In February 2019, the Westside Plans Update team completed a series of neighborhood walking tours.
These neighborhood walking tours, planned and conducted by the Neighborhood Council representatives were meant to provide on-the-ground perspective of issues and opportunities in the four community plan areas.
The walking tours highlighted examples of areas and development for enhancement and preservation and provided examples of development and areas that illustrated opportunities for improvement.
The Westside team completed a total of 8 walking tours in the four plan areas. A list of the completed walking tours are listed below:
The Venice Local Coastal Program team will be hosting Pop Up Office Hours on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to discuss all things related to the Venice Local Coastal Program. City planners from the Venice Community Plan Update team will also be present to answer questions related to the community plan update process.
The first part of the day will be by appointment only. Scheduled appointments will be offered on a first come, first serve basis between the hours of 10:00am-3:00pm.
The latter part of the day will be drop in office hours from 4:00pm-6:00pm. No appointment is required to attend the office hours portion of the day.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment please fill out this form .
When: Thursday, April 18 2019, 10am-6pm
Where: Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library
501 Venice Ave., Venice, CA 90291
What: Venice Local Coastal Program Pop Up Office Hours
For more information on the Venice Local Coastal Program please visit www.venicelcp.org
On April 6th, 2019 the Westside Community Plans Update team will be hosting a visioning workshop at the Mar Vista Gardens Community Center. All residents are invited to attend to learn more about the Westside Community Plans Update and share your vision for your community. We hope you can join us!
When: April 6th, 2019, 10AM-12PM
Where: Mar Vista Gardens Community Center, 4909 Marionwood Drive
What: Visioning Workshop
Please see flyer for details.
Come and hang out with the Westside Plans Update team at the second annual Rock Roll & Run this Saturday!
When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:30am-12pm
Where:Loyola Marymount University campus, Westchester
What:Second Annual Rock Roll & Run for Education 5K
Rock Roll & Run is a fun run event and fundraiser for local schools put on by the LAX Coastal Education Foundation on LMU's campus. The Westside Plans Update team will be sharing a booth with Councilmember Mike Bonin's staff.
We hope to see you Saturday!
Grab your bike and helmet and join the Westside Plans Update team at CicLAvia this Sunday!
When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 9am-4pm
Where:Palms Hub: 3311 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (our booth will be on the west side of Motor Ave)
What: Culver City meets Mar Vista + Palms CicLAvia
We hope to see you there!
Join the Westside Community Plans Update team at the Mar Vista Art Walk! This is an opportunity to hear more about the community plan update process while also checking out local artists in the area. We hope to see you there!
When: Thursday, March 7th, 2019, 6:00-10:00 pm
Where: Venice Boulevard from Beethoven to Inglewood
What: Mar Vista Art Walk
Get more information at: marvistaartwalk.org
The Venice Local Coastal Program planning team will be hosting a "Pop Up" Office Hours in Venice.This is an opportunity for the community to engage with the Venice LCP team and project planners for the Venice area. Members of the Westside Community Plan Update team will also be present to answer questions about the Community Plan Update process. Your participation is important and we look forward to seeing you there!
RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/y73kyyna
When: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Oakwood Recreation Center (Annex Room)
767 California Ave., Venice, CA 90291
What: Venice Local Coastal Program Drop-in Office Hours
Parking information: Free street parking is available along the park, however please read posted signs for any restrictions.
The Westside Planning Team has reached a major milestone by successfully completing our initial phase of outreach activities for the Westside Community Plans Update Program!
The Kick-off events provided an excellent first opportunity for the community to identify issues and opportunities, as well as share their vision for their community. Over the next few months, staff will be reviewing and synthesizing these comments and use them to inform us while preparing concept ideas and policy statements for each of the four community plans.
Although we have completed this initial phase of outreach activities, there continue to be many more opportunities for you to participate in the process and share your ideas with us. The Team will remain accessible and be available at local community events. We will also hold office hours and schedule walking tours. We will let you know of events that we will be holding as they are scheduled. Another way you may stay involved in the process is by joining your Neighborhood Council’s Land Use committee or forming your own working group with fellow community stakeholders.
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Since officially launching the Westside Community Plans Update, the Westside Planning Team initiated a series of Neighborhood Council presentations! We have completed the process of meeting with the nine Neighborhood Councils located within the four Community Plan Areas, as well as the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils, to share information and answer questions about the community plan update process.
The Westside Planning Team has presented at the following Neighborhood Council meetings:
1. Westside Neighborhood Council-July 12, 2018
2. Venice Neighborhood Council-July 17, 2018
3. Westside Regional Alliance of Councils-July 18, 2018
4. South Robertson Neighborhood Council-July 19, 2018
5. Palms Neighborhood Council-August 1, 2018
6. Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa- August 7, 2018
7. Westwood Neighborhood Council - August 8, 2018
8. Del Rey Neighborhood Council-August 9, 2018
9. Mar Vista Community Council August- 14, 2018
10. West Los Angeles Sawtelle Neighborhood Council- August 22, 2018
Now that we have concluded the Neighborhood Council Presentation series, we are moving into our next phase of scheduled outreach activities. During the Fall of 2018, we will conduct two Planning 101: Community Planning sessions (in addition to an online webinar) to explain what a community plan is, how it works and why it matters to you and your community. Additionally, there will be four Kick-off Events for each Community Plan Area so that we can learn about your vision for your neighborhood. Along the way, there will be many more opportunities to participate and have your voice heard. For detailed information about outreach activities please click on the Get Involved Tab.
We hope you'll join us!
Westside Community Plans Update- Planning the Westside
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The Department of City Planning has officially launched a three-year effort to update four Community Plans for the Westside region of Los Angeles: Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey, Venice, West Los Angeles, and Westchester-Playa Del Rey.
A Community Plan is the blueprint that guides growth in our neighborhoods by establishing the community’s vision for the future, laying out policies, and designating land uses. To ensure that the Community Plans effectively guide current and future growth over the next two decades, it is necessary that they are re-evaluated and refreshed periodically. Main components of the Community Plan Update include:
1. A revision of the goals, policies, and programs for each Community Plan.
2. Any needed revisions to the Community Plan Land Use Map.
3. An update to the zoning across the Community Plan area to implement the plan’s goals and policies and effectuate the Department’s pending new zoning code.
4. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to assess potentially significant impacts to the environment.
We have initiated the update process by holding meetings with the nine Neighborhood Councils (located within the four Community Plan Areas) to share information regarding the Westside Community Plans Update program. During the Fall of 2018 we will conduct two Planning 101: Community Planning sessions and a webinar followed by four Kick-off Events in each Community Plan Area.
We need your participation and input! The process for updating Community Plans is a collaborative effort between community stakeholders and the Department of City Planning. Your voice is integral to ensuring that your vision for your community is accurately reflected in the updated document. Throughout this process, there will be many opportunities to comment and shape your Community Plan. Please check our website regularly and signup on our email mailing list so that you're kept up-to-date! For more information on our outreach effort, how to get involved or to sign up for email updates, click on the Get Involved tab.
We look forward to working with you!
-Westside Community Plan Update Team