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259 South Hampton Venice Development: Public Hearing Wednesday

West Los Angeles Planning Commission is inviting Venice residents to attend a hearing regarding the future of 259 South Hampton Drive which current houses the eatery Sauce on Hampton.

Development plans will be heard during this week’s West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission Regular Meeting.

Details: Wednesday January 7, 4:30pm at Henry Medina West L.A. Parking Enforcement Facility, 11214 W. Exposition Blvd., 2nd Floor, Roll Call Room.

Proposed Project: A Specific Plan Project Permit Compliance Review to change the use of a building containing 1,042 square feet of retail store area and 616 square feet of fast food (take-out) only restaurant area to a 1,658 square foot full service sit-down restaurant. The project also includes use of the rooftop for dining. The total approved restaurant Service Floor Area (upstairs and downstairs) shall not exceed 1,000 square feet in area.

Two Requested actions will be discussed.

Requested Action One:
An appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision, 1) pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.20.2, to Approve a Coastal Development Permit authorizing the conversion, construction, use and maintenance of a take-out restaurant and retail establishment into a sit-down restaurant located within the single jurisdiction of the California Zone, and, 2) pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.24-W,1, to Approve a Conditional Use to permit the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with a proposed restaurant in the M1-1 Zone, and to adopt the action of the lead agency in issuing the Mitigated Negative Declaration ENV-2013-2592-MND as the environmental clearance for this project.
APPLICANT: Richard J. Gottlieb, Dunes Development LLC
Representative: Stephen Vitalich, Stephen Vitalich Architects
APPELLANT: Ilana Marosi
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt the Findings of the Zoning Administrator.
2. Deny the appeal.
3. Sustain the decision of the Zoning Administrator and Approve:
a. Coastal Development Permit authorizing the conversion, construction, use and maintenance of a take-out restaurant and retail establishment into a sit-down
restaurant located within the single jurisdiction of the California Zone, and b. Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption in conjunction with a proposed restaurant in the M1-1 Zone.
4. Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration ENV-2013-2592-MND.

Requested Action Two:
Appeal of the Director of Planning’s Conditional Approval of the Specific Plan Project Permit Compliance pursuant to Section 11.5.7 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC).
APPLICANT: Richard J. Gottlieb, Dunes Development LLC
APPELLANT: Ilana Marosi
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt the Staff Findings.
2. Deny the appeal.
3. Sustain the Determination of the Director of Planning and Approve: a. Specific Plan Project Permit Compliance Review changing the use of a building containing 1,042 square feet of retail store area and 616 square feet of fast food (take-out) only restaurant area to a 1,658 square foot full service sit-down restaurant.
4. Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration ENV-2013-2592-MND.

Persons wishing to speak must submit a speaker’s request form prior to the commencement of the public comment period. Individual testimony within the public comment period shall be limited to five (5) minutes per person and up to ten (10) minutes per subject.

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