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Abbot Kinney Hotel to be Heard by Zoning Administrator

c.-Abbot-Kinney-Hotel (1) (Courtesy of David Hertz, architect.)

1021 – 1051 Abbot Kinney Blvd and 1011 Electric Ave will be heard by Zoning Administrator 8 September at 10 am at LA Municipal Building, 1645 Corinth Ave. This project past the Venice Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee in 2014 and has since been refined in design.

Owner Wants a Conditional Use Permit authorizing: (a) the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcohol beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with a proposed hotel restaurant having 113 indoor seats and 47 outdoor seats, operating between the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M., (b) the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcohol beverages for on-site and off-site consumption in conjunction with a market within the hotel, operating between the hours of 7 A.M to 1:00 A.M., (c) a full line of alcohol beverages provided in individual hotel room’s liquor cabinets, (d) the sale of a full line of alcohol beverages by hotel guest room services, (e) and the on-site consumption of alcohol in the hotel lobby, outdoor courtyard, hotel lounge areas, and hotel business center;

Owner wants a Conditional Use to permit an Apartment Hotel located within 500 feet of a Residential Zone;

Owner wants a Coastal Development Permit authorizing the construction, use, and maintenance of a 63,964 square-foot mixed-use development (70,310 square feet of new and existing development) consisting of: the maintenance of two existing restaurants, the demolition of a 2,442 square-foot restaurant and the construction of a 4,200 square-foot hotel restaurant having 1,896 square-feet of Service Floor Area, the construction of a new Apartment Hotel with four residential units and 80 guest rooms, 2,534 square feet of ground floor retail space comprised of a market with 500 square feet of Service Floor Area and a 1,735 square-foot spa, and 3,371 square feet of office space.

The project will construct three (3) new three-story mixed-use buildings, a maximum of 30 feet in height, and one (1) new two-story building, approximately 25 feet in height; all new structures are connected by pedestrian bridges. The project provides a total of 167 parking spaces, at grade and within two subterranean levels and will provide two on-street loading areas on Broadway, limiting the use of the two spaces for loading during the hours of 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm.

The site currently contains 12,560 square feet of existing developments comprised of three restaurants, totaling 7,444 square feet, a 1,572 square-foot private school, 3,544 square feet of office space (of which 1,345 square feet will be retained), 2,963 square feet of existing outdoor landscaped area used as a retail nursery (the Sculpture Garden), and a 60-space surface parking lot. The project proposes the demolition of one 2,442 square-foot restaurant, the existing private school, 2,200 square feet of office space, and the surface parking lot. The project also requires grading and the export of approximately 9,318 cubic yards of dirt.

Owner wants a Site Plan Review for the construction of a mixed-use project comprised of more than 50 guest rooms.

Comments and questions can be addressed to Juliet Oh, 213-978-1186, Juliet.oh@lacity.org. Reference ZA 2012-3354 (CUB)(CU) (CDP) (SPR)(SPP)(MEL)

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