Members of the Planning Department will attend the La Brea Hancock Board meeting on Tuesday, April 17 to brief the neighborhood on the zoning plan underway for the Purple Line. If you live near one of the Q-condition lots in our neighborhood currently being used for surface parking, this meeting should be of direct importance.
A “Q” Condition is an LA City Planning Department requirement applied to a specific property. The empty lots at the end of S Citrus, S Mansfield, S Orange, and S Sycamore at Carling Way -and- the lots on the 400 block of S. Sycamore are C2-1 lots with a Q Condition. The Q is for R-1 (single family homes).
Given that there is a push to build density near transit hubs, the lots with the Q Condition could be open to re-zoning, and possibly up-zoning from single-family homes to multi-family dwellings, during the Purple Line Transit Plan process. That is why it is important to get informed. Hope you can make the meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting will be held from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Eisele Residence – 359 S. Citrus Ave.
Please pass this message on to any neighbors and contact us with any questions. Thanks!
1:00 pm Welcome – Barbara Savage
1:05 pm Update from CD4 Council Office – Councilmember David Ryu
1:45 pm Safety on 6th Street / Traffic Mitigation– Justin Urcis
1:55 pm Crime and Safety / Neighborhood Watch – Tammy & Frank Rosato / SLO Perry Jones
2:10 pm Disaster Preparedness – Tammy & Frank Rosato
2:25 pm La Brea Hancock Board Election
2:40 pm Summary – Mansionization/ Single Family Zone / BMO Amendments – Cathy Roberts
2:45 pm Q Condition lots in our neighborhood – Bob Eisele
2:55 pm Closing Remarks – Barbara Savage
3:00 pm Adjourn
- The line outside Republique is for people waiting to order food and sit down to eat.
- There is no reason for anyone to wait in line to attend our meeting.
- Walk into the restaurant and head straight back through the main room. There is a staircase to the right, go up to the second floor and we will be in the open area in the back right hand corners of restaurant.
- If you need assistance, please ask the staff for directions.
- Coffee and pastries will be served courtesy of Board member Brad Jewett
Save The Date – Hope to see you there!
The La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Location TBD
We haven’t formalized the agenda yet, but topics will include:
— Safety on 6th Street and traffic mitigation initiatives
— Q condition lots in our tract
— Efforts at the state level to supersede local zoning in order to build more housing near transit
— Rules and regulations regarding legal pot retail locations
— Presentation on Unconscious Bias
— Election of Board members for the next year
You are invited to attend a special La Brea Hancock Homeowners Association Meeting on Wednesday, September 7th, 7:00 PM, at the Eisele house, 359 S. Citrus. This will be a single issue meeting where the board will vote for or against the approval of our Homeowners Association’s letter to the City Planning Commission in support of the new R1R2-RG single family zone proposed for our neighborhood. If approved, the letter will be sent.
All homes in our historic La Brea Hancock neighborhood should have received a notice via US mail (view PDF here) from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning regarding a neighborhood conservation informational session / public hearing this Tuesday, August 30:
La Brea Hancock Neighborhood Conservation Ordinance Hearing
Claude Pepper Senior Citizen Center, 1762 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Tuesday, August 30
5:30pm Open House
6:00pm Brief Presentation
6:30pm Public Hearing
La Brea Hancock is currently protected by a temporary Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) limiting mansionization in our single family zone between Wilshire and 3rd and Sycamore and Citrus. Given that our residents signaled a desire to protect neighborhood character and scale, we are among the first neighborhoods in the city to be granted access to a menu of new single family zones and the opportunity for neighborhood conservation.
Based on community feedback and a survey of prevailing characteristics in our neighborhood, City Planning has proposed for La Brea Hancock a new single family zone called “R1R2-RG,” which would call for any new second stories to be located toward the rear of the house and new garages to be located at the rear of the property, and set maximum floor area ratios depending on lot size. City Planners feel this proposed zone will help protect our neighborhood character, scale and quality of life, while offering flexibility for additions, remodels and new construction.
If you care about protecting the things that we love about La Brea Hancock, it is critically important that you attend this meeting on Tuesday, to learn about the proposed zone and express your views. I hope to see you there, and look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood for years to come.
Click here to read the article by Elizabeth Fuller in the Larchmont Buzz.
Click here to read the article by Patricia Lombard in the Larchmont Buzz.