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WEDDINGTON GOLF AND TENNIS
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR) AVAILABLE
THURSDAY July 31, 2014
Thursday, July 31, the Los Angeles Planning Department will issue the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a 200 unit condominium development with a subterranean parking on the Weddington Golf and Tennis on Whitsett Ave. in Studio City.
The proposed project will demolish the existing 16 tennis courts to build the condominiums. The golf course, driving range, clubhouse, and other golf uses would be retained, with modifications.
PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project will require various approvals such as but not limited to:
• A General Plan Amendment from Open Space designation to Medium Residential on part of the site;
(Site is designed as Open Space in the City’s General Plan on land use for the Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake –Cahuenga Pass Community Plan)
• Conditional Use Permits for the golf uses and alcohol sales;
• Zone Variance for various golf elements;
• Zone Change from A 1-1XL to R3-1; (Agricultural to Residential)
• Building Line Removal; a Site Plan Review for the residential uses;
• Excavation, demolition, grading, revocable/encroachment, haul route, and building permits; and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary or desirable.
DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT:
The Draft EIR is also available online from July 31st, at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on "Environmental" and then "Draft EIR")]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on cd-rom for $7.50 per copy. Contact the Department of City Planning at (818) 374-5067 to purchase one.
SCRA and SLAROS will post the DEIR on their website as soon as it is available.
www.StudioCityResidents.org and www.SaveOpenSpace@SLAROS.org
The review period for the Draft EIR begins on July 31, 2014, and ends on September 15, 2014. To submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file numbers:
ENV-2001-1196-EIR / State Clearinghouse No.: 2002031028
and submit by letter or e-mail, in writing, by 4:00 P.M. on September 15, 2014.
Please direct your comments to: Adam Villani
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401 Fax: (818) 374-5070
Special Condition for FILMING in Colfax Meadows (Tujunga Ave. on the east, Colfax Ave. on the west, Moorpark St. on the north and LA River on the south)
In an ongoing effort to balance the facilitation of “on location” filming with the needs of local Los Angeles neighborhoods, FilmL.A., Los Angeles City Council District Two, and the Los Angeles Police Department, have drafted a set of special conditions for the Colfax Meadows area. Taking input from a recent community town hall meeting, as well as letters and emails received over the last few months, this set of special conditions was put together to allow the continued use of Colfax Meadows for filming, but to also ensure that residents are being treated in a respectful and courteous way.
If you click on http://fff.wf/colfaxmeadowsfilmingfeedback there is a Filming Conditions Feedback Form. You can see what conditions are being considered. Comments will be accepted up until July 10th.
The Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program (LCP) was recently adopted by the California Coastal Commission on April 10 2014 . The LCP program was the first step to protect the coastal Santa Monica Mountains from uncontrolled development and maintain the mountains as a valuable resource for all who live and work in Los Angeles County. (Excluded from the program are Pepperdine University and the City of Malibu.) The next step is a Land Use Plan Amendment that will go through the typical review process before being presented for adoption by the County. The SCRA had reviewed the LCP program and the Coastal Committee staff report therefore was in full agreement with the LCP program. Outlined below are the program’s top 15 environmental benefits.
Harvard Westlake School on Coldwater Canyon Avenue south of Ventura Blvd. is proposing an overflow three-story parking structure with a floodlit sports field on top, directly opposite the present Harvard Westlake facility.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report was presented to the public, and comments have been submitted. The comment period is over. The next step is for Los Angeles City Planning Department to review and respond to the public’s comments. After this phase, there will be public hearings on the report.
Opposition to the proposed expansion has formed. For more information, visit SaveColdwaterCanyon.com.
The Board of the Studio City Residents Association voted unanimously to oppose the Harvard Westlake Extension.