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File #: 20-635    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Public Hearing
File created: 1/2/2020 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 1/22/2020 Final action: 1/22/2020
Title: PC - Consideration of a City-Initiated Zoning Code Amendment Modifying Development Standards for the Single-Family (R1) Residential Zone.
Attachments: 1. 2020-01-22_ATT - Planning Commission Resolution No. 2020-P001 and Exhibit A.pdf, 2. 2020-01-22_ATT – Joint Study Session Minutes 05_08_2019.pdf, 3. 2020-01-22_ATT – Summer 2018 and Fall 2019 Community Meeting Summaries.pdf, 4. 2020-01-22_ATT – Proposed Residential Hillside Overlay Map Area.pdf, 5. 2020-01-22_ATT – Public Comment Received Prior to Agenda Confirmation.pdf, 6. 2020-01-22_ATT – JKA Key Recommendations Memorandum.pdf
PC - Consideration of a City-Initiated Zoning Code Amendment Modifying Development Standards for the Single-Family (R1) Residential Zone.
Meeting Date: January 22, 2019
Contact Person/Dept: Michael Allen/Current Planning Manager
William Kavadas/Assistant Planner

Phone Number: (310) 253-5706 / (310) 253-5727
Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]
Public Hearing: [X] Action Item: [] Attachments: [X]
Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas -Planning Commission (1/16/20); (Posted) City Website (01/02/2020); Single-Family Residential Study Email List Serve (01/02/2020); Gov Delivery (01/02/2020); NextDoor (01/02/2020); (Published in) Culver City News (01/02/2020).
Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (01/09/2020)
Staff recommends the Planning Commission adopt a resolution recommending to the City Council approval of a Zoning Code Text Amendment modifying development standards for the Single-Family (R1) Residential Zone.


1. Chair calls on staff for a brief staff report and the Planning Commission poses questions to staff as desired.
2. Chair opens the public hearing and receives comments from the general public.
3. Chair seeks a motion to close the public hearing after all testimony has been presented.
4. Commission discusses the matter and arrives at its decision.


On July 10, 2017, John Kaliski Architects (JKA) was retained to conduct a citywide development study to address neighborhood concerns regarding overdevelopment in the single-family residential zones. JKA's work also included a specific review of the Culver Crest Hillside Neighborhood regarding overdevelopment and geological conditions. The Culver Crest Hillside Overlay Zone was adopted February 11, 2019 and addressed specific hillside conditions and a related Building Code am...

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