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CITY PLANNING COMMISSION 11/8 Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan

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    CITY PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012, after 8:30 a.m. PUBLIC WORKS BOARD ROOM - CITY HALL ROOM 350 200 N. SPRING STREET, LOS
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      CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
      REGULAR MEETING
      THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012, after 8:30 a.m.
      PUBLIC WORKS BOARD ROOM - CITY HALL ROOM 350
      200 N. SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012

      http://ens.lacity.org/pln/cityplnagenda/plncityplnagenda28579541_11082012.pdf

      William Roschen, FAIA, President
      Michael J. LoGrande, Director
      Regina M. Freer, Vice President
      Alan Bell, AICP, Deputy Director
      Sean O. Burton, Commissioner
      Lisa M. Webber AICP, Deputy Director
      Diego Cardoso, Commissioner
      Eva Yuan-McDaniel, Deputy Director
      George Hovaguimian, Commissioner
      Robert Lessin, Commissioner
      Dana Perlman, Commissioner
      Barbara Romero, Commissioner
      Vacant, Commissioner James K. Williams, Commission Executive Assistant II

      POLICY FOR DESIGNATED PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS No(s) 5.
      Pursuant to the Commission=s general operating procedures, the Commission at times must necessarily limit the speaking times of those presenting testimony on either side of an issue that is designated as a public hearing item. In all instances, however, equal time is allowed for presentation of pros and cons of matters to be acted upon. All requests to address the Commission on public hearing items must be submitted prior to the Commission=s consideration of the item. EVERY PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION MUST COMPLETE A SPEAKER'S REQUEST FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO THE COMMISSION STAFF.

      The Commission has adopted rules regarding written submissions to ensure that it has reasonable and appropriate opportunity to review your materials. The mailing and email addresses, deadlines, page limits, and required numbers of copies for your advance submissions may be found under "Forms and Instructions". Day of hearing submissions (15 copies must be provided) are limited to 2 pages plus accompanying photographs, posters, and PowerPoint presentations of 5 minutes or less. Non-complying materials will NOT be distributed to the Commission.



      5. CPC-2009-598-SP
      Council District: 1 – Reyes
      CEQA: ENV-2009-599-EIR
      Expiration Date: N/A
      Plan Area: Central City North-Northeast Los Angeles-
      Appeal Status: Not appealable
      Silverlake-Echo Park-Elysian Valley

      LIMITED PUBLIC HEARING – A public hearing was held on August 30, 2012
      CONTINUED FROM THE OCTOBER 11, 2012 CITY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

      Location: VARIOUS The project area is located in portions of the Central City North, Northeast Los Angeles, and Silverlake/Echo Park/Elysian Valley Community Plans. The project is bounded by the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Avenue 26 on the north; Pasadena Avenue and the Golden State Freeway (I-5) on the east; Main Street for the portion of the project east of the Los Angeles River (River) and the railroad right of way for the portion of the project west of the River on the south; and Broadway Boulevard on the west. The project area includes portions of the Chinatown and Lincoln Heights communities. The River and the Golden State Freeway bisect the project area north to south and the Arroyo Seco and Arroyo Seco Parkway run east to west through the northeastern section of the project area. The project area includes the Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Goldline Station and immediately abuts the Chinatown Station and the Heritage Square Station in the southwest and northeast corners of the project area respectively.

      Proposed Project:
      Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan: The Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (Proposed Plan) revises land use and zoning, and introduces new building form, urban design, open space, parking, conservation, performance, and street standards to reflect recent shifts in existing conditions such as the opening of the Gold Line, the completion of the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan (LARRMP), and the pending development of the Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP). The Proposed Plan includes revisions to the Citywide General Plan Framework Element, Transportation Element, and General Plan Land Use designations; Zone changes; and Street Reclassifications.

      Requested Actions:
      1. Pursuant to procedures set forth in Section 11.5.6 of the Municipal Code and City Charter Sections 555 and 558, amend the Central City North, Northeast Los Angeles, and Silverlake/Echo Park/Elysian Valley Community Plans as part of the General Plan of the City of Los Angeles, as modified in the Plan Resolution, the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan, and Corresponding Zone and Land Use Changes.
      2. Pursuant to Section 12.32 of the Municipal Code, rezoning actions to effect changes of zone as identified on the Land Use Designation Map and Zone Change Map.
      3. Pursuant to procedures set forth in Section 11.5.6 of the Municipal Code and City Charter Sections 555 and 558, amend the Highways and Freeways Map of the Transportation Element of the General plan to reclassify selected streets within the Central City North, Northeast Los Angeles, and Silverlake/Echo Park/Elysian Valley Community Plans as shown on the Street Redesignation Matrix.
      4. Consideration of the Environmental Impact Report ENV-2009-599-EIR in its determination approving the Proposed Plan, and transmit the EIR to the City Council for certification.

      Applicant: City of Los Angeles

      Recommended Actions:
      1. Conduct a limited public hearing on the Proposed Plan, as modified in the staff report.
      2. Approve the Staff Report as the Commission's Report on the subject.
      3. Approve and Recommend that the Mayor approve and the City Council adopt the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan, Land Use Change Maps amending the Central City North, Northeast Los Angeles, Silverlake/Echo Park/Elysian Valley Community Plans as part of the General Plan of the City of Los Angeles, as modified.
      4. Approve and Recommend that the City Council adopt the requested zoning actions to effect the changes of zone as identified in the Zone Change Ordinance and Map.
      5. Instruct the Department of City Planning to finalize the necessary zone change ordinances to be presented to City Council, and make other technical corrections as necessary.
      6. Authorize the Director of Planning to present the resolution and Plan to the Mayor and City Council, in accordance with Sections 555 and 558 of the City Charter.
      7. Amend the Highways and Freeways Map of the Transportation Element of the General Plan to reclassify selected streets within the Central City North, Northeast Los Angeles, Silverlake/Echo Park/Elysian Valley Community Plans as shown in the Street Modification Table in the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan and the Modified Street Cross-Sections A2. in the Plan's Appendices.
      8. Approve and Recommend that the City Council adopt the Administrative Code Amendment establishing the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Floor Area Trust Fund.
      9. Find that the City Planning Commission has reviewed and considered the Environmental Impact Report ENV-2009-599-EIR in its determination approving the Proposed Plan, and transmit the EIR to the City Council for certification.
      10. Approve and Recommend that the City Council Adopt the Statement of Overriding Considerations.
      11. Approve and Recommend that the City Council Adopt the Findings, including the Environmental Findings.
      12. Approve and Recommend that the City Council Adopt the Mitigation Monitoring Plan included as Appendix A1. in the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan.

      Staff: Claire Bowin (213) 978-1213
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