The latest news from Studio City Residents Association
Studio City has an anti-Mansionazation zone that limits the size of new single- family residences.
The SCRA is in full support of reducing the current Floor Area Ratio(FAR) for Studio City down to 45% from 53% and so match the FAR for the rest of the city.
The present limit set by the city council for Studio City is that the floor area of a new residence could not exceed 53% of the lot size.
Subsequently the city set a city wide FAR limit at 45% but because Studio City has its FAR at 53%. Studio City would have to be rezoned to match the rest of the city.
Therefore, it is necessary to remove the Studio City FAR: to do this it will take city action commencing with a Public Hearing.
Date: Monday September 11, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Marvin Braude San Fernando Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, Conference Room 1B
If you are unable to attend, please consider sending an email or letter.
Stating that you are in support of having Studio City rezoned as stated in the Notice of Public Hearing.
Must refer to City Plan Case No: CPC -2017-2342-ZC
Environmental Case No.: ENV-2015-4197- ND-REC1
Send Letter: Susan Wong, Department of City Planning
220 North Spring Street, Room 667
Los Angeles CA 90012
If you have any questions or need further clarification, you can call our office at 818-509-0230. Our volunteers are available, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 12 pm. Messages received outside of office hours will be responded to in a timely manner. Thank you.
As you know our non-profit, Save LA River Open Space, has been working for 17 years to save this precious 16 acre open space along the L.A. River from condo development. The fight has ramped up.
Please help us by clicking on the link, filling in the fields, and submitting the postcard. Please forward to anyone you know who might be willing to do same. Thank you!
The follow recommendations will be sent to the city council for adoption at some future date as part of a program to repair city sidewalks.
1. APPROVE the establishment of an incentive for a cost sharing rebate program for removal and replacement of concrete sidewalk with a cap of $2,000 per Lot in residential areas (R5 Zone and more restrictive) and $4,000 per Lot in commercial and industrial areas.
2. APPROVE that property owners participating in the cost sharing rebate program be required to cover the costs for planting and establishing each street tree that must be removed due to sidewalk repair, and that the City will assume the costs for planting and establishing any additional street trees that are required.
3. INSTRUCT the Board of Public Works to implement a Sidewalk Repair Program that reflects the cost sharing rebate program described in this report.
4. AUTHORIZE the Board to delegate specific elements of the program implementation, where appropriate, to a designee.
5. INSTRUCT the Board to report prior to the end of the fiscal year with recommendations to encumber any unspent Program funds for sidewalk repairs under the Access Request Program or adjacent to City facilities.
6. AUTHORIZE the Board to delegate specific elements of the Program implementation, where appropriate to a designee.
7. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to work with the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) as it relates to equity citywide within the Program.
8. INSTRUCT the BOE to report with a breakdown of how the funding for the Program will be expended (i.e. what percentage will be allocated towards rebates versus staffing and other costs).
9. AFFIRM that nothing in the above actions, and in the proposed Sidewalks Ordinance (C.F. No. 14-0163-S10), shall limit the City’s obligation under the second tree removal policy. That policy will remain in effect for the incentive program and all other programs.
10. INSTRUCT the BOE to expedite Recommendations No. 25 and 26 from the joint Public Works and Gang Reduction and Budget and Finance Committee report, approved by Council on March 29, 2016 (C.F. No. 14-0163-S3), regarding the use of alternative/sustainable materials in sidewalk repair, and to develop and issue a Request for Information to obtain information from industry experts.
The complete committee report re: Incentives, Eligibility Determination, Verification, Costs Estimates, Street trees, etc. and other information can be found at http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2014/14-0163-S3_rpt_pwgr_8-22-16.pdf. The city will set up a website once the program is approved.
The proposed 200 condo development was heavily opposed at public hearings. Opposition to the Draft EIR was filed by many parties with the Los Angeles Planning Department in late 2014. To date, the DEIR remains in the Planning Department with no action being taken as the developer has not responded to the comments and objections. Any condo development will require a zoning change however our Councilmember and the Mayor are in support of keeping the facility as open space.
Ultimately and ideally, the objective is to purchase the property at fair market value and transfer to public stewardship in perpetuity
The Greenway located between the river and the Golf and Tennis facility is still being worked on by a non-profit, Community Conservation Solutions. Under its direction, trees were planted by neighbors and students from local schools with more planting and construction planned.
The L.A. City project opposite the Greenway across the river should be completed by the end of the year and will become part of the continuous bike path that eventually will run from Calabasas to the ocean.
We’re still here, still fighting to save this precious open space and community fixture at Weddington Golf & Tennis from condo development.
The good news is that the developers have been quiet for a while, seemingly taking stock of the huge public outcry against the development and the support of our government officials who sided with the community by refusing to consider a zoning change that would have allowed development.
For more info, please go to our website at savelariveropenspace.org.
We’re staying vigilant, and we’re asking you to show your support for the cause.
We’ve given our lawn signs a new look and we ask you to pick one up and display it in your yard or window! Can’t get to North Hollywood Hardware to pick one up? Let us know and we will get one to you.
Please stop by North Hollywood Hardware to pick up your new FREE lawn sign and please take one for your neighbor!
Address: 11947 Ventura Blvd.,Studio City 91604
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You may also obtain a sign by emailing
or by calling 818-509-0230.
Shelley Wagers has spearheaded the effort to reform Los Angeles’ Baseline Mansionization Ordinance. In this interview she provides an update on the long road to stop McMansions. For more information visit: www.nomoremcmansionsinlosangeles.org. Click here to see the interview, recorded July 16, 2016 in Los Angeles.