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Dennison Gives Update on Venice Median Project and Answers Questions

Becky Dennison, director of Venice Community Housing, gives weekly progress reports on the Venice Median Project and answers questions.

Upcoming Community Engagement

Presentation and Discussion
Friday, June 23rd
1 to  2:30 pm
Israel Levin Center
201 Ocean Front Walk

Community Meeting to review Preliminary Project Design(s)
Tuesday, June 27th
7 to 8:30 pm
Pacific Resident Theatre
703 Venice Blvd.

“In addition to larger community events, we give tours of our properties upon request and we continue to attend community meetings as invited; please feel free to invite us to come to any formal or informal group of neighbors or stakeholders,” wrote Dennison.  Email venicedellpacific@vchcorp.org to extend an invitation and/or give any other suggestions on expanding community engagement.

Questions and Answers

1) By saying the “city has approved…”  what does that mean exactly?
The Los Angeles City Council?  The Los Angeles City Planning Department? In December 2016, the City Council authorized City staff to enter into a two-year Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Venice Community Housing and Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, allowing our team to develop a proposal and pursue all public approvals needed to develop affordable and permanent supportive housing at the Venice-Dell-Pacific site.  The ENA was executed in January.  All other public approvals needed to formalize and finalize our proposal, including the Planning Commission and the City Council, have not yet occurred.  They are expected to happen over the next year or so.

2) What is the status of this project with the California Coastal Commission? 
Where does it fit within the Venice Plan? The proposed project has not yet been submitted to or approved by the Coastal Commission.  That process is expected to take place sometime in the next year or so.  The site is within the Venice Specific Plan area.

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous

    Nine million dollars worth of BS. All hail the anointed social services.

  2. Nick Antonicello

    It’s all bullshit. These hearings are a farce.

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