Neighbors from Los Feliz working together to address concerns and developments affecting our community.
What we can do as a community:
Write policymakers about our concerns as a community:
1. Reject the current permit and development proposals.
This means not ot eliminating the alleyway connecting Hillhurst & Lyman Pl.
2. Redesign the "City Lights Los Feliz" development proposal to a smaller scale to fit local buildings and/or incorporate the existing historic Hollywood Ford building on site.
3. Increase parking within the development site for both tenants and retail customers.
Contact these policymakers, officials, and committees about your concerns with
the City Lights development at Hollywood & Hillhurst:
Tom LaBonge - Councilmember, 4th District - firstname.lastname@example.org - (213) 485-3337
Renee Weitzer - Chief of Land Use Planning, South - email@example.com
Monique Acosta - Planning Assoc., Dept. of City Planning - firstname.lastname@example.org - 213-978-1173
Leo Ray - LAPD Northeast Division Senior Lead Officer - email@example.com
Tomas Carranza - LADOT planning for Council District 13 - Tomas.firstname.lastname@example.org - 213-972-8476
Tim Fremaux - Transportation rep for Council District 13 - email@example.com
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti - firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council & Los Feliz Improvement Association:
Please feel free to use this letter
(PDF) as a template to voice your concerns:
To whom it may concern:
Im writing on behalf of myself and many other community members who ask that you do not accept the current development proposal
for the mixed use project to be located at 4503-4531 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA, 90027 as proposed by Chandler Pratt & Partners.
As a community we encourage conscientious and relevant development in our neighborhood, however, the “City Lights Los Feliz” proposal meets neither of those prerequisites. They plan to remove the alleyway that divides the two properties, and then tie the lots together to further reduce mobility and access to the community. The design of the project is not consistent with the historical architecture, and is simply a cookie cutter development without any reference to our community.
But what is most concerning is the placement of the development at an intersection of 6 already over-burdened streets. The parking needs of 200+ residents and hundreds of customers and employees which will exacerbate the already overcrowded neighborhood. The developers have also made the dubious claim that their traffic impact studies indicate that there will be no extra burden on the intersection by building a 6-story 202 apartment complex stacked on top of a front facing retail strip mall.
This development does not have any consideration for the community or local businesses who strive to maintain a friendly, welcoming, and accessible aesthetic in Los Feliz. We encourage you to reject the current proposal from Chandler Pratt & Partners and Rosenheim & Associates. We also encourage you to suggest incorporating a more historic art deco design with a smaller scale of building plan to preserve the historic and beautiful landscape that welcomes locals and tourists to Griffith Park and the Los Feliz hills. If this proposal goes forward as is it will sacrifice beauty and community for the sake of urban sprawl.
Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to cooperating with you in the future to build a better Los Angeles.