Grinder Development Update

Rendering Of Finished Project

The developer for 8521 Sepulveda Blvd. met with KHG representatives last week to present an update on the project. This lot is commonly known as “The Grinder Property” and is the L-shaped lot around the Jiffy Lube at Manchester/Sepulveda. This lot falls within the boundaries of KHG.

As previously reported, the developer is proposing 87 units with eight units set aside for low income tenants.  By law, only 1/2 parking spot per bedroom is required and this is what the developer originally proposed.

After concerns were raised by both KHG and PLUC, the developer worked with DOT to add more parking to the proposal, and the developer’s consultant reports that he is 99% sure they can get 80-82 spots approved.

Concerns were also previously raised about proposed roof decks and privacy for Kentwood residents along 85th Place. The developer hired a drone photographer to show views from various rooftop locations. Those drone photos can be seen in the presentation slides used at our meeting.

A continuing concern is how moving and delivery trucks will be handled. The developer’s current proposal is street deliveries on Manchester.

Nothing has been approved by the City, but we were told that approval is imminent.

Do you have questions or concerns about the project? Time is running out to be heard. Please plan on joining us at our next Board meeting on Tuesday, February 13th, where the developer and his team will be our guests to take your questions.

The meeting will be held at the usual location at 8900 S. Emerson Avenue (Fire Station #5 Community Room).

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