SAVE THE DATE!
FOLLOW-UP TO DESIGN REVIEW BOARD (DRB) MEETING
DECEMBER 16, 2020
Agenda & instructions for the ZOOM Meeting to follow soon
Your participation at November's DRB meeting was greatly appreciated and we believe that WNSG was very well represented. All who voiced objections to Belmont’s project did so sensibly and convincingly judging by the outcome of the meeting. It resulted in a "no vote" on the project that night. Another meeting is now scheduled on December 16th and Belmont was asked to go back to the “drawing board” and resolve some of the Design Review Board’s concerns about the project.
SAVE THE DATE
DECEMBER 16TH @ 6:00 PM
Agenda & instructions for the ZOOM Meeting to follow soon.
Thank you for your continuing support and we look forward to hearing from you at the next Zoom Design Review Board meeting on December 16th at 6:00 pm.
Best regards & stay safe,
Westwood Neighbors for Sensible Growth
Questions? Email: email@example.com
HOW YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW
WHO ARE WE?
We are a community-based coalition registered as a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation which has organized to stop the proposed Belmont Senior Living project as filed. We are your neighbors who want to see the area grow in a responsible manner.
SAVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
STOP DEVELOPER’S GREED!
Our mission is to ensure the proposed development by Belmont Village and the Westwood Presbyterian Church at 10822 Wilshire Blvd. and 10812 Ashton Avenue, adheres to the development policies of the Wilshire-Westwood Scenic Corridor Specific Plan as well as the residential zoning regulations.
Belmont's proposal would set a dangerous precedent for the entire neighborhood.
Westwood Presbyterian Church is offering a 99-year lease to Belmont Senior Living to build a 12-story building (plus 14 feet for infrastructure on the rooftop) surrounding the existing church, which violates the Wilshire-Westwood Scenic Corridor Specific Plan.
Of equal concern is a proposed third structure at 19,567 sq. feet (7,442 sq. ft. is allowed) for the pre-school/administration offices all in a R-1 "residential" zone on the south end of the lot.
The list of additional deviations is listed under “Why You Must support WNSG”
WHERE IS THIS HAPPENING?
Westwood Presbyterian Church at 10822 Wilshire Blvd & 10812 W. Ashton Avenue
There will be an entrance off Wilshire Blvd. to access the 3-story subterranean parking.
The main entrance for the proposed pre-school/administration offices and eldercare facilities will be via Ashton Avenue off Malcolm Avenue.
WHY IS THIS AN ISSUE FOR WESTWOOD
If we allow Belmont Village & Westwood Presbyterian Church to break the rules today, then this can happen anywhere in Westwood and the single-family residential areas spanning from Sunset Blvd to Santa Monica Blvd tomorrow.
All of the Westwood area is at risk
IF THIS PROJECT SUCCEEDS
IT SETS A TREACHEROUS PRECEDENT FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD’S FUTURE
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT OUR STREETS?
MORE TRAFFIC, MORE ACCIDENTS!
NOT ENOUGH PARKING ON RESIDENTIAL STREETS!
In order to address parking compliance to provide the appropriate number of spaces, they are requesting fewer spaces in a 3-level subterranean structure and substituting with bike spaces! Additionally, this subterranean parking will be partially located in R-1 Zone
18-wheel dump trucks will enter and exit via Wilshire Blvd approximately every 6 minutes, Monday through Saturday 7:00 am to 4:00 p.m. daily. They will head east on Wilshire to go south on Beverly Glen and then west onto Santa Monica Blvd to access the 405 freeway. So, expect more trucks, more dirt, more noise and industrial traffic on your streets.
HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE?
BELMONT VILLAGE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW
Belmont is seeking to evade the required EIR (Environmental Impact Report) under the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) depriving the public of information about the true environmental impacts and a range of reasonable alternatives.
ELD – Eldercare Facility Unified Permit.
CUP - Conditional Use Permit for a Specific Use of Land is a zoning exception which allows the property owner use of his land in a way not otherwise permitted within the area’s zoning district.
WHY IS OUR MISSION SO IMPORTANT?
AND WHY YOU MUST SUPPORT
WESTWOOD NEIGHBORS FOR SENSIBLE GROWTH
This Belmont Project is too large and too intrusive within the residential neighborhood surrounding it. Our voices must be loud and clear: We must not allow Belmont and the church to sneak under existing regulatory radar by using the “eldercare unified permit process” and the “conditional use permit”.
SOME OF BELMONT’S REQUESTED DEVIATIONS
157’ = 12+ stories (and 14 more feet for rooftop infrastructure) in lieu of 75’ = 6 stories
Parking compliance – proposing building 198 parking spaces instead of the 505 parking spaces required for the size of this facility
Subterranean parking garage partially located in R-1 Zoning (single family home)
Set-back reductions – 5 feet between neighboring lots
Second structure proposed, south lot, for church preschool & administration offices within R-1 Zoning (single family residence). 34’ HEIGHT in lieu of the allowed 28’ HEIGHT And floor area of 19,567 sq. ft. in lieu of allowed 7,442 sq. ft.
Waiver of dedication: for Fire Department (public right-of-way)