HOLLYWOOD - Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced Thursday that the Department of City Planning (DCP) is starting the public process to update the 1988 Hollywood Community Plan.
After a legal challenge to the 2012 Hollywood Community Plan Update (HCPU), the Los Angeles Superior Court directed the City to rescind its approval of the HCPU and prepare, circulate and certify an environmental impact report (EIR) consistent with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) - the State’s statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible. To address the court’s order, the City will move forward with a new EIR.
The first major step in this process is to hold a scoping meeting, which DCP will host on Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, 1760 North Gower Street, Hollywood, 90028. The purpose of the scoping meeting is to allow the community an opportunity to identify issues that should be analyzed in the forthcoming EIR. The meeting is open to all members of the public.
“I encourage my constituents to participate in the public process, weigh in, and provide input that is important to them,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “The Hollywood Community Plan is one of the oldest community plans in the City and has outlived its purpose. Change will always be part of a thriving city. My hope is that the HCPU will create the policies and tools the community needs to preserve our historic structures, promote transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly development, encourage production of affordable housing, and provide the ability to re-imagine and repurpose our surface parking lots to make Hollywood more livable and more walkable.”
The notice of preparation can be found here.
1760 N Gower St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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