We are pleased to announce that the proposed San Pedro Community Plan is scheduled for formal consideration at City Planning Commission (CPC) on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Planning staff will make a presentation followed by public comment. Prior to CPC, the Plan will also be presented at the Harbor Area Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 for review and comment; this is an informational meeting and no decision will be made. Both meetings will be held in San Pedro, bringing the decision-making process closer to the community as many community members have suggested over the years.
Harbor Area Planning Commission (agenda is attached)
March 5, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Harbor Commission Board Room
455 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
City Planning Commission
March 14, 2013, after 8:30 a.m.
Boys and Girls Club
100 W. 5th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Improving the community’s quality of life is central to the Plan, which has several major themes. These themes include expanding housing opportunities, strengthening the community’s connection to the waterfront, and preserving industrial areas for local jobs. Sustainability goals and policies, such as creating more pedestrian-friendly environments, improving access to open space, and fostering a healthy community, are integrated throughout the Plan.
Based upon community input following the public hearing in December 2012, some changes have been made to the San Pedro Community Plan. Among these is the commercial area located at 25th Street and Western Avenue (subarea 260). The Planning Department has recommended retaining the existing neighborhood commercial land use designation and no change is proposed for zoning or height regulations. This change underscores the importance of the community’s involvement in the plan update process.
Community Plans provide a guide for future land use development. The Community Plan Update process has been based on engaging the community in making decisions regarding existing land use, neighborhood and community issues, and recommendations for future land use changes. A written recommendation report, which represents a multi-year effort and dozens of community meetings and community feedback, will be forwarded for consideration by the Mayor and City Council following the CPC meeting.
We are currently in the process of adding our updated documents to the website. For more information about the Plan, go to: sites.google.com/site/sanpedrocommunityplan
Debbie Lawrence, San Pedro Community Planner, City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Phone: (231) 978-1163 - Email: Debbie.Lawrence@lacity.org