Meeting Date: 07/13/15 06:15 PM

Meeting Type: Regular

Location: Yucca Community Center, 6671 Yucca Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Details: To Be Announced 
All items listed on this agenda are subject to possible action including a motion and voting on the motion.
 
I.          Call to order

II.         Approval of March 9, 2015 minutes

III.        Area 3 Planning and Land Use 

  1. Presentation and update by representative of .P. Joseph Development of 2111 Cahuenga Blvd. Project at 2111 was originally presented by previous landowner in 2012 and 2013 to HHWNC PLUM committee. The land now has a new owner who is currently building 18 apartments in two buildings on two lots.
  2. Presentation by Marc Levun of Gonzalez Law Group for client requesting a CUB to allow the continued sales and service of a full-line of alcoholic beverages at 6669 Hollywood Blvd (Cabo Cantina) in conjunction with an (e) two-story, 2,592 sq ft, 75-seat restaurant including an outdoor patio. Restaurant was previously approved for 24-hrs/daily per ZA-2008-4721-CUB; applicant would like to continue to utilize same hours of operation. Department of City Planning hearing for applicant will be in August. Possible motion and vote for recommendation to HHWNC.
  3. 6669 – 6675 Hollywood Blvd. (Supper Club). Case # DIR-2015-620-SPP-1, turning a static marquee into a digital display at the Vogue Theatre. Both Vogue Theatre representative and Hollywood Heritage representative have been invited to present. Hearing is set for July14, 2015.
  4. Area 3 / Area 4 follow-ups

    1. 2018 Highland
    2. 1905 Grace Historic determination
    3. Street Vendors

IV.        Public Comments: comments from the public on agenda items and non-agenda items within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction.
V.         New Business
VI.        Old Business
VII.       Decision on next meeting date(s)
VI.        Adjournment


I.          Call to order: 6:17 PM

II.         Approval of March 9, 2015 minutes: Approved

III.        Area 3 Planning and Land Use 

  1. Presentation by Marc Levun (ML) of Gonzalez Law Group for client requesting a CUB to allow the continued sales and service of a full-line of alcoholic beverages at 6669 Hollywood Blvd (Cabo Cantina) in conjunction with an (e) two-story, 2,592 sq. ft., 75-seat restaurant including an outdoor patio. Restaurant was previously approved for 24-hrs/daily per ZA-2008-4721-CUB; applicant would like to continue to utilize same hours of operation. Department of City Planning hearing for applicant will be in August. Possible motion and vote for recommendation to HHWNC.
ML: Property is two stories with outdoor dining area, 600 sq. feet. Second story is for storage. HWDLC own and operate Cabo Cantinas. Half a dozen around Hollywood. Previous CUP allowed 24 hours of operation. Operator wants to keep that ability. Serving alcohol. Parking has zero parking. However, there is valet. Security on premises and sidewalk control. Missed deadline of CUB by two or three months. Sun setting of CUBs new to Los Angeles.

Stakholder (SH): Why the need for twenty-four hours
ML: Already existing in the CUB and with the possibility of Hotels moving into Hollywood, the ability to serve food.

SH: Will Karaoke be provided and ambient noise. In addition, security on the property has been aggressive.
ML: Don’t do Karaoke

SH: Zoning administration issues with any alteration of historical features of the property.

SH: Does the floor plan allow drinking on the sidewalk?
ML: Floor plan is open to the sidewalk, not part of it.

SH: No all you can drink specials from 11AM – 3 PM. Problems with all you can drink Happy hours.
ML: Doesn’t think operator provides that, but will check.

SH: Would like to see the same hours of operation as requested by LAPD. From 2:00 AM – 6:00 AM, what time would the operations start serving?

SH: Why another bar on Hollywood Blvd.? We are dying for retail.

SH: No alcohol should be served. Bars are too prevalent already in Hollywood, especially on the Boulevard.

Motion put forward for to present to the Board the following recommendations: Motion: That the HHWNC support the continued sales and service of a full-line of alcoholic beverages at 6669 Hollywood Blvd with a type ABC 47 liquor license with the following stipulations:
1.         No sales of alcohol sold after 12:00 PM midnight
2.         No alcohol sold before 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
3.         No alcohol sold before 12:00 noon Saturday and Sunday
4.         No live music, including Karaoke
5.         No all you can drink specials
6.         No ½ price shots or chasers

Motion passed 5 yes, 2 no

  1. Presentation and update by Steven King of .P. Joseph Development (PJD) of 2111 Cahuenga Blvd. Project at 2111 was originally presented by previous landowner in 2012 and 2013 to HHWNC PLUM committee. The land now has a new owner who is currently building 18 apartments in two buildings on two lots.
PJD: Property has already fulfilled the approval process. Will have onsite retaining walls. The agenda item says apartments. It is actually condominiums, not apartments. Looks onto the freeway. Will have guest parking off site.

SH: What kind of landscaping?
PJD: Drought resilient. Would the community support wider sidewalk plantings.?

SH: Yes

SH: Will you have a gate? Homeless and crime in the area is going up?
PJD: Was not planning on it due to the cost? Should there be one?

SH: Yes. (The other SH present concurred).

SH: Is this the final design? Doesn’t really go with the area buildings.
PJD: Yes, it is final design. It has been through the approval process. Elements and colors are chosen.

No Motion taken as project was already permitted and approved. Previous owner had presented to PLUM committee.

  1. 6669 – 6675 Hollywood Blvd. (Supper Club). Case # DIR-2015-620-SPP-1, turning a static marquee into a digital display at the Vogue Theatre. Both Vogue Theatre (VT) representative and Hollywood Heritage (HH) representative have been invited to present. Hearing is set for July14, 2015.
HH and VT announced they had just come to an agreement on preservation of the sign. It will stay, but be moved several feet down. It will still have a digital display put in.

SH: Why the need for a digital sign? There are fully grown ficus trees that block seeing it from the street. It really can only be seen from the sidewalk. Also there is no other digital signage on that section of the boulevard.
VT: It is not sure what the use of the building will be in the future, if the same operators will continue their operation.
  1. Area 3 / Area 4 follow-ups

    1. 2018 Highland – description of project moving forward. Height variance had not been granted. Building had been reduced by one floor.
    2. 1905 Grace Historic determination: nomination moving forward LA Cultural Heritage Commission
    3. Street Vendors: public meetings coming up for input.

IV.        Public Comments: comments from the public on agenda items and non-agenda items within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction.

V.         New Business: none

VI.        Old Business: none

VII.       Decision on next meeting date(s): Monday or Tuesday, second or third week in September.

VI.        Adjournment: 8:00 PM

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