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Rose Project to be Heard by LA Planning 26 September

Rose1 The 718 – 720 Rose Ave Project will go before the LA Planning Department 26 September, 9:30 am, Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring St., Room1020., LA 90012.

The project proposes 35 permanent supportive housing units and 2700 square feet of commercial in four stories and 20 feet higher than the Venice Specific Plan allows.

It passed the Venice Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC) earlier in the month. There was insufficient time to discuss the lack of parking or many of the Venice Specific Plan violations. It was removed from this month’s Venice Neighborhood Council discussion.

The Deputy Advisory Agency will consider

1. Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section15332, an Exemption from CEQA (Class 32), and that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies, and

2. Pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 17.15, a Vesting Tentative Tract Map for a merger and re- subdivision of Block A, Lots 5 and 6 of Tract 4372 including land previously quitclaimed/deeded to the City for future street purposes.

The Hearing Officer will consider:

1.  Pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24-U,26, a Conditional Use for a Housing Development Project with a Density Bonus in excess of that permitted by LAMC Section 12.22-A,25;

2. Pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22-A,25, a 35% Density Bonus (with 100% affordable rental special needs projects with unobstructed access and/or paratransit service) with parking provided pursuant to AB744, and pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22-A,25(g)(3), three

(3) Off-Menu Waivers as follows:

a. Height Increase of 20’0” in lieu of that otherwise permitted by code;

b. Waiver of the “Stepback” provisions of the Venice Coastal Specific Plan and associated with the increased height, and

c. Waiver of loading space requirements;

3. Pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7, a Project Permit Compliance for a project within the Venice Coastal Specific Plan;

4. Pursuant to LAMC Section 12.20.2, a Coastal Development Permit for a project within the Single Permit Jurisdiction of the California Coastal Zone, and

5. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 65590 and 65590.1, and the City of Los Angeles Interim Mello Act Compliance Administrative Procedures, a Mello Act Compliance Review for a project in the California Coastal Zone.

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