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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

VNC to Hear Seven LUPC Cases Tuesday

Venice Neighborhood Council will hear seven Land Use and Planning (LUPC) cases at their Tuesday meet 7 to 10 pm, Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. The cases are:

    225 S. Lincoln Blvd. (“Whole Foods Market”)
    701 Lincoln (“Locali”)
    665 Vernon Ave (single family residence)
    600 Mildred (fka “Kim’s Market”)
    1620 Electric Ave (single family residence)
    425 Washington Blvd. (“Charcoal”)
    2707 Ocean Front Walk (addition to existing 2-story duplex)

Kims Market

Most contentious of these is the Kim’s Market at 600 Mildred which was turned down by the LUPC. Kathleen Rawson, who handled the case for LUPC, recommended denial based on the parking and traffic, noise, and incompatibility with the neighboring use, which is all residential of one density or another.

The owner wanted a change of use from a 1613 sq ft market/deli with takeout to a restaurant with 600 sq ft of service floor area with 24 indoor and 36 outdoor seats and a full line of alcohol for the restaurant. Latest proposed hours of operation were to be 7 am to 11 pm Friday and Saturday, and 7 am to 10 pm Sunday thru Thursday.

Parking was proposed to be in parking lot in the median on Venice Blvd or in the parking lot at the Library, which are both several blocks from the establishment.

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