rate housing development, mobility, economic development, and architecture just to name a few. Additionally one representative from each of the 9 westside neighborhood councils will be invited to participate on the WCPAG to ensure that we are working together with already established community experts. Please carefully read the application for more details.
The deadline to submit an application will be 5 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2022. Applicants selected for the WCPAG will be informed June 2022 via email.
The group will meet virtually for the first year and contingent upon CDC, LA and Public health guidelines, staff will evaluate and assess future meeting formats. For more information or questions, please reach out to Los Angeles City Planning staff at: email@example.com.
Designed by architecture firm, GGLO under the direction of Gerhard Mayer, Principal in the Los Angeles office, the proposed 78-home subdivision for a 4-acre site in Compton, CA – known as Parmelee – is a walkable subdivision of single family homes designed at a high enough density to support public transit, while also delivering the benefits of single family living (fee simple ownership, wealth creation, individual expression) at an affordable price point.
A year-and-a-half ago, Abode Communities and AvalonBay Communities were selected to lead a long-proposed revamp of the West Los Angeles Civic Center. Now, the two developers must negotiate the hard part of the process: CEQA.
The West L.A. Commons project, per an initial study released this month by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, would include 1.1 million square feet of new development across a nine-acre site bounded by Santa Monica Boulevard, Iowa Avenue, Corinth Avenue, and Butler Avenue. Plans call for the construction of nine new buildings featuring a combined total of:
** 926 residential units (including 495 market-rate and 431 income-restricted units)
**36,569 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail and restaurant uses 76,341 square feet of municipal offices, and a
**23,868-square-foot replacement facility for the Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center.
Plans also call for more than 100,000 square feet of publicly-accessible open space on the campus - roughly double what exists today - as well as parking for over 1,500 vehicles.
West L.A. Commons - designed by a team which includes Koning Eizenberg, Olin, and AC Martin - would include contemporary low-rise structures, ranging between two and eight stories in height. The new construction would be arranged around a network of interior paseos and courtyards. Several structures from the existing mid-century campus are to be retained, including a public library, a police station, and a historic band stand, which are not slated for changes. The former West L.A. Courthouse, however, is slated to be converted into an arts pavilion with housing and commercial uses. Pending approvals and the availability of financing, construction of the redevelopment scheme is slated to occur over a roughly four-year period commencing in 2024 and concluding by 2028.
The comment period for the West L.A. Commons initial study will run through July 1. A scoping meeting is scheduled for June 14.
The current plan for West L.A. Commons dates to 2020, when the City and County of Los Angeles agreed to jointly release a request for proposals seeking developers for the publicly-owned land.
The winning team of AvalonBay and Abode Communities, which was selected by a panel which included both County and City officials was announced in January 2021. Since partnering on the West L.A. project, Abode and Avalon have expanded their partnership to another publicly-owned site in Southern California: the former Marine Air Corps Station in Tustin. The two developers were recently selected to build more than 1,200 homes on a 20-acre section of the former military facility.
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