VNC Land Use and Planning Meeting: 1-4-12

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The Venice Neighborhood Council Land Use and Planning Committee will meet this evening starting at 6:45pm at the Oakwood Community Center at 767 California.

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Highlights of the meeting and what may be coming to Venice soon:

1. The Venice Ale House would like to add a full bar.

2. Café Gratitude Venice will be opening in the new development at 512 Rose (The old Pioneer French Baking Co location), and would like to have on site sales of beer and wine and live music. The proposed Café will have a seating capacity of 112 inside and 24 outdoors. They are expected to be open in March. Café Gratitude started in San Francisco (they have/had eight locations there, but it appears that they are closing all of them?) and expanded to LA with a location on Larchmont last year. Café Gratitude serves up 100% organic vegan dishes and specializes in gourmet raw and cooked cuisines. Peep their LA menu by clicking here.

3. Gjelina Take Away is looking to expand their service floor from 720sq ft to 1057sq ft and also increase the number of seats from 60 to 110 both indoor and outdoor and extend alcohol service to expansion area.

4. Annette Vait’s 609 Rose (the “Ace Trophy” building) will be getting a new 49 seat restaurant that would like to serve a full line of alcohol. (Will update when we hear back from them on what kind of menu will be served!)

Read the full agenda after the jump!

DATE: Wednesday, January 4, 2012
LOCATION: Oakwood Community Center
767 California Avenue
Venice, CA 90291 (Corner of California and 7th; Community Room)
TIME: 6:45pm-9:00pm
NOTE: Regularly Scheduled Land Use and Planning Committee Meeting

1. Call to Order – Roll Call.
2. Approval of Minutes from last meeting(s).
3. Approval of Agenda as presented or amended.
4. New Project Review and Staff Assignments. Review, discussion, and possible action on projects identified in applications filed with the City of Los Angeles Department Of City Planning as reflected on the CNC Reports, to build Agendas for future meetings. (To review the CNC Reports please go to www.Planning.LACity.org and click on “Case Information” on the left side, then click on “Bi-Weekly Case Filing” or, go to www.CityHood.org)
5. Public Comment on non-agenized items related to Land Use and Planning only.
6. Land Use and Planning Committee Updates and Comments.

7. Old Business
a. 512 E Rose; “Café Gratitude”; ZA-2011-2902-CUB; ENV-2011-2903-CE; SALE OF BEER & WINE FOR ON-SITE CONSUMPTION IN A PROPOSED RESTAURANT OPERATING FROM 6 A.M. TO 11 P.M. WITH SEATING CAPACITY FOR 112 PATRONS INCLUDING 24 OUTDOOR.
i. Staff, Steve Traeger
ii. Applicant/Representative, Tina Choi
iii. Public Comment
iv. LUPC Discussion
v. Consideration of Motion by LUPC

b. 1427 Abbot Kinney “Gjelinas”; ZA-2011-1910-CDP-CUB-ZV; ENV-2011-1911-EAF; EXPANSION OF EXISTING SERVICE FLOOR AREA FROM 720 SF TO 1057 SF & INCREASE NUMBER OF SEATS FROM 60 T0 110 BOTH INDOOR and OUTDOOR and EXTEND ALCOHOL SERVICE TO EXPANSION AREA.
i. Staff, Jory Tremblay
ii. Applicant/Representative, Fran Camaj
iii. Public Comment
iv. LUPC Discussion
v. Consideration of Motion by LUPC
b. 824 S. Lincoln Blvd, “La Fortuna Market”; DIR-2009-4040-RV-PA1
i. Staff, Challis MacPherson
ii. Applicant/Representative, Alan Pinel
iii. Public Comment
iv. LUPC Discussion
v. Consideration of Motion by LUPC

c. 609 Rose Ave, ENV-2010-3388-CE & ZA-2010-3387-CUB; ON SITE SERVICE OF FULL LINE ALCOHOL FOR AN EXISTING RESTAURANT SEATING 49
i. Staff, Jim Murez
ii. Applicant/Representative, ANNETTE VAIT
iii. Public Comment
iv. LUPC Discussion
v. Consideration of Motion by LUPC
8. New Business
9. Administrative (Chair Updates)
10. Adjournment
a. Next Meeting planned for January 18, 2011.

OPEN PROJECTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY HELD OPEN BY APPLICANT REQUEST AND TO BE HEARD AT FUTURE AGENDAS:

a. In final development: Cell Phone Tower Policy. Jim Murez and Jory Tremblay.
b. Jan 18: 522 Venice Blvd 90291; APCW-2011-588-SPE-CDP-ZAA-SPP-MEL, ENV-2009-2489-EAF, ENV-2009-2489-MND; 12-UNIT NEW RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT. Sarah Dennison.
c. Jan 18: 739 California Ave, AA-2011-3026-PMLA-SL-SPP & ENV-2011-3027-MND; Small Lot Subdivision, 1 lot into 4. Robert Aronson.
d. Jan 18: 2 Rose Ave, “Venice Ale House” ZA-2011-2694-CUB-SPP-CDP & ENV-2011-2695-EAF; CONDITONAL USE PERMIT; COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT; SPP TO ADD A FULL LINE OF ALCOHOL FOR ON-SITE CONSUMPTION IN CONJUCTION WITH A 60-SEAT; SIT DOWN RESTAURANT WITHIN A DUAL JURIDICTION COASTAL ZONE Jim Murez.
e. ON HOLD: Mystic Journey Bookstore; 1319 S ABBOT KINNEY BLVD 90291; APCW-2011-1152-SPE-CDP-SPP-MEL ENV-2011-1153-EAF ; CONVERT EXISTING 4 PARKING SPACES INTO 623-SF RETAIL SPACE AND 230-SF STORAGE ROOM. CONVERT EXISTING 4 PARKING SPACES INTO 623-SF RETAIL SPACE AND 230-SF STORAGE ROOM.
f. ON HOLD: Rose Café: 220 ROSE AVE / 301 S HAMPTON DR 90291; ENV-2011-1279-CE and ZA-2011-1278-CUB; UPGRADE OF THE EXISTING BEER AND WINE ALCOHOL LICENSE TO A FULL FINE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR AN EXISTING RESTAURANT THAT SEATS 225 PATRONS.
g. ON HOLD: Sauce on Hampton, 259 S HAMPTON DR 90291; DIR-2010-2932-SPP, ENV-2010-2933-CE; CONVERSION OF EXISTING TAKE OUT RESTAURANT 616 SF AND A RETAIL SPACE OF 1;042 SF INTO A SIT DOWN RESTAURANT WITH A SEATING CAPACITY OF 46 PATRONS

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