Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Comment Earning Its Own Post

Here is a comment left by 'anonymous' to a previous post.
"Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Odds and Ends 132":
per the next RPV staff report: a revised EIR for Ponte Vista is going to be circulated by the City of LA by the end of the year. Mr. Fox met with Mr. Oswald and he said they are working on a new project that is less than 1,395 units. guess we'll just have to wait and see."
What makes this comment so very important to me is that it is the first reliable indication I have seen that illustrates that the new plan for Ponte Vista contains fewer than 1,395 units.
Mr. Oswald seems to be reasonable and realistic and believable. Mr. Fox has worked for the benefit of R.P.V. residents during all the processes related to Ponte Vista at San Pedro and he has proven to be a trustworthy person who has the best interests of our city at heart.
Now how many fewer units Mr. Ted Fentin is now considering is not known to me at this time. I can imagine it is no where near my idea of no more than 832 units, but it may turn out to be a number of units closer to 1,200. That number may be a trigger figure that would garner enough favor with Ms. Hahn and others to change their opinions on the Project.
Yes, we will just have to wait and see.
I hope that because this is September 1 and it is most probably the month that the Outreach Team will reveal and market the new plans, our wait and see time should shorten.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

here is the direct excerpt from the staff report, which is to be presented to the council at the next meeting:

Ponte Vista Project at Former Navy Housing Site, Los Angeles (San Pedro)
On August 4,2009, Planning Staff and the City Manager met with the developer's interview
facilitator, Jim Oswald. We expressed our continued concerns about the traffic impacts
and proposed density of the revised 1,395-unit project. Mr. Oswald indicated that the
developer was in discussions with the Department of City Planning on a proposal with
fewer units, although no firm number had yet been reached. He also indicated that the
project's Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was going to be revised and recirculated by
the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Oswald said that the developer hoped to have a revised
proposal to present to the public by Fall 2009.
On August 13, 2009, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (CPC) received a status
update on the project from the Department of City Planning. Since there was no formal
revised project to be discussed by the CPC, Staff did not attend the meeting. However, we
understand that the project planner, David Olivo, told the CPC that Planning Staff has met
several times with the developer to go over development concepts in light of the Planning
Staff-recommended guidelines and parameters that were presented to the CPC at the
previous public hearing in April 2009. Mr. Olivo said that he expects another couple of
months of dialogue with the developer before the revised project is finalized and the
revised EIR is re-circulated. Staff will continue to monitor this project in future Border
Issues reports.