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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Venice has 56 Cases of Coronavirus and MDR, 13

As of noon 12 May, Venice had 56 reported cases of Coronavirus and Marina del Rey had 13. For the latest go to the CDC website.

Summer Concerts at Burton Chase Park are in Full Swing

(1 August 2019) Summer Concerts at Burton Chase Park are in full swing for Thursdays and Saturdays.

Shuffle with the Shuttle — It’s Free


Free Beach Shuttle service now operates year round with stops at Marina Beach, Waterside Shopping Center, Playa Vista, and the Venice Beach Pier.  Get the schedule and get going.

Make it better?  Do a three-minute survey regarding the service.


Progress — Tree Goes, Mall to Come


Limbs have been removed, part of its trunk is gone, it is without water and yet there is life sprouting here and there.  It will be totally removed soon to make way for the new shopping mall.

New Ordinance Proposes to Fast-track and Facilitate Venice Median and Thatcher Yard “Affordable” Projects

City of LA Planning is proposing a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Ordinance that will remove many of the restrictions and fast-track the process for the Venice Median and the Thatcher Yard affordable housing projects.  A hearing will be held 12 September,  6:30 to 8:30, at Gateway Apartments, 13368 Beach Ave, Marina del Rey. RSVP is required. Contact Cally.hardy@lacity.org or call 213-978-1643.

LA City Planning Department is proposing this ordinance establishing new regulations to facilitate the production of Permanent Supportive Housing for PSH homeless individuals and families. In general, people who qualify for PSH have a low income and have at lease one disability, such as mental illness, HIV or AIDS, substance abuse, or another chronic health condition, or are just chronically homeless.

The ordinance is intended to remove regulatory barriers that impair the construction of new supportive housing projects by streamlining the approval process to significantly reduce the average time it takes for a PSH developer to begin construction. Additionally, requirements for minimum lot area per unit will be reduced allowing higher density plus parking would not be required for any of the PHS units.

Other ordinances for PSH running parallel to this one are for motels and hotels.

This is the proposed ordinance PSHO Ord and the summary and frequently asked questions PSH Ordinance Summary .






And if you think Venice is getting crowded, check out these projects for MDR and Del Rey

And if you think Venice is crowded or overbuilding, check out these projects touching Venice.  This is a list of upcoming and current projects in Marina and Del Rey areas.  The list was prepared for a project on Maxella and Glencoe Avenues being heard by the LA Planning Department this week. List was sent to Venice Update by Proposedpaseomarina.

Marina Del Rey Projects
1.  Proposed Project in Del Rey:  11612 W Culver Boulevard, 90230
•           Construction of a five-story mixed-use building.
•           47 rental units and 1,700 square feet of ground level commercial space.
•           62 Parking spaces and 66 Bicycle stalls on a 12,740 square foot site in the C2-1 zone.

2.  AMLI Marina Del Rey:  A new apartment development by AMLI Residential
•           Construction of a Five Story building.  585 apartment units.
•           Six buildings up to 5 stories and 70′ high
•           New 241 boat slip marina
•           New 1,271-Parking space garage

3.  4040 S. Del Rey Avenue:  Seven-story apartment building by California Landmark Group.
•           Construction of seven story apartment building.  250 units.

4.  Neptune Marina: A new apartment development by Legacy Partners on Marquesas Way, Marina Del Rey.
•           Construction of a five-story apartment building.  526 Units.

5.  Proposed Stella Apartment Expansion: Addition of 65 units on Maxella Avenue.
•           Construction of 65 units on what is now a dog park for the Stella Apartment building.

6.  X67 Lofts: 4140 Glencoe Avenue, Marina Del Rey by ETCO Homes
•           Currently under construction.
•           67 Condominium Units ranging in size from 1050 to 1851 square feet.

7.  Trader Joes / West Marine Boating Supply Store / Updated Yacht Club/Mix of other retailers:
•           Part of the 8 acre, U-shaped site on Admiralty Way between Mindanao and Bali Ways.
•           Plans submitted by Pacific Marina Ventures,LLC
•           83,253 square feet
•           The plan includes parking spaces for at least 462 cars and 100 bikes.
•           Pier 44 will set aside another 8,000 square feet for waterfront restaurants and pedestrian promenade.
•           Additional waterfront that’s 28 feet wide.
•           A new location for boating supplies retailer West Marina
•           A new home for the South Corinthian Yacht Club
•           Dept. of Regional Planning acknowledged that traffic at seven intersections – including along Lincoln Blvd. and as far away as Venice Blvd – could be significantly impacted during the evening rush hour, adding that “no feasible mitigation measures exist to reduce these impacts.

8.  Proposed Marriott Residence Inn Hotel on northern portion of Parcel 9U, wetland park on southern portion
•            Proposed dual building hotel
•            6-story, 72’-high Marriott Residence Inn
•            5-story, 61’-high Courtyard Marriott.
•           New promenade improvements, restaurants and amenities.
•           Wetland public park project
•           Project will break ground on Via Marina as early as Summer

9.  Marina Del Rey Hotel on Anchorage
•           Demolition of a 349-slip marina and construction of a 277-slip marina.
•           Massing — Parking–163 spaces for boaters
•           BOS (Building of Safety, Los Angeles County) approved bifurcation of Parcels 42 and 43 into separate leaseholds. Parcel 43 lessee has extended the option agreement for six months to have enough time to procure building permits from DPW. Lessee exercised its option to expand the lease term.
•           Dock replacement will be phased during a 5-year period beginning in 2015

10.  Fisherman’s Village / Gold Coast
•           Nine mixed use hotel/visitor-serving commercial/retail structures (8) 1- and 2-story and (1) 60′- tall hotel over ground floor retail/ restaurant parking structure with view corridor
•           132-room hotel
•           65,700 square foot restaurant/retail space
•           30-slip new marina
•           28 foot-wide waterfront promenade
•           Parking — On-site Parking includes all project required Parking, Parking for Parcel 61 lessee (Whiskey Reds).

11.  Mariners Village

•           Complete leasehold refurbishment of 981 apartments
•            Retail space increase from 2,070 s.f. to 9,000 s.f.
•           New 92-slip anchorage will be constructed
•            New 28 foot-wide pedestrian promenade and public amenities

12.  Villa del Mar
•           Complete leasehold refurbishment of 198 apartments
•           Existing 209-slip anchorage will be renovated commencing no later than 2029
•           Four existing buildings up to 3 stories high.
•           Improved pedestrian promenade and public amenities will be renovated.
•           Parking — Existing open air Parking and Parking structure will be renovated. Total Parking provided on site is 572 spaces.

13.  Mariners Bay
•           Complete leasehold refurbishment of 379 apartments
•           Seven buildings up to 3 stories high
•           Parking — Existing subterranean Parking structure contains 947 Parking spaces.
•           New bicycle depot for public use
•            Improvements to existing promenade and dock gates and public amenities
•            Replacement of existing docks within 6 months of completed of landside renovation

14.  Pier 44/Pacific Marina Venture
•           Build 5 new visitor serving commercial and dry storage buildings
•           Four new visitor serving commercial buildings, maximum 36′ tall and one dry stack storage building, 65′ tall. 771.5 lineal feet view corridor proposed.
•           82,652 s.f. visitor serving commercial space
•           141 slips + 5 end ties and 57 dry storage spaces
•           Parking — 381 at grade Parking spaces will be provided with shared Parking agreement (402 Parking spaces required)

15.  Boat Central / Pacific Marina Development
•           345-vessel dry stack storage facility* 30-vessel mast up storage space* 5,300 s.f. County Boatwright facility
•           81.5′ high boat storage building partially over water.
•           Parking with view corridor parking. All parking required of the project to be located on site
•           The waterside portion of the project was approved by the Coastal Commission on January 9, 2015.

16.  The Boatyard
•           New 921 s.f. ADA Restroom
•           New 3,916 s.f. carport with 14 garage spaces and boater storage
•           Leasehold refurbishment, including new landscaping, hardscape, and waterside walkway
•           One 38′ tall commercial warehouse building and 15′ tall office buildings. New carport storage and office buildings will be 15′ tall
•           Parking — Parking proposed is 147 spaces. The code requires 134 spaces for this use

MDR Goes Artsy! No, It’s Called ARTsea

Marina del Rey goes artsy! No, it is called ARTsea. Marina del Rey is starting a “pop-up arts district!” It will be an all-day affair 10 June, and in addition to the pop art, there will be a makers’ market, sand sculpting, food trucks, beer/wine garden, and music and dancing at 4101 Admiralty Way, Mother’s Beach at the picnic shelters.


MDR Farmer’s Market Has Moved Temporarily


Market has moved temporarily because of renovation.

Boat Slips Being Removed in Marina

Jon Nahhas, of the Boating Coalition, wrote Dayna Bochco, Chair of the California Coastal Commission, the following regarding the loss of slips for boaters. No response has been reported. The Marina, which is undergoing large developments and redevelopments, is loosing boat slips according to Jon Nahhas.

On Friday, April 14, 2017, I notified you and Commission Staff about the massive number of recreational boating slips in the Marina del Rey Harbor that are currently offline due to redevelopment. In fact, there are more slips that have been closed than I reported to you on Friday. Neptune Marina (Parcel 10) has shut down their docks and all of their slips are currently offline. Along with Bar Harbor (Parcel 15) and Pier 44 (Parcel 44) Marinas which are also completely closed, that represents 184, 215, and 232 unusable slips, respectively. In total, 631 boat slips in Marina del Rey that were once rented and even at the 4% vacancy rate (Commission Staff Report attached) 606 boating families relocated somewhere. Again, our community was promised that the redevelopment of the recreational boat slips would be done responsibly, one marina at a time, as not to create chaos and boats having to travel up and down the coast for a slip. Furthermore, Commission Staff assured us that the redevelopment of each marina would be done in phases and a displacement plan managed by the Executive Director of the Commission. It seems that all of the assurances have been broken.

Summer Concert Series and Water Taxi Start Dates Set