Curbside Bulky Item Pickup

Editor’s note: Reposting from LA Sanitation’s public agency post on NextDoor. Please note that bulky item pick up in Kentwood is on trash day and you need to submit your request several days ahead of time. Using the 311 app or submitting your request on the web is super easy. Please be a good neighbor and plan accordingly.

Did you know that your refuse bill already includes UNLIMITED bulky item pickups? You can schedule bulky item pick-up in a variety of ways:

  • Use the MyLA311 app
  • Call our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489
  • Call the City’s Hotline by dialing 3-1-1
  • Visit our website at www.lacitysan.org (LA Sanitation services only)
  • Visit the MyLA311 website at www.myla311.lacity.org (all City services)

We know that some residents like to place unwanted items outside in the hopes that someone in need may take it. While the gesture is very kind, it can quickly create blight in your neighborhood.

If your item could be used by someone else, we recommend calling a charity to pick up the item. If it cannot be used again, then we ask that you call us to schedule pickup BEFORE placing the item curbside.

Whether the item is yours and you want to schedule a pickup OR the item was illegally dumped in your neighborhood, please reach out and we would be happy to assist you.

You can learn more about Bulky Items at http://bit.ly/bulkyitemsLA

Last Call To Meet The Grinder Developer

Grinder rendering from PLUC presentation

The developer of the Grinder property is bringing his team to KHG’s board meeting next week on Tuesday, February 13th.

Come out and get the latest updates on this project. Bring your questions, concerns and/or kudos and be heard. The developer recently reported that he expects approval soon from the City. This might be your last chance to be heard.

The meeting will be held in the Community Room at Continue reading Last Call To Meet The Grinder Developer

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, Continue reading Grinder Development Update

A Preview Of The Grinder Project

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I attended the Neighborhood Council Planning & Land Use Committee (“PLUC”) meeting last night. The owner of the property at 8521 S. Sepulveda (the former Grinder restaurant location) presented an introduction to its proposed apartment project. Below are my notes. There was a lot of information presented in a short amount of time. 🙂

Project Summary

  • This is an SB1818 project, which means that it is a high density project developed under State Law in exchange for leasing 10% of the units to low income tenants
  • The owner/developer is a family-owned company from the Valley; this is their first westside project
  • The owner was unable to acquire the JiffyLube/gas station, so the project is being built in an L-shape
  • 87 units are proposed with 8 units designated as low income
  • In exchange for the low income units, the developer is requesting:
    • An increase in FAR (floor area ratio = square footage of building to lot size) of 3:1 rather than 1.5:1 (double the allowable FAR)
    • 20% decrease in required amount of open space (6900′ instead of 8625′)
    • A Community Design Overlay (CDO) variance for 75’/ 5-stories
  • Ingress/egress is on Manchester with no frontage on 85th Place
  • 1000′ of first floor space will be devoted to two commercial spaces (required by law)
  • There is a 10′ slope change on the lot, meaning the height on Sepulveda will be 70′ and 78′ on Manchester
  • Parking is subterranean
  • There is a roof deck on the southeast side
  • Traffic Study is in process
  • State-mandated parking is 1/2 parking spot per bedroom (46 spots)

Continue reading A Preview Of The Grinder Project

Proposed Project And Presentation Regarding The Grinder Property

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We received the email below from Councilman Bonin’s Senior Planner, Ezra Gale regarding the proposed multi-family development at the old Grinder property.

Please note that there will be an informational presentation on July 18th at 6:30 at 7166 Manchester Ave.

This is the usual Neighborhood Council PLUC meeting. Check their website closer to meeting time for the meeting agenda. The Grinder presentation may not be the first order of business. The agenda has not yet been posted, so we can’t provide a direct link at this time.

The email:

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to our office regarding the proposed development at 8521 Sepulveda, the site of the former Grinder restaurant. The Councilman has not taken a position on the project, values your feedback and thoughts, and look forward to a robust community discussion on the proposal.

As with all substantive projects in the Westchester and Playa del Rey communities, the project applicant will present several times before Continue reading Proposed Project And Presentation Regarding The Grinder Property

Burglaries Are On The Rise In Westchester & Kentwood

Sadly, burglaries are on the rise in Westchester and specifically, Kentwood. LAPD Burglary Detective Robyn Salazar was invited recently to present an update to the Neighborhood Council and the following is a summary of that presentation published by the NC on its website:

At the Neighborhood Council of Westchester / Playa meeting on April 4, Los Angeles Police Department Burglary Detective Robyn Salazar provided residents with a crime update and encouraged them to stay vigilant against a new wave of burglars who are seeking soft targets.  Burglaries have increased significantly since the passage of Proposition 47, she said, because burglars who used to get as much as seven years in prison for their crimes now find themselves back on the streets in a matter of months.

At the Neighborhood Council of Westchester / Playa meeting on April 4, Los Angeles Police Department Burglary Detective Robyn Salazar provided residents with a crime update and encouraged them to stay vigilant against a new wave of burglars who are seeking soft targets.  Burglaries have increased significantly since the passage of Proposition 47, she said, because burglars who used to get as much as seven years in prison for their crimes now find themselves back on the streets in Continue reading Burglaries Are On The Rise In Westchester & Kentwood

New R1 Zoning For Kentwood Effective March 17th

The Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) governing R-1 remodels and new builds in Kentwood is expiring. It is being replaced with Ordinance No. 184811. The Ordinance assigns the new R1V2 zone to Kentwood. R1V2 and the other new applicable rules can be found here.

Please note that our new zone, R1V2, was called “R1Vnew” during the public hearing process. Don’t confuse our new R1V2 with the more restrictive R1V2 discussed at the public hearings. That zoning category is now called R1V3.