WE ARE AGAINST THE BELMONT PROJECT AS PROPOSED

There is no good reason why this project cannot be revised to 6-Stories from the proposed 12-Stories, as specified in the Westwood-Wilshire Specific Plan, or reduce the proposed 20,000 sq ft. administration/school facility, which would substantially increase the traffic in the neighborhood.  The surrounding neighborhood streets will never be the same! 

Please take a walk by the property at 10822 Wilshire and 10812 Ashton Ave and see for yourself the insufficiency of space for this proposed project.

 

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Call Councilman Koretz's office:

(213) 473-7005

or Email:

paul.koretz@lacity.org

Please cc:

daniel.skolnick@lacity.org and

joan.pelico@lacity.org

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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.

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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.

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THE FACTS

 

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 second 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”

 
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WHERE IS THIS HAPPENING?

 

Westwood Presbyterian Church at 10822 Wilshire Blvd & 10812 W. Ashton Avenue


In the narrow parking lot just east of the church structure. There will be an entrance off Wilshire Blvd. for resident and guest drop-off, as well as subterranean parking. Exit will be both onto Wilshire and east on Ashton, the residential street on the southeast side of the property.


The main entrance for the proposed pre-school/administration offices and eldercare facilities will be via Ashton Avenue off Malcolm Avenue.

 
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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

 
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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


PROPOSED EXCAVATION


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

WILSHIRE IS ALREADY ONE OF THE BUSIEST BOULEVARDS IN THE CITY. EACH NEW STRUCTURE ADDS TO THE SOUND AND WIND TUNNEL EFFECT, IMPACTING SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

BELMONT ALREADY OPERATES A BUILDING FOUR BLOCKS FURTHER EAST ON WILSHIRE THAT WAS HELD TO THE SIX STORY LIMIT. BELMONT IS A PRIVATELY HELD TEXAS CORPORATION.

 

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.

 

WHY IS OUR MISSION SO IMPORTANT?

 

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)

 

YOU CAN HAVE A SAY IN HOW THIS CITY GROWS, WITH SENSIBLE DEVELOPMENT THAT ADHERES TO A SPECIFIC PLAN ESTABLISHED AFTER YEARS OF LABORED EVALUATION AND CONSULTATION. JOIN OUR PETITION AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!