by Max Karren
· January 23, 2020 9:56 AM
With its world-famous beach, creative community atmosphere and rich cultural history, Venice is one of the most unique, popular, and most-visited neighborhoods not only in Los Angeles, but the entire U.S.
That’s why Venice Place is proud to call Venice home. It honors the spirit of Abbot Kinney and his vision for this seaside town with an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and outdoor space.
by Max Karren
· January 23, 2020 9:55 AM
The project was recently approved by the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission in July, and successfully reviewed at a Zoning Administrator hearing last year and approved by the City of Los Angeles Zoning Administrator earlier this year.
The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Venice Place Project was released in July of 2019 by the City of Los Angeles, marking a major milestone for the project.
The report is a comprehensive set of documents, studies, and information that analyzes the project to a very deep degree, providing information to the public and City decision-makers on potential environmental impacts of our proposal, and where appropriate required mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate these potential impacts. An EIR is the most robust level of environmental review under state law. EIR’s such as this are usually only required for projects much greater in size than this one. We believe going the extra mile and above and beyond what’s required was important to ensure that our project will be an asset to the community for generations to come.
The Final EIR includes responses to all comments received during the 45-day public review period, and it concludes that there are no significant long-term impacts with one exception. The buildings currently housing Ecole Claire Fontaine are potentially historic under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). One of the project alternatives contemplates a similar mixed-use project that preserves these buildings, mitigating any impact. We will work with the City on a detailed construction plan that will be in place to minimize a few, short-term, temporary construction-related noise impacts.