Legado Developments

Are you tired of OVERDEVELOPMENT in our area?

The City of Redondo Beach is holding a meeting to address the plan for the old Bristol Farms / Palos Verdes Inn site (corner of PCH & Palos Verdes Blvd).

Legado Corp is submitting plans for a mixed-use development that will bring:

  • HIGH DENSITY rental units (180 [small] apartments PLUS 37,000SF commercial space PLUS 110 rooms remaining in PV Inn!  Too many units on too small a parcel.)
  • TALL BUILDINGS 3 + 4 stories-high (too bulky and tall for this neighborhood!)
  • EVEN MORE TRAFFIC (Caltrans estimates an additional 2,600 cars daily through this already overloaded intersection!) and spillover cut-through traffic through the Riviera
  • INADEQUATE PARKING (leading to parking overflow on our residential streets!)

We may not get to vote in Redondo Beach elections, but we have a right to have our voices heard, and to do what’s necessary to protect our wonderful community.

We strongly urge you to attend the RB Planning Commission meeting next Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00pm (at 415 Diamond Street, off PCH, in Redondo Beach).  Come early as this meeting will attract quite a lot of people, many of whom are sure to be speaking in support of overdevelopment!

Have your voice heard!  This project will impact our neighborhood!!!

The project includes the demolition of the existing Bristol Farms and commercial structures and construction of a mixed-use residential development. The project includes 180 residential units (168,562 gross square feet), 37,600 square feet of ground level commercial, and a 28,000 square foot public plaza (see Exhibit 2, Site Plan).

The project includes the demolition of the existing Bristol Farms and commercial structures and construction of a mixed-use residential development. The project includes 180 residential units (168,562 gross square feet), 37,600 square feet of ground level commercial, and a 28,000 square foot public plaza. –Legado Redondo
Visual Impact Assessment

Click here for more info and full description of the Legado proposal, as well as comments by area residents (Appendix J), at the RB website (www.redondo.org).

Visit www.SaveTheRiviera.com for more info from other concerned neighbors.

We strongly urge Riviera residents to attend the Redondo Beach Planning Commission meeting at which Legado officials will present their plans, on Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00PM.

Hospitality Chair Needed

Would you like to help out the RHA?  We need someone who is willing to bring hot water and cookies for our beverage table at the meetings.  There are four meetings a year.  We pay for the food purchases. Call 310 378-5616 and ask for Judy.

Finances

Several residents have asked about where their dues to the RHA are spent–we’re happy to oblige.   It costs us upwards of $3,000 to mail out 3,400 newsletters to the Riviera for each mailing.  We also pay for liability insurance allowing us to host meetings at the school, signs for advertising meetings and stipends to Richardson School for helping us set up the PA systems.  It’s our great pleasure to give out 2 or 3  scholarships each year to local high school seniors heading to college (and would like to do more).   We also pay for the beverages and snacks that are served at each meeting.  Oh, and we pay nothing to our dedicated board members!
Piggybank We are a 501 (c)3 organization, a non-profit, and your dues and donations are the only income that we take in. Thanks to all residents for your continued voluntary support.  Click here for more membership data.

Aquatic Center

The Torrance Unified School District will be holding its “Quarterly Construction Update” meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7 PM at the Torrance City Hall, 3031 Torrance Blvd.  This is a new date and location change for this meeting only.

It is expected that the location of the new Aquatic Center will be finalized at this meeting.  There will not be any pre-meetings and it is likely the location will be decided at this meeting.  This probably will be your only chance to be heard on this issue.

TUSD Board member Michael Wermers is encouraging your participation in the meeting and if you have any questions, please contact Michael  at mwermers@gpsd.com.

Hospitality Chair Needed

Would you like to help out the RHA?  We need someone who is willing to bring hot water and cookies for our beverage table at the meetings.  There are four meetings a year.  We pay for the food purchases. Call 310 378-5616 and ask for Judy.

April General Meeting – save the date: April 22

Our next main speaker will be drawn from the ranks of our Torrance City Council.  In addition, there will be special topics helping our community celebrate Earth Day.

Know about the Birds and the Bees?

At the March 3rd City Council meeting, there was thoughtful conversation and eloquent testimony about proposals to allow Torrance residents to keep chickens (4 max, and no roosters) and bees (2 hives, max) on single-family property.

The Council brought up a number of points that they want staff to address, preferably in the draft ordinances.

Final vote was 7-0, directing city staff to draft ordinances allowing chicken and beekeeping, that can be brought back to the Council at a later date for further consideration.   We’ll keep you posted as this issue develops.

El Retiro Library Events

April 4, 2015:   DClutter your home, create a space that is free of clutter and chaos.

Tired of the clutter? Get organized with tips from an expert. Join us for a morning with Tracy McCubbin, founder and owner of dClutterfly, a service designed to help people take on a mess and create a space free of clutter and chaos. Tracy will present real, practical tips that everyone can use to organize their lives.
Please call El Retiro Library at 310 375-0922 for reservations. Lecture begins at 12 noon.

April 7, 2015: Jane Austen book club, by Karen Joy Fowler.

 In California’s central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels.
Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens.
Read the book and come in for an interesting discussion.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 10-11 a.m.  Right here in the Hollywood Riviera.

Save the Water!

The City of Torrance, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), is sponsoring  several sessions of a innovative Water Efficient Landscape/Gardening Workshop,  at no cost to participants. All workshops will be held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon at West High School in Torrance located at 20401 Victor Street, with parking in the adjacent lot (click here for flyer).

By the way, if you’re still watering your lawn, check your sprinklers now and then.

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