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ATWATER VILLAGE ACTION ALERT: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ON GLENDALE BLVD.

A Santa Monica based housing developer, Rethink Development, is seeking to cram 8 residential units (along with 1 business unit) in a small commercial lot located at 3376 Glendale Blvd.

The housing developer is using the City’s Small Lot Division Ordinance to subdivide the 9,716sf lot into 9 smaller parcels, 8 residential and 1 commercial. Once subdivided and developed with a “home” each residential parcel would sell at market rate. Prices for the small lot homes are expected to range from $500,000 to $700,000.

3376 Glendale Blvd, located at the corner of Glendale Blvd and La Cleded Ave, was previous used as a parking lot for the Griffith Station Post Office.

In order to squeeze in 8 residential “homes” the developer is seeking to build on almost 100% of the lot, contrary to what is allowed by City ordinance. Specifically, Rethink Development is seeking a conditional use permit to allow yard adjustments to: 1) permit a zero (0) foot side yard between new residential units and between the new residential unit and the commercial unit lieu of the six (6) foot setback required between lots; 2) permit a five (5) foot rear yard in lieu of the 15 (15) foot yard required; 3) permit 2’ minimum horizontal dimension for required common open space (15’) and 2’ for private open space (8’); and 4) allow two inch (2”) separation between buildings on the lot in lieu of the 20-foot and 12-foot required passageways.

This housing development is wrong for Atwater Village. Please lend your voice in opposition to this project, specifically to yard adjustments they are seeking. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 26th and now is the time to voice your opposition.

Please email the L.A City Planning Department and our election officials today at the following emails. Click here to send the email, or cut-n-paste: councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org, marisol.salguero@lacity.org, mary.d.rodriguez@lacity.org, marie.rumsey@lacity.org, daryll.mackey@lacity.org.

Please include the Case No.: VTT-72218-SL in all communications…. And encourage your friends and neighbors to voice their opposition to

Click here for hearing notice

Click for the floor plans

Atwater Village Neighborhood Clean-Up, Oct 5th

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ATWATER VILLAGE VOTES ON MAY 21st!

Go vote in the L.A. City Council District 13 election slated for Tuesday, May 21st. This election is important for Atwater Village and other communities that comprise Council District 13. We will end up with a new person to represent us at City Hall and City Council decisions effect every aspect of our neighborhoods, from public safety to infrastructure, traffic, jobs and much more. So please vote… your vote matters!

L.A. City Council District 13 Election
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
7am to 8pm

For more information about the City Council District 13 candidates go to:
http://www.smartvoter.org/2013/05/21/ca/la/race/42/

Click below to for sample voter ballot
http://lavote.net/Locator/ballot/853/48_ENG.PDF

Where to vote? To find your polling place go to:
http://lavote.net/Locator/

THE L.A. RIVER “GRAN LIMPIEZA” IN ATWATER VILLAGE – SUNNYNOOK SITE, MAY 18TH!

Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:00 am to Noon
At the Sunnynook Bridge (Sunnynook Dr & Legion Ln), Central Atwater Village

Join Friends of Atwater Village (along with American Society of Civil Engineers, Oregon State University Alumni Association, Boy Scout Troop #10) for FOLAR’s “Gran Limpieza” to cleanup Atwater’s section of the Los Angeles River. Bring work gloves and lots of energy!

The Sunnynook Footbridge is located in the scenic “Glendale Narrows” in Atwater Village, the central and longest natural area of the LA River. The site features a footbridge over the River with tremendous views. The soft-bottom river has tall willow trees, and plenty of ducks and other water fowl.

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ATWATER VILLAGE, YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

Go vote in the L.A. City Council District 13 election slated for March 5th. This election is important for Atwater Village and other communities that comprise Council District 13. We will end up with a new person to represent us at City Hall and City Council decisions effect every aspect of our neighborhoods, from public safety to infrastructure, traffic, jobs and much more. So please vote… your vote matters!

L.A. City Council District 13 Election

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

7am to 8pm

For more information about the all the City Council District 13 candidates go to:

http://www.smartvoter.org/2013/03/05/ca/la/race/42/

Click below to for sample voter ballot

http://lavote.net/Locator/ballot/841/49_ENG.PDF

Where to vote?  To find your polling place go to:

http://lavote.net/Locator/

Atwater Village Voting Location:

CHEVY CHASE PARK CENTER -CLASSROOM

4165 CHEVY CHASE DR

LOS ANGELES, CA 90039

POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8 P.M.

LOS FELIZ HAND CAR WASH – LOBBY

3013 LOS FELIZ BLVD

LOS ANGELES, CA 90039

POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8 P.M.

RESIDENCE – GARAGE

3739 BOYCE AVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90039

POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8 P.M.

ATWATER AVE ELEMENTARY SCH – AUDITORIUM – RED TABLE

3271 SILVER LAKE BLVD

LOS ANGELES, CA 90039

POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8 P.M.

Candidate Forum – L.A. City Council District 13 Election

The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce (AVCC) is hosting a Candidate Forum for the upcoming L.A. City Council District 13 race. In 2013 our current L.A. City Councilmember, Eric Garcetti (CD13), will be termed-out and Atwater Village (along with other CD13 communities) will end up with a new person to represent us at City Hall. City Council decisions affect almost every aspect of our neighborhoods, from public safety to infrastructure, traffic, jobs and much more. Find out how the candidates stand on local issues important to you.
Got questions for the candidates?
We are soliciting questions from Atwater Village / CD13 stakeholders for our upcoming Candidate Forum. Click here to submit your questions. All questions will be pre-selected prior to the event.
For more information or questions about the Candidate Forum contact the Atwater Village Chamber at:
Tel: 818.732.1413

21st Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Ceremony

2nd Annual Atwater Artwalk

THE L.A. RIVER “GRAN LIMPIEZA” IN ATWATER VILLAGE – SUNNYNOOK SITE, THIS SATURDAY APRIL 28TH!


Saturday, April 28th, 2012
9:00 am to Noon
At the Sunnynook Bridge (Sunnynook Dr & Legion Ln), Central Atwater Village

Join Friends of Atwater Village (and Dahlia Heights Elementary, Echo Park Orinthology Club, and Girl Scout Troop #13151) for FOLAR’s “Gran Limpieza” to cleanup Atwater’s section of the Los Angeles River. Bring work gloves and lots of energy!

The Sunnynook Footbridge is located in the scenic “Glendale Narrows” in Atwater Village, the central and longest natural area of the LA River. The site features a footbridge over the River with tremendous views. The soft-bottom river has tall willow trees, and plenty of ducks and other water fowl.

Click here for more information

Thank You Atwater Village!

Friends of Atwater Village would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make our 2012 Spring Cleanup a success.

Special thanks go to Atwater Village residents Marie Conte, Cynthia Veneuad and Max Rios and to Northland Church members Jamie Olsen and Rene Chun who all worked hard pulling weeds, picking up trash, cleaning tree wells and clearing storm drain covers to make our Village shine.

Another special thanks goes to Luis Lopez Automotive for hosting our cleanup and donating the water used by the MTA for cleaning the sidewalks and bus stops along Fletcher Dr.

Additional thanks go the MTA Metro Team and their workers who trimmed and cleaned up the Bougainvillea at the Glendale Blvd underpass and filled many trash bags of debris along Glendale Blvd. Also, we’d like to thank the Students and Staff Member from Boys Republic for weeding the sidewalks of the entire Hyperion Bridge.

Lastly, thanks to Atwater Grill for providing lunch for the volunteers as a thank you for weeding the planters in front of their business. The lunch was delicious and it was a nice to have participation and acknowledgement of appreciation from a merchant.

Thank you again for helping make our Village sparkle n’ shine.

Friends of Atwater Village will participate in the 23rd Annual Los Angeles River Gran Limpieza on Saturday April 28th. Our site will be the Sunnynook Bridge and we hope to see you there!