CITY OF SANTA MONICA
VIA TELECONFERENCE PURSUANT TO
EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 ISSUED BY
GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM
TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021
MEETING BEGINS AT 10:30 A.M.
DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1-415-466-7000 (PIN: 7377587#)
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Zoning Administrator and City Staff will participate in a via teleconference. Participants may join the teleconference via the methods listed above.
The City of Santa Monica encourages public comment. Those wishing to give written public comment shall email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments received later than 5:30 p.m. the day before the meeting will be read aloud at the meeting (with time limitations) and must be received prior to the Zoning Administrator’s consideration of the item. Please note the agenda item in your comments.
1. CALL TO ORDER:
3. PUBLIC HEARINGS: Public Input Permitted:
3-A. 2606 Highland Ave, 21ENT-0042 (FENCE WALL HEDGE MODIFICATION). The applicant requests approval of a height modification for an overall 8’-0” high fence, wall, and hedge along the front (east) parcel line, an up to 8’-0” high fence and wall along the driveway, and up to an 8’-0” high fence, wall, and hedge on the street side (north) parcel line within the front yard setback. The proposed hedge height exceeds the maximum allowable height of 42 inches in the front setback in the Ocean Park Low Density Residential (OP2) zoning district. Pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Sections 9.21.050 and 9.04.050(D), fences, walls, or hedges cannot exceed a maximum height of 42 inches within the required front yard setback as measured from the lowest finished grade adjacent to either side of the fence, wall, or hedge. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.050(D), in the cases of fences, walls, or hedges that are parallel to and within 5 feet of a public sidewalk, grade shall be the elevation of the closest point on the sidewalk. SMMC Section 9.43.080(B) allows an applicant to request a modification to this height limitation in the front yard setback. [Planner: Ivan Lai] APPLICANT: Anthony Agriam. PROPERTY OWNER: Robert Angel.
3-B. 2671 Main Street, 21ENT-0044 (MINOR USE PERMIT) & 21ENT-0064 (WAIVER). The applicant requests approval of a Minor Use Permit and a Waiver to establish a 4,555 square foot veterinary use at the ground floor of an existing two-story, City-designated landmark building located at 2671 Main Street. Pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Section 9.11.020, veterinary services provided within the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District require a Minor Use Permit. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.11.030(A)(2), within NC Districts on Main Street and Montana Avenue, uses within the active use area are limited to a specific list of uses that does not include veterinary services. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.43.040, an applicant may request a Waiver from these active use requirements. [Planner: Tiffany Lin] APPLICANT: Redcar Main Street Owner I, LLC. PROPERTY OWNER: Redcar Main Street Owner I, LLC.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR HEARING INFORMATION
The City of Santa Monica encourages public comment. Those wishing to give public comment must make that request via email to email@example.com. Written information received prior to 5:30 p.m. the day before the meeting will be distributed to the Zoning Administrator prior to the meeting and posted online. Written information received after 5:30 p.m. April 12th will be read aloud at the meeting for a total of three minutes.
A decision on the Zoning Administrator request(s) will not be rendered during the public hearing. Following the public hearing, the Zoning Administrator shall prepare a written decision to approve or deny the request(s). A copy of the written determination shall be made available to all persons that submitted a request to speak form during the public hearing or wrote a letter regarding the variance(s). Copies of determinations are also available on the City’s website: https://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Boards-Commissions/Zoning-Administrator/
All decisions of the Zoning Administrator are appealable to the Planning Commission during a fourteen (14) calendar day appeal period following the decision date. Appeal forms are available here https://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Departments/PCD/Applications-Forms/PCD-Appeal-Form.pdf An appeal filing fee will be required at the time an appeal is filed. The appeal filing fee is $539.57.