New developments with 2 local developments

If you’ve been following our website, you know the RHA has been researching and participating in discussions regarding the two proposed Redondo Beach developments which border our community.   The massive 4-story mixed use development at the old Bristol Farms site has been withdrawn, but the developer, Legado Companies, still intends to submit plans based on as yet unknown revisions.  According to the city “the applicant has requested to postpone the May 21, 2015 public hearing to prepare a revised project, which reduces the number of residential units and eliminates the request for a Density Bonus and associated concessions.”

Please try to stay informed on this subject.   The hearing by the Redondo Beach City Council was postponed, but is coming up quickly: June 18.  Click here for the RB Planning Commission agendas.  Meanwhile the “Legado Outreach Team” is offering a meeting: Saturday, May 30, 2015  9:00 AM-11:00 AM at the Palos Verdes Inn- 1700 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, where you may be able to learn what new plans are being considered.

The other development, at PCH and Prospect is being considered for approval this week at the May 21 RB Planning Commission meeting.  Click here for that agenda.  This is being described as “a mixed-use development to include 52 residential condominium units and approximately 10,552 square feet of ground floor retail and office spacewith a total of 182 parking spaces on a 1.49 acre property.”  As with the Legado development, there are concerns about traffic flow, increased congestion, and adjacency to a school.

Still developing...

Still developing…

The RHA encourages you to stay informed on these 2 developments which will create an impact on the Hollywood Riviera, during construction, and for years thereafter.  A good source of information is the Save the Riviera website.  Also, you may email the RHA co-presidents to get updates delivered to your email address.

New market opening

H Mart, a grocery store specializing in Asian foods, will be coming to the former OSH space, at the Vista Project, 4340 Pacific Coast Highway (at Anza).  This is in Torrance, and so on Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm, at Torrance Civic Auditorium, the Planning Commission will publicly review their Conditional Use Permit, pertaining to H Mart’s planned store and food court at that location.  They plan to open this October.  Click here to see the Planning Commission’s agenda for that date.  More traffic, but more food!

View obstruction ordinance goes before city council Tuesday night

According to the Torrance Community Development department, there will be an item regarding the potential ordinance on the Tuesday, May 19 Council Agenda.  However, the item is only asking for direction as to what body will hear the next steps, and is not intended to address the actual issue at this time.  Once a hearing body has been designated, they will schedule a meeting to discuss next steps in formulating an ordinance.  If you’re interested in the progress toward a view ordinance you may wish to attend; however, there may not be public input at this time.  For the full City Council agenda, click here. To view the City Council meetings on video, click here.

Busy week!

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