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Support the Bev Hills Ordinance Requiring City Review of Hillside Megamansion Developments

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We will deliver this to the City for the Council meeting Aug 16th 7pm at City Hall.  Residents want this passed - we just have to let them know!!

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Excerpt from the Planning Commission report:

“Over the last two years, both the Planning Commission and City Council have raised concerns regarding hillside development and an increasing reliance by property owners on grading and retaining walls to facilitate larger projects.

The concerns include increased mass and scale of new construction, degradation of natural hillside contours, increased construction impacts, and the potential of projects to create slope destabilization.”

The current standards do not include a minimum size for portions of level pad for the purposes of calculating maximum floor area allowed on a property, and in some instances retaining walls are constructed in series to create 3-foot wide of level pad that are used to increase the amount of floor area that may be constructed on a property.”

We, the undersigned, support the City’s proposed Hillside Development Ordinance that limits the scale of construction and amount of hauling permitted on hillside properties without additional City Planning Commission approval of an R-1 Permit.

The proposed Ordinance provides the following new restrictions:

·        Reduces by 50% the “by-right” limit of export/import from any single site to 1,500 cubic yards (from its current 3,000 cubic yards) in a 5 year period for those properties adjacent to a narrow street, less than 24 feet wide, such as Loma Linda Drive.

·        Reduces the scale of hillside construction by requiring a minimum level pad size of 20 feet in any direction in order to apply the area towards calculating the maximum floor area for a building.

·        Limits the maximum cumulative floor area of a building located off of the existing level pad to 1,000 square feet.

We believe that these new restrictions are necessary to limit the development of excessive mansions on steep hillsides, and to reduce the number of hauling trips on narrow streets, in order to maintain a safe environment for our families and to preserve the appropriate scale of new development.

We support that the provisions of this Ordinance should apply to all new construction in our community.

We implore the City Planning Commission and City Council to approve the Hillside Development Ordinance and maintain the integrity of our neighborhoods.


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