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Agenda For Upcoming Board Meeting – Tues, Oct 10th

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Firestation #5 Community Room
8900 S. Emerson Avenue

1. Call to Order

2. Officer Reports

a) Secretary’s Report – Review and approve minutes for May, June & September

b) Treasurer’s Report

3. Committee Reports

a) Architectural Committee

b) Outreach Committee

4. Operation Manager’s Report – Assessment Update

5. New Business

a) Annual Budget & Policy Statement

b) Fiscal Year Clarification

c) Fine Policy Update & Bylaws Amendment

6. Old Business – Formal Vote on Opt-Out Method to Satisfy June Minutes

7. Community Comments

8. Adjourn Meeting

Agenda For Upcoming Board Meeting – Tues, Sept 19th

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Firestation #5 Community Room
8900 S. Emerson Avenue

1. Call to Order

2. Officer Reports

a) President’s Report – recap Davis Stirling Board Training

b) Secretary’s Report – review and approve minutes for May – Aug

c) Treasurer’s Report

3. Committee Reports

a) Architectural Committee

b) Outreach Committee

4. Operation Manager’s Report

a) Possible Office Move

b)  Escrow Update

c)  Approval of Assessment Letter & Assessment Process Review

5. New Business – Presentation by Grinder Property Developer

6. Old Business – none

7. Community Comments

8. Adjourn Meeting

Agenda for Upcoming Board Meeting – Tues, August 8th

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Firestation #5 Community Room
8900 S. Emerson Avenue

1. Call to Order

2. Officer Reports

a) Secretary’s Report – approve minutes for May 9, 2017 (changes), June 13, 2017 & July 8, 2017

b) Treasurer’s Report

3. Committee Reports

a) Architectural Committee – plan review update; Grinder property update

b) Outreach Committee

4. Operation Manager’s Report

a) Uptick in member complaints; requests for KHG involvement – dead trees, high hedges, nuisances

b)  Escrow update

c)  New Board Training with Adams Stirling

5. New Business – none

6. Old Business – none

7. Community Comments

8. Adjourn Meeting

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

Comments Policy For This Website

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As you know, our Association has a very low dues structure and, consequently, a very lean budget.

Although we would love to encourage active conversa-tion by and between visitors to our website, we simply don’t have the bandwidth to lead a moderated conversation.

If you read a blog post on this site and want to state an opinion, please leave a comment on the post. Your comment will not be published, but it will be reviewed by one or more of our Board members and you will be contacted with a response as appropriate.

And yes, you can comment below on this policy. 🙂

Agenda for Upcoming Board Meeting – Tues, July 11th

Kentwood Home Guardians Agenda
Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Firestation #5 Community Room
8900 S. Emerson Avenue

1. Call to Order

2. Officer Reports

a) Secretary’s Report – approve minutes for May 9, 2017 & June 13, 2017

b) Treasurer’s Report – bank account update

3. Committee Reports

a) Architectural Committee – plan review update; Grinder property update

b) Outreach Committee – Facebook page; website comments moderation

4. Operation Manager’s Report

a) Neighborhood canvas report

b) Uptick in member complaints; requests for KHG involvement

c)  Report on transfer fee income

5. New Business – none

6. Old Business – Old Westchester firestation update

7. Community Comments

8. Adjourn Meeting