May 5, 2015 10:27am
You may have seen the notice on the window, there’s a new plan for the building that, for 20 years, has been home to local favorite La Fiesta Brava.
On April 23 there was a zoning hearing at the West Los Angeles Municipal Building regarding the La Fiesta Brava location at 423 Rose Ave., Venice.
Representatives for applicant Bruce Horwitz requested a change of use from the existing market and deli to a restaurant with a covered patio and outdoor dining which would serve a full line of alcoholic beverages within the 8:00am to midnight hours of operation.
A purpose the hearing was to gauge public opinion towards the project. Many stood up to speak against it and a petition with over 1000 signatures was presented. As a result Assistant Zoning Administrator, Lourdes Green granted a 60 day extension.
A big issue for locals in the area is parking, if it where to be approved, the new restaurant would be required to provide a total of 18 parking spaces on the site. At the hearing on April 23 those speaking in support of the project presented an alternate parking layout of 11 spaces, another 4 spaces credited as non-conforming, and to make up the final 4 required spaces an alternative of 16 bicycle stalls will be considered instead.
LUPC has added the project to their May 26 Agenda