CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION AGENDA

CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION *CORRECTED REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 AFTER 10:00 A.M. LOS ANGELES CITY HALL

200 NORTH SPRING STREET
10TH FLOOR, ROOM 1010
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

 

1. DIRECTOR’S REPORT AND COMMISSION BUSINESS

• Old Business
- Review and Advisory Concurrence of Proposed Historic-Cultural Monument

Plaque Artwork

• New Business
- Presentation by Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer, Office of Mayor

Eric Garcetti, on the City’s current design initiatives

  • Advanced Calendar

  • Commission Announcements/Requests

  • Approval of Minutes – March 7, 2019

  1. NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL PRESENTATIONS

  2. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
    The Commission shall provide an opportunity in open meetings for the public to address it on non-agenda items, for a cumulative total of up to thirty (30) minutes, on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission.

    PERSONS WISHING TO SPEAK MUST SUBMIT A SPEAKER’S REQUEST FORM. ALL REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE PUBLIC THAT ARE WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

  3. MONUMENT: LYTTON SAVINGS, HCM #1137
    Commission Discussion on Preservation Efforts for the Historic-Cultural Monument.

    CHC-2016-2522-HCM-CC1 Council District: 4 – Ryu CEQA: ENV-2013-2552-EIR 180-Day Stay: 4-30-2019 Plan Area: Hollywood

    PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8150 Sunset Boulevard
    PROPOSED PROJECT: Demolition of the historic Lytton Savings bank building.

    PREVIOUS ACTIONS:

    Pursuant to Sections 22.171.14 and 22.171.15 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC), on November 1, 2018, the Commission unanimously objected to the above-referenced demolition and filed an objection with the Department of Building and Safety. The applicant presented progress reports to the Commission on December 6, 2018, January 10, 2019, February 7, 2019,

Presentations by Neighborhood Council representatives on any Neighborhood Council

resolution, or community impact statement filed with the City Clerk, which relates to any agenda item listed or being considered on this agenda. The Neighborhood Council representative shall provide the Board or Commission with a copy of the Neighborhood

Council's resolution or community impact statement.

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and March 7, 2019, at which time the Cultural Heritage Commission took no action to withdraw or cancel the its objection.

ACTIONS CURRENTLY BEFORE THE COMMISSION:

The Commission may make a motion to:
1. Withdraw or cancel its objection; or
2. Continue the Commission’s objection to the issuance of the demolition permit; or
3. Determine, based on findings made by the Commission, that (i) preservation of the Monument cannot be fully accomplished within the 180-day Stay period, and (ii) that preservation can be satisfactorily completed with an additional period not to exceed an additional 180-day Stay. Upon such a determination, the Commission shall provide the reasons for the recommended extension and the progress to date of the steps taken to preserve the Monument, along with its recommendation that the City Council approve the Commission’s request for an extension of the Stay (not to exceed an additional 180 days).

Owner/
Applicant: AG SCH 8150 Sunset Boulevard Owner LP, c/o Townscape Management Inc.

Representatives: Edgar Khalatian, Mayer Brown;
Richard Lichtenstein, Marathon Communications

5. PROPOSED MONUMENT:

CHC-2019-1122-HCM

CEQA: ENV-2019-1123-CE Plan Area: San Pedro

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 741 South Pacific Avenue; 520 West 8th Street

REQUESTED ACTION:

MONTGOMERY WARD’S DECO ART DECO BUILDING

Review of Historic-Cultural Monument application, pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.171.10, to determine whether to take the proposed designation of a Monument under consideration.

Owners/
Applicants: Patti Kraakevik, Trustee of the Patti Kraakevik Trust

and Upstream Exchange Company Preparer: Charles J. Fisher

6. PROPOSED MONUMENT:

CHC-2019-1120-HCM

CEQA: ENV-2019-1121-CE Plan Area: South Los Angeles

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1544 West Slauson Avenue REQUESTED ACTION:

GREEN DOG & CAT HOSPITAL

Council District: 15 – Buscaino Date Deemed Complete: 02-25-19 Last Day to Act: 03-27-19

Council District: 8 – Harris-Dawson Date Deemed Complete: 02-25-19 Last Day to Act: 03-27-19

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March 21, 2019

Review of Historic-Cultural Monument application, pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.171.10, to determine whether to take the proposed designation of a Monument under consideration.

Owners:

Applicant: Preparers:

Madhu B. Bahl, Co-trustee of the Bahl Family Trust; Dina N. Bahl

Margot Gerber, Art Deco Society of Los Angeles
Katie Horak and Mary Ringhoff, Architectural Resources Group

*FOLLOWING ITEM NO. 6, THE COMMISSION WILL RECESS AND RESUME THE MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 1:00 P.M. AT 301-313 SOUTH BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

7. PROPOSED MONUMENT:

CHC-2019-244-HCM

CEQA: ENV-2019-245-CE Plan Area: Central City

PROPERTY ADDRESS:

REQUESTED ACTION:

MILLION DOLLAR THEATER BUILDING

Council District: 14 – Huizar Last Day to Act: 4-23-19

306-316 West 3rd Street; 301-313 South Broadway

Pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.171.8, the Commission will conduct a site inspection of the building or structure which it has reason to believe is or will in the future be a Historic-Cultural Monument.

Owners/
Applicants: GCS Emerald LLC Et al c/o Langdon Street Capital LLC and

GCS Equity LLC
Preparer: Amanda Yoder Duane, GPA Consulting

*FOLLOWING ITEM NO. 7, THE COMMISSION WILL RECESS AND RESUME THE MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 P.M. AT 315-323 SOUTH BROADWAY; LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

8. PROPOSED MONUMENT:

CHC-2019-248-HCM

CEQA: ENV-2019-249-CE Plan Area: Central City

PROPERTY ADDRESS:

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

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March 21, 2019

315-323 South Broadway; 312-320 South Hill Street

Council District: 14 – Huizar Last Day to Act: 4-23-19

REQUESTED ACTION:

Pursuant to Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.171.8, the Commission will conduct a site inspection of the building or structure which it has reason to believe is or will in the future be a Historic-Cultural Monument.

Owners/
Applicants: GCS Emerald LLC Et al c/o Langdon Street Capital LLC and

GCS Equity LLC
Preparer: Amanda Yoder Duane, GPA Consulting

The next scheduled regular meeting of the Cultural Heritage Commission will be held on:

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET 10TH FLOOR, ROOM 1010 LOS ANGELES, CA 90012