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RESOLUTION (DRAFT) RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT APPEAL IN THE CASE NO. ZA-2017-796-CU-1A, 1919-1921 S. 4thAvenue (Arlington Heights) Be it resolved that the United Neighborhoods of the Historic Arlington Heights, West Adams and Jefferson Park Communities Neighborhood Council (known as UNNC) is making a formal recommendation to the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission and the Los Angeles City Council to SUPPORTthe Appeal against allowing a parking lot in the residential zone at 1919-1921 South 4thAvenue in Arlington Heights and to OPPOSEthe Associate Zoning Administrator’s Determination that would allow this use. Whereas, the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission on February 1, 2011, definitively voted and issued a Final Determination in Case No. ZA-2009-3290-CU-1A that upheld a prior Appeal, overturned the Zoning Administrator’s decision to approve the parking lot, and denied a Conditional Use Permit to construct and maintain a parking lot in the residential zone (e.g., the same Applicant’s identical previous proposal to convert the residential parcel located at 1919-1921 S. 4thAvenue into a parking lot); and Whereas, the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission in that Determination made findings that stated: “The South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission was concerned that the use of the proposed parking lot in connection with the adjoining 30,000 square-foot commerciallindustriaI building would result in an over-intensification of the subject site. Given the industrial nature of the existing tenants in the adjoining building, the Commission was concerned that the parking lot would be used as a staging area for loading and unloading and that the use of the site as a parking lot would create more problems than it would solve. The Commission was also concerned that the proposed parking lot would encroach into an existing historic neighborhood. Therefore, the proposed location would not be desirable to the public convenience and welfare”; and Whereas, the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission made an additional finding that: “Testimony at the appeal hearing indicated that the subject site has been in use not only as parking but as a staging area for loading and unloading activity in connection with the tenants of the adjoining commercial building which has caused traffic, congestion and nuisance activity in the alley and on 4th Avenue. In addition, the lot has been used as a truck storage and overnight parking of commercial vehicles. The landscaped setbacks proposed along the perimeter of the parking lot would not be adequate to buffer or mitigate Read more
The Southern Christian Leadership Council of Southern California recognized UNNC Vice President, Dolores Spears, for her lifetime membership. Join us in saluting Dolores for her commitment to community engagement, and her lifelong efforts in the movement of civil rights for all.
Tis the season for neighbors, family, and friends! You're invited to our Community Breakfast in the West Adams Avenues, on Saturday Dec. 15. Come out and enjoy complimentary brunch while getting to know your fellow neighbors, UNNC reps, and West Adams Avenues Neighborhood Association leadership.
To show you how much we care about your support throughout the year, UNNC invites you to join us at our Holiday Soiree, for food, music and conversation immediately following our Governing Board Meeting on Thursday, December 6.