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File #: 22-1056    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Public Hearing
File created: 5/11/2022 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 5/25/2022 Final action: 5/25/2022
Title: PC - PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit to allow continuation of an existing private school at 3430 McManus Avenue (Project).
Attachments: 1. 2022-05-25_ATT-1. Proposed PC Resolution 3430 McManus Echo Horison.pdf, 2. 2022-05-25_ATT-2. Vicinity Map_3430 McManus Echo Horison CUP.pdf, 3. 2022-05-25_ATT-3. Project Summary_3430 McManus Echo Horison CUP.pdf, 4. 2022-05-25_ATT-4. Preliminary Development Plans_3430 McManus Echo Horison CUP.pdf, 5. 2022-05-25_ATT-5. School Background Operations _3430 McManus Echo Horison CUP.pdf, 6. 2022-05-25_ATT-6. Parking Management Plan _3430 McManus Echo Horison CUP.pdf, 7. 2022-05-25_ATT-7. Circulation Drop Off Pick Up _3430 McManus Echo Horison CUP.pdf
PC - PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit to allow continuation of an existing private school at 3430 McManus Avenue (Project).

Meeting Date: May 25, 2022

Contact Person/Dept: Jose Mendivil, Associate Planner
Erika Ramirez, Current Planning Manager

Phone Number: 310-253-5757

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 (05/19/22); (Posted) City Website (05/04/22); (Mailed) Property owners and occupants within a 500-foot radius (05/04/22).

Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director, (05/12/22)


Staff recommends the Planning Commission adopt a resolution adopting a Categorical Exemption and approving Conditional Use Permit P2022-0081-CUP, subject to conditions of approval, to allow the continued operation of an existing private school.


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, providing the Applicant the first opportunity to speak, followed by the general public.

3. Chair seeks a motion to close the public hearing after all testimony has been presented.

4. Planning Commission discusses the matter and arrives at its decision.



Echo Horizon School/Echo Foundation ("Applicant" or "School") operates an existing private school with 19 classrooms serving 185 students in grades Pre-K through 6th Grade at 3430 McManus Avenue. The School includes students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) as well as students that do not have hearing disabilities. Fifteen percent (15%) of Echo Horizon's students are DHH and use hearing technology. The Applicant requests a Conditional Use...

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