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PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BEFORE THE CITY OF TORRANCE PLANNING COMMISSION AT 7:00 P.M., August 5, 2020 VIA TELECONFERENCE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, ON THE FOLLOWING MATTERS:

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CUP20-01002, DIV20-01001, PRE20-01007, ZON20-01001: Petition of LINDA L. DIAS, TRUSTEE for approval of a Conditional Use Permit and Precise Plan of Development to allow the construction of a 15-unit residential condominium development that exceeds a Floor Area Ratio of 0.6 to 1, in conjunction with a Tentative Tract Map for condominium purposes, and a Zone Change from C3-PP (Solely Commercial District, Precise Plan Overlay) to C2-PP (General Commercial District, Precise Plan Overlay), on property located in the C3-PP Zone at 18333/18419 Western Avenue (APN 4096-019-055). This project is Categorically Exempt from CEQA per Guidelines Sections 15332 – In-Fill Development, and Final Environmental Impact Report State Clearinghouse No. 2008111046 – 2009 Torrance General Plan Update.

PRE20-01002: Petition of STEVE TRUDNOWSKI CONSTRUCTION (PAUL & SHELLY BELLANTE) for approval of a Precise Plan of Development to allow first and second story additions to an existing one-story single-family residence on property located within the Hillside Overlay District in the R-1 Zone at 5451 Sharynne Lane. This project is Categorically Exempt from CEQA per Guidelines Section 15301 – Existing Facilities.

PRE20-01003:  Petition of DAVID A. COLE (MAKIO SATO) for approval of a Precise Plan of Development to allow first and second story additions to an existing one-story single-family residence on property located within the Hillside Overlay District in the R-1 Zone at 20720 Annrita Avenue. This project is Categorically Exempt from CEQA per Guidelines Section 15301- Existing Facilities.

 PRE20-01006: Petition of ARMEN TUTUNDZHYAN (MICHAEL CASILLAS) for approval of a Precise Plan of Development to allow the extension of a roof ridge on an existing one-story single-family residence on property located within the Hillside Overlay District in the R-1 Zone at 4134 Paseo de las Tortugas. This project is Categorically Exempt from CEQA per Guidelines Section 15301- Existing Facilities.

 MOD20-00001:  Petition of ROBERT KERR, AIA (ARCHDIOCESE OF LA EDUCATION AND WELFARE CORP.:  ST. CATHERINE LABOURE) for approval of a Modification of a previously approved Conditional Use Permit (CUP95-00018) to allow the construction of a new classroom building and the installation of temporary modular classrooms at an existing school on property located in the C-2 and R-3 Zone at 16831 Ainsworth Avenue.  This project is Categorically Exempt from CEQA per Guidelines Section 15314 – Minor Additions.

In compliance with Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20, which suspended portions of the Brown Act, Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-33-20 (Stay At Home Order issued March 19, 2020), and the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer's Safer at Home Order (revised May 29, 2020), members of the Torrance Planning Commission and Staff will participate in the public hearing via teleconference or other electronic means in our continuing effort to practice social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the public may view and participate in the hearing via Zoom by registering  at:  https://bit.ly/32J6ATy or  https//us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_by65mhGNTY-mhX7YpWnwtw 

Members of the public may participate before the hearing by emailing PlanningCommission@TorrranceCA.Gov and write “Public Comment” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include the item number “12A” and/or title of this item with your comments. All comments emailed by 2:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting will be included as a “Supplemental” and uploaded to https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/community-development/planning-/planning-commission/notice-of-public-hearing. Comments received after 2:00 p.m. will be uploaded the following day to the previously noted web address.

Please note location and method of hearing may change

The location and method by which the hearing may be held is subject to change pursuant to the Governor's Stay At Home Order and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Safer At Home Order.  In the event that the Orders are changed to allow for in-person attendance or remote viewing/participation rooms, then the public hearing on this matter may be heard at one or more of the following locations:

  1. City Council Chambers located at 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503; or
  2. Toyota Meeting Hall located at 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503; or
  3. James Armstrong Theatre located at 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503; or
  4. George Nakano Theatre located at 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503; or
  5. Ken Miller Recreation Center located at 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503; or
  6. West Annex Commission Meeting Room located at 3031 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503.

Material can be reviewed in person at the Permit Center in the Community Development Department at 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503. The agenda will be posted on the Public Notice Board at 3031 Torrance Boulevard and online at https://www.torranceca.gov/our-city/community-development/planning-/planning-commission/notice-of-public-hearing. All persons interested in any of the above matters are requested to submit their comments to the Community Development Department, City Hall, 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503 or via e-mail to PlanningCommission@TorranceCA.Gov.

If you challenge any of the above matters in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Community Development Department or the office of the City Clerk, prior to the public hearing and further, by the terms of Resolution No. 88-19, you may be limited to ninety (90) days in which to commence such legal action pursuant to Section 1094.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development Department at 310.618.5990.  If you need a special hearing device to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 310.618.2870.  Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  [28CFR35.102-35.104 ADA Title II]

For further information, contact the PLANNING DIVISION of the Community Development Department at 310.618.5990.