Tag: Park Mile Specific Plan

Nuisance house is demolished, another appeal filed

Nuisance house is demolished, another appeal filed

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

After more than a decade of neighbors’ complaints, cleanup is underway at the unsightly house at 610 S. Van Ness Ave. Surrounded by palm-frond fences, the derelict structure adjoins two lots previously filled with a collection of rusty old cars. In mid-July, demolition of the house finally was underway. When the three lots have been […]

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Van Ness project moves forward

Van Ness project moves forward

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Park Mile Design Review Board on Dec. 22 voted to recommend to the city planning director that he approve the proposed 12-unit townhouse condominium project on Van Ness Ave., between Sixth St. and Wilshire Blvd. The project is being developed by Michael Winter at the site of the long-derelict house and parking lots at […]

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Townhouses to replace dilapidated house, parking lot

Townhouses to replace dilapidated house, parking lot

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For at least two decades, activist Windsor Square neighbor Margaret Sowma complained to the city about unauthorized construction at 610 S. Van Ness Ave., just across the street from her Van Ness townhouse condominium south of Sixth St. and north of Fire Station 29. The across-the-street owner even hand-built a third floor of some sort […]

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Park Mile Specific Plan has protected area residents for 37 years

Park Mile Specific Plan has protected area residents for 37 years

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The revelation in last month’s article (“A neighbor’s correspondence seeks Park Mile change”) concerning Brookside resident Jan Wieringa’s letter to the city brings up the issue of whether the Park Mile Specific Plan should be changed, as implied by her letter. She wrote that she “would like to see many mitigations made to the development […]

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CIM proposal for Farmers Insurance property submitted

CIM proposal for Farmers Insurance property submitted

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

With additional changes made to address concerns from Brookside residents, CIM Group submitted plans for the former Farmers Insurance property on Oct. 26 to the City Planning Dept. The review process for the new residential development—which includes the former Farmers Insurance tower and surface parking lots—is expected to take up to a year. The most […]

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Letters on the Park Mile Specific Plan

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

From April 26-28, 2014, nearly fifty neighbors took the time to write to the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council about preserving the Park Mile Specific Plan that governs land use north and south of Wilshire Boulevard between Wilton Place and Highland Avenue. With SUBJECT lines like “No Park Mile Plan Variance!”, “Park Mile Plan / No […]

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