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SEC. 11.5.7.  SPECIFIC PLAN PROCEDURES.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 173,455, Eff. 9/22/00.)
 
   A.   Definition, Purpose and Objectives.  (Amended by Ord. No. 173,492, Eff. 10/10/00.)  A specific plan is a regulatory land use ordinance specifically designated in the ordinance as a specific plan.  A specific plan shall provide by ordinance regulatory controls or incentives for the systematic execution of the General Plan and shall provide for public needs, convenience and general welfare.  Except as otherwise provided by this section, procedures for the establishment, amendment or repeal of specific plans are set forth in Section 12.32.
 
   The objectives of this section are as follows:
 
   1.   To establish uniform citywide procedures for review of applications for projects within specific plan areas in accordance with applicable specific plan requirements and the City Charter; and
 
   2.   To establish uniform citywide standards and criteria for processing applications for exceptions from, amendments to and interpretations of specific plans.
 
   B.   Relationship To Provisions of Specific Plans.  If any procedure established in a specific plan conflicts with any procedure set forth in this section, the provisions of this section shall prevail.
 
   1.   Definitions.  For the purpose of this section, the following words and phrases are defined as follows:
 
   Project Permit Compliance shall mean a decision by the Director that a project complies with the regulations of the applicable specific plan, either as submitted or with conditions imposed to achieve compliance.
 
   Project Permit Adjustment shall mean a decision on a project by the Director granting a minor adjustment from certain specific plan regulations, subject to the limitations specified by this section.
 
   2.   Application Procedure.
 
   (a)   Application, Form and Contents.  To apply for a Project Permit Compliance, a Project Permit Adjustment, modification of a Project Permit Compliance, specific plan exception, or to request a specific plan amendment or specific plan interpretation, an applicant shall file an application with the Department of City Planning, on a form provided by the Department, and include all information required by the instructions on the application and any applicable adopted guidelines.  Prior to deeming the application complete, the Director shall determine and, if necessary, advise the applicant of the processes to be followed and fees to be paid.
 
   (b)   Application Fees.  The application fees for a Project Permit Compliance, Project Permit Adjustment, specific plan exception, request for a specific plan amendment and specific plan interpretation shall be as set forth in Section 19.01J.
 
   C.   Project Permit Compliance Review - Director of Planning With Appeal to the Area Planning Commission.
 
   1.   Director’s Authority.  The Director shall have the initial decision-making authority to decide whether an application for a project within a specific plan area is in conformance with the regulations established by this subsection and in compliance with applicable regulations of the specific plan.  In addition, the Director shall have the authority to determine what type of projects are exempt from these Project Permit Compliance procedures based on exemption provisions and other regulations contained in individual specific plans.
 
   (a)   The Director shall review and approve, disapprove or approve with conditions an application for a Project Permit Compliance.
 
   (b)   In granting a Project Permit Compliance, the Director shall require compliance with the applicable regulations of the specific plan and mitigation of significant adverse effects of the project on the environment and surrounding areas.
 
   2.   Findings.  The Director shall grant a Project Permit Compliance upon written findings that the project satisfies each of the following requirements:
 
   (a)   That the project substantially complies with the applicable regulations, findings, standards and provisions of the specific plan; and (Amended by Ord. No. 177,103, Eff. 12/18/05.)
 
   (b)   That the project incorporates mitigation measures, monitoring measures when necessary, or alternatives identified in the environmental review which would mitigate the negative environmental effects of the project, to the extent physically feasible.
 
   3.   Limitations.  The granting of a Project Permit Compliance shall not imply compliance with any other applicable provisions of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.  Any corrections and/or modifications to project plans made subsequent to a Director’s Project Permit Compliance that are deemed necessary by the Department of Building and Safety for Building Code compliance, and which involve a change in floor area, parking, building height, yards or setbacks, building separation or lot coverage, shall require a referral of the revised plans back to the Department of City Planning (and the Department of Transportation in cases where there are corrections and/or modifications that may affect the calculation of vehicle trips generated, project floor area or parking) for additional review and sign-off prior to the issuance of any permit in connection with those plans.
 
   4.   Director’s Decision.
 
   (a)   Time Limit.  The Director shall make a written decision approving, disapproving or approving with conditions a Project Permit Compliance application within 75 days after:
 
   (1)   the date the application is deemed complete; or
 
   (2)   when an environmental impact report (EIR) is required, the date the EIR is certified as complete consistent with State law.
 
   This time limit may be extended by mutual consent of the Director and the applicant.  The time limit may also be extended as provided in Section 12.25 A.
 
   (b)   Transmittal of Written Decision.  Upon making a written decision, the Director shall transmit a copy by First Class Mail to the applicant.  Copies shall also be provided to: the Department of Building and Safety; the Councilmember(s) having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; the Department of Transportation, where appropriate; owners of all properties abutting, across the street or alley from, or having a common corner with the subject property; the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment; the chairperson of any design review or plan review board having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; and interested parties who have filed written requests with the City Planning Department.
 
   (c)   Effective Date of Initial Decision.  The Director’s Project Permit Compliance shall become effective after an elapsed period of 15 calendar days from the date of mailing of the written decision, unless an appeal is filed on the decision within that period pursuant to Subdivision 6. of this subsection.
 
   (d)   Applicant’s Compliance with Project Permit Compliance Terms and Conditions.  Once a Project Permit Compliance is utilized, the applicant shall comply with the terms and conditions of the Project Permit Compliance that affect the construction and/or operational phases of the project.  For purposes of this subsection, utilization of a Project Permit Compliance shall mean that a building permit has been issued and construction work has begun and been carried on diligently.
 
   (e)   (Deleted by Ord. No. 182,106, Eff. 5/20/12.)
 
   (f)   Site Plan Review Regulations.  Project review pursuant to the Site Plan Review regulations in Section 16.05 shall not be required for projects in those specific plan areas, as determined by the Director, where similar project site planning regulations are established by the specific plan and significant project environmental impacts, if any, are mitigated by the measures imposed in the Project Permit Compliance.
 
   (g)   Mini-Shopping Center and Commercial Corner Development Regulations.  Project review pursuant to the Mini-Shopping Center Commercial Corner Development regulations in Section 12.22A23 shall not be required for projects in those specific plan areas, as determined by the Director, where similar mini-shopping center or commercial corner development regulations are established by the specific plan and significant project environmental impacts, if any, are mitigated by the measures imposed in the Project Permit Compliance.
 
   5.   Failure to Act - Transfer of Jurisdiction.
 
   (a)   If the Director fails to act on an application within 75 days from the date of filing a complete application, or within a mutually agreed upon extension of time, the applicant may file a request for a transfer of jurisdiction to the Area Planning Commission for decision.
 
   (b)   When the Area Planning Commission receives the applicant’s request for a transfer of jurisdiction, the Director shall lose jurisdiction.  However, the Area Planning Commission may remand the matter to the Director, who shall regain jurisdiction for the time and purpose specified in the remand action.  In addition, upon receipt of a written request by the applicant for withdrawal of the transfer of jurisdiction prior to the matter being considered by the Area Planning Commission, the matter shall be remanded to the Director.
 
   (c)   If the matter is not remanded, the Area Planning Commission shall consider the application following the same procedures and subject to the same limitations as are applicable to the Director, except that the Area Planning Commission shall act within 45 days of the transfer of jurisdiction.  The Department of City Planning shall make investigations and furnish any reports requested by the body to which the matter has been transferred.
 
   6.   Appeals.
 
   (a)   Filing of an Appeal.  An applicant or any other person aggrieved by the Director’s decision may appeal the decision to the Area Planning Commission.  The appeal shall be filed within 15 days of the date of mailing of the Director’s decision on forms provided by the Department.  The appeal shall set forth specifically the points at issue, the reasons for the appeal, and the basis upon which the appellant claims there was an error or abuse of discretion by the Director.  Any appeal not filed within the 15-day period shall not be considered by the Area Planning Commission.  The filing of an appeal stays proceedings in the matter until the Area Planning Commission has made a decision.  Once an appeal is filed, the Director shall transmit the appeal and the file to the Area Planning Commission, together with any reports responding to the allegations made in the appeal.
 
   (b)   Appellate Decision - Public Hearing and Notice.  Before acting on any appeal, the Area Planning Commission shall set the matter for hearing, with written notice of the hearing sent by First Class Mail at least 15 days prior to the meeting date to:  the applicant; the owner(s) of the property involved; owners of properties within 100 feet of the exterior boundaries of the property involved; the Councilmember(s) having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment; the chairperson of any design review or plan review board having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; and interested parties who have requested notice in writing.
 
   (c)   Time for Appellate Decision.  The Area Planning Commission shall act within 75 days after the expiration of the appeal period or within any additional period mutually agreed upon by the applicant and the Area Planning Commission.  The failure of the Area Planning Commission to act within this time period shall be deemed a denial of the appeal.
 
   (d)   Appellate Decision.  The Area Planning Commission may reverse or modify, in whole or in part, a decision of the Director.  The Area Planning Commission shall make the same findings required to be made by the Director, supported by facts in the record, and indicate why the Director erred in determining a project’s compliance with the applicable regulations of the specific plan.
 
   (e)   Effective Date of Appellate Decision.  The appellate decision of the Area Planning Commission shall be final and effective as provided in Charter Section 245.
 
   D.   Modification of a Project Permit Compliance - Director of Planning With Appeals to the Area Planning Commission.  Once a Project Permit Compliance becomes effective, any subsequent proposed modification to the project shall require a review by the Director, who shall grant approval of the modification if he or she finds the modification to be substantially in conformance with the original Project Permit Compliance.
 
   1.   Modification Procedure.  To modify an approved project, an applicant shall  file an application with the Department of City Planning pursuant to the application procedure set forth in Paragraph (a) of Subdivision 2 of Subsection B.  The application shall include an illustrated description of the proposed modification and a narrative justification.  Written proof of any modification required by a public agency shall be submitted with the application.
 
   2.   Limitations.  Modification applications and approvals shall only be valid for Project Permit Compliance decisions which have not expired.  Unless the Director has granted an extension of time to utilize a Project Permit Compliance pursuant to Paragraph (e) of Subdivision 4 of Subsection C of this section, modifications shall not suspend or extend the authorization period of the original Project Permit Compliance.
 
   3.   Transfers of Jurisdiction - Appeals.  The procedures for processing transfers of jurisdiction and appeals of Director’s decisions on modifications shall be the same as those set forth for Project Permit Compliance decisions in Subdivisions 5 and 6 of Subsection C of this section.
 
   E.   Project Permit Adjustments - Director of Planning With Appeals to the Area Planning Commission.
 
   1.   Director’s Authority.  The Director shall have initial decision-making authority to grant a Project Permit Adjustment for minor adjustments from certain specific plan regulations.  The procedures for reviewing applications shall be in Subsection C in addition to those set forth below.
 
   (a)   In granting a Project Permit Adjustment, the Director may impose project conditions as the Director deems necessary in order to achieve substantial conformance with the specific plan regulations.
 
   (b)   If an application requests more than one Project Permit Adjustment, the Director may determine and advise the applicant, prior to the application being deemed complete, that the request be filed and processed as a specific plan exception pursuant to Subsection F of this section.
 
   2.   Project Permit Adjustments shall be limited to:
 
   (a)   Adjustments permitting project height to exceed the designated height limitation on the property involved by less than ten percent;
 
   (b)   When the calculation of the maximum number of permitted multiple- family dwelling units results in a fraction, the number of total dwelling units may be rounded up to the next whole number, if the lot area remaining after calculating the maximum number of permitted dwelling units is at least 90 percent of the lot area required by the specific plan regulation to permit one additional dwelling unit;
 
   (c)   Adjustments permitting portions of buildings to extend into a required yard, setback or other open space a distance of less than 20 percent of the minimum width or depth of the required yard, setback or open space;
 
   (d)   Adjustments to minimum landscaped area requirements of less than 20 percent, or minor adjustments to required types of landscape materials;
 
   (e)   Adjustments to permitted signs that:
 
   (1)   exceed the maximum sign size (area) limitation by less than 20 percent;
 
   (2)   exceed the limit on the maximum number of signs by no more than 20 percent; or
 
   (3)   exceed the maximum sign height by no more than two feet;
 
   (f)   Adjustments from the minimum or maximum number of required parking spaces associated with a project of less than ten percent; and
 
   (g)   Minor adjustments from other specific plan development regulations, which do not substantially alter the execution or intent of those specific plan regulations to the proposed project, and which do not change the permitted use, floor area, density or intensity, height or bulk, setbacks or yards, lot coverage limitations, or parking standards regulated by the specific plan.
 
   3.   Findings.  The Director shall grant a Project Permit Adjustment upon a written finding that the project satisfies each of the following requirements, in addition to any other required specific plan findings that may pertain to the Project Permit Compliance:
 
   (a)   That there are special circumstances applicable to the project or project site which make the strict application of the specific plan regulation(s) impractical;
 
   (b)   That in granting the Project Permit Adjustment, the Director has imposed project requirements and/or decided that the proposed project will substantially comply with all applicable specific plan regulations;
 
   (c)   That in granting the Project Permit Adjustment, the Director has considered and found no detrimental effects of the adjustment on surrounding properties and public rights-of-way; and
 
   (d)   That the project incorporates mitigation measures, monitoring of measures when necessary, or alternatives identified in the environmental review which would mitigate the negative environmental effects of the project, to the extent physically feasible.
 
   F.   Exceptions from Specific Plans - Area Planning Commission With Appeals to the City Council.
 
   1.   Authority of the Area Planning Commission.  The Area Planning Commission shall have initial decision-making authority for granting exceptions from specific plan regulations.  In accordance with Subsection D of Section 12.24, the Area Planning Commission shall hold a hearing at which evidence is taken.
 
   (a)   In granting an exception from a specific plan, the Area Planning Commission shall impose conditions to remedy any resulting disparity of privilege and that are necessary to protect the public health, safety, welfare and assure compliance with the objectives of the general plan and the purpose and intent of the specific plan.  An exception from a specific plan shall not be used to grant a special privilege, nor to grant relief from self-imposed hardships.
 
   (b)   If an application for an exception would potentially impact a specific plan policy or a regulation affecting the entire specific plan area or any of its subareas, the Director shall advise the applicant, prior to the application being deemed complete, to request the City to initiate a specific plan amendment pursuant to Subsection G in lieu of processing the application for an exception.
 
   (c)   Exception for Relief from a Specific Plan Regulation and the Same Type of Regulation With the Same Standard in Chapter I of this Code.  (Added by Ord. No. 173,492, Eff. 10/10/00.)  If a specific plan contains a regulation that is the same type of regulation with the same standard as one contained in an applicable provision of Chapter I of this Code, an applicant seeking relief from those regulations need only apply for and receive an exception to the specific plan.  In this situation, the specific plan regulation is considered to supersede the Code provision and thus a variance is not required.
 
   (d)   Exception for Relief from Specific Plan Regulation and the Same Type of Regulation With a Different Standard in Chapter I of this Code Where Specific Plan Supersedes the Code.  (Added by Ord. No. 173,492, Eff. 10/10/00.)  If a specific plan contains a regulation that conflicts with the same type of regulation but with a different standard contained in an applicable provision of Chapter I of this Code and the specific plan supersedes the Code by its terms, then an applicant seeking relief from that specific plan regulation need only apply for and receive an exception to the specific plan.  In this situation, a variance is not also required.
 
   (e)   Exception for Relief from Specific Plan Regulation and the Same Type of Regulation With a Different Standard in Chapter I of this Code Where Specific Plan Does Not Supersede the Code.  (Added by Ord. No. 173,492, Eff. 10/10/00.)  If a specific plan contains a regulation that conflicts with the same type of regulation but with a different standard contained in an applicable provision of Chapter I of this Code and the specific plan does not supersede the Code by its terms, then an applicant seeking relief from those regulations must apply for and receive both an exception to the specific plan and a variance for relief from those Code provisions.
 
   (f)   Exception for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities.  Notwithstanding the provisions of the first unnumbered paragraph of this subdivision, the installation of wireless antennas and associated equipment cabinets on the rooftops of buildings in the C and M Zones when established in conformance with the standards contained in Section 12.21 A.21. do not need a specific plan exception, except that rooftop antennas located within a scenic parkway specific plan, scenic corridor specific plan, or a roadway designated as a scenic highway within a specific plan area shall be subject to a specific plan exception.  Any application involving the use, height, installation or maintenance of wireless telecommunication facilities that do not comply with the provisions of Section 12.21 A.21. and which are located within specific plan areas shall be filed pursuant to Section 12.24 W.49. of this Code and considered by the Zoning Administrator as the initial decision-maker, except that applications located within a scenic parkway specific plan, scenic corridor specific plan, or a roadway designated as a scenic highway within a specific plan area shall be subject to a specific plan exception.  (Amended by Ord. No. 177,120, Eff. 12/26/05.)
 
   (g)   Eldercare Facilities.  An applicant who files an application involving Eldercare Facilities seeking relief from specific plan regulations need not apply for a specific plan exception pursuant to Subsection F. of this section but need only apply for and receive an approval pursuant to Section 14.3.1 of this Code.  (Added by Ord. No. 178,063, Eff. 12/30/06.)
 
   2.   Findings.  The Area Planning Commission may permit an exception from a specific plan if it makes all the following findings:
 
   (a)   That the strict application of the regulations of the specific plan to the subject property would result in practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships inconsistent with the general purpose and intent of the specific plan;
 
   (b)   That there are exceptional circumstances or conditions applicable to the subject property involved or to the intended use or development of the subject property that do not apply generally to other property in the specific plan area;
 
   (c)   That an exception from the specific plan is necessary for the preservation and enjoyment of a substantial property right or use generally possessed by other property within the specific plan area in the same zone and vicinity but which, because of special circumstances and practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships is denied to the property in question;
 
   (d)   That the granting of an exception will not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to the property or improvements adjacent to or in the vicinity of the subject property; and
 
   (e)   That the granting of an exception will be consistent with the principles, intent and goals of the specific plan and any applicable element of the general plan.
 
   3.   Decision by Area Planning Commission.
 
   (a)   The Area Planning Commission shall render a decision on an application for an exception from a specific plan within 75 days after filing unless the applicant and Area Planning Commission consent in writing to a longer period.
 
   (b)   Decisions by the Area Planning Commission shall be supported by written findings of fact based on evidence in the record.  Upon making a decision upon an application for an exception from a specific plan, the Area Planning Commission shall place a copy of its written findings, where required, and decision on file in the City Planning Department and provide a copy to:  the Department of Building and Safety; the Councilmember(s) having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; and the Department of Transportation, where appropriate.  Copies of the decision shall also be provided by First Class Mail to: the applicant; the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment; the chairperson of any design review or plan review board having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; and interested parties who have filed written requests with the City Planning Department.
 
   4.   Effective Date of Decision.  The Area Planning Commission’s decision shall become final after an elapsed period of 15 calendar days from the date of mailing of the written decision, unless an appeal is filed on the decision within that period pursuant to this subsection.
 
   5.   (Deleted by Ord. No. 182,106, Eff. 5/20/12.)
 
   6.   Failure to Act - Transfer of Jurisdiction from the Area Planning Commission.  If the Area Planning Commission fails to act on an application for an exception from a specific plan within the time limit specified in this subsection, the applicant may file a request for a transfer of jurisdiction to the City Council for a decision upon the original application, in which case, the Area Planning Commission shall lose jurisdiction.  A request for transfer of jurisdiction may be filed in any public office of the Department of City Planning.
 
   The Council may approve the application subject to making the findings contained in Subdivision 2. of this subsection, and may impose upon the approval conditions it deems necessary in accordance with those findings.  The action of the Council shall be adopted by a majority vote of the whole Council within 45 days of the date the City Clerk receives the request for the transfer.
 
   7.   Appeal of Area Planning Commission Decision.  An applicant or any other person aggrieved by a decision of the Area Planning Commission may appeal the decision to the City Council.  The appeal shall be filed within 15 days of the date of mailing of the decision on forms provided by the Planning Department.  The appeal shall set forth specifically the points at issue, the reasons for the appeal, and the basis upon which the appellant claims there was an error or abuse of discretion by the Area Planning Commission.  Any appeal not filed within the 15-day period shall not be considered by the City Council.  The filing of an appeal stays proceedings in the matter until the City Council has made a decision.  Once an appeal is filed, the Area Planning Commission shall transmit the appeal and the file to the City Council, together with any report responding to the allegations made in the appeal.
 
   The Council may reverse or modify, in whole or in part, any decision of the Area Planning Commission only by a two-thirds vote of the whole Council.  The decision must contain a finding of fact showing why the proposed exception to a specific plan complies or fails to comply with the requirements of this section.  Any vote of the Council in which less than two-thirds of the whole Council vote to reverse or modify the decision of the Area Planning Commission shall be deemed to be an action denying the appeal.  The failure of the Council to vote upon an appeal within 90 days after the expiration of the appeal period, or within any additional period agreed upon by the applicant and the Council, shall also be deemed a denial of the appeal.
 
   8.   Hearing by Council.  (Amended by Ord. No. 173,992, Eff. 7/6/01.)  Before acting on any appeal, or on any matter transferred to it because of a failure to act, the City Council or its Committee shall set the matter for hearing, giving the same notice as provided in Subdivision 1. of this subsection.
 
   G.   Amendments to Specific Plans - City Planning Commission Recommendation With City Council Decision.  The City Planning Commission shall have the authority for making recommendations for amendments to specific plans.  The procedures for amending specific plans are set forth in Subsections A., C. and E. of Section 12.32, except that the publication and mailing of the hearing notice indicating the time, place and purpose of the City Planning Commission hearing shall be given at least 24 days prior to the date of the hearing.  An amendment to a specific plan shall be required for any of the following proposals:
 
   1.   To permit establishment of a new principal use or a change of use that the specific plan specifically identifies as a prohibited use (Note: a specific plan exception shall be required for alteration or enlargement of an existing legal nonconforming use.);
 
   2.   To permit a use which exceeds the maximum number of permitted establishments or the maximum permitted occupant load for that use within the specific plan area or any of its subareas;
 
   3.   To permit a sign which the specific plan specifically identifies as a prohibited sign;
 
   4.   To deviate from the requirements of a plan map footnote;
 
   5.   To make significant changes to environmental mitigation measures which were adopted as part of the environmental clearance for the specific plan;
 
   6.   To make changes to impact fees which affect implementation of the specific plan or planned improvements;
 
   7.   To make boundary changes to the specific plan area or its subareas;
 
   8.   To change highway/street designations;
 
   9.   Any request which causes an inconsistency with the applicable community plan(s) and necessitates a community plan amendment; or
 
   10.   Other significant policy changes or modifications to specific plan regulations which affect the entire specific plan area or any of its subareas, as determined by the Director.
 
   H.   Interpretations of Specific Plans. The Director shall have authority to interpret specific plans when there is a lack of clarity in the meaning of their regulations.
 
   1.   Application Procedure.  To request a specific plan interpretation, an applicant shall file an application with the Department of City Planning pursuant to the application procedure set forth in Paragraph (a) of Subdivision 2 of Subsection B of this section.  The application shall include a reference to the specific plan regulation(s) for which clarification is requested and a narrative description of why a clarification is necessary for the project or subject property involved.
 
   2.   Director’s Decision.  Upon receipt of a deemed complete application, the Director’s written interpretation shall be subject to the same time limit to act, transmittal requirement and effective date of decision as set forth in Paragraphs (a) through (c) of Subdivision 4 of Subsection C.
 
   3.   Appeals.  The City Planning Commission shall hear appeals on Director interpretations which affect an entire specific plan area or any of its subareas, and the Area Planning Commission shall hear appeals on Director interpretations which are applicable only on a site specific basis.  The procedures for filing and processing appeals of Director interpretations shall otherwise be the same as those set forth in Subdivision 6 of Subsection C of this section.
 
   I.   Optional Public Informational Meeting.  When provided for in individual specific plans, the Director may hold a public informational meeting in connection with the Planning Department’s review of a proposed project pursuant to the specific plan procedures set forth in Subsections C, D or E of this section, if the Director decides that the proposed project may have a potentially significant effect on adjoining properties or on the immediate neighborhood, or that it is likely to evoke public controversy, or that it would be in the public interest to conduct the meeting.  In those cases, written notice of the meeting shall be sent by First Class Mail at least 15 days prior to the meeting date to:  the applicant; the owner(s) of the property involved; owners of properties within 100 feet of the exterior boundaries of the property involved; the Councilmember(s) having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment; the chair of any design review or plan review board having jurisdiction over the specific plan area in which the property is located; and interested parties who have requested notice in writing.
 
   J.   Decision-Makers and Appellate Bodies for Other Specific Plan Provisions.  For those specific plan provisions which are not addressed elsewhere in this section, the initial decision-maker and appellate bodies responsible for implementing those provisions shall be the Area Planning Commission and Council, respectively, unless otherwise identified in the following table.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any specific plan to the contrary, there shall be only one level of appeal from any initial decision.
 
DECISION / APPELLATE BODIES FOR OTHER SPECIFIC PLAN PROVISIONS
 
 
SPECIFIC PLAN PROVISION
Location
Decision Body
Decision or Appeal Body
1
ALAMEDA DISTRICT Project Plan Compliance - Phase II
Ord. No. 171,139
Sec 5A3
CPC
CCL
2
CENTRAL CITY WEST
TFAR/Resid. Density
Ord. No. 167,944
Sec 7
APC
CCL
CENTRAL CITY WEST
Phasing-Annual Report
Ord. No. 167,944
Sec 16C
CPC
CCL
3
CENTURY CITY NORTH
Project Permit (Second Phase)
Ord. No. 156,122
Sec 3C
CPC
CCL
CENTURY CITY NORTH
Alternate Trip Generation Calcs
Ord. No. 156,122
Sec 6
APC
CCL
CENTURY CITY NORTH
Public Uses
Ord. No. 156,122
Sec 7E
APC
CCL
CENTURY CITY NORTH
Changes to Pedestrian Corridor
Ord. No. 156,122
Sec 10B9
APC
CCL
4
COASTAL TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR
Trip Generation Calcs
Ord. No. 168,999
Sec 5C1
APC
CCL
COASTAL TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR
Transportation Provisions
Ord. No. 168,999
DOT
APC
COASTAL TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR
Project Phasing Program
Ord. No. 168,999
Sec 8A
Director/DOT
APC
COASTAL TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR
Public Pedestrian Facilities
Ord. No. 168,999
Sec 8B
Director/
DOT/ City Engineer
APC
5
HOLLYWOODLAND
Project Design Approval
Ord. No. 168,121
Sec 9F
Director
APC
6
LAX/ EL SEGUNDO DUNES
Ord. No. 167,904
Sec 4
Director
APC
7
OXFORD TRIANGLE
Density Allowance
Ord. No. 170,155
Sec 6, 7
APC
CCL
8
PLAYA VISTA AREA B
Time Limits
Ord. No. 160,521
165, 638
Sec 12
Director
APC
PLAYA VISTA AREA B
Plot Plan Review
Ord. No. 160,521
165, 638
Sec 7, 13
Director
APC
9
PLAYA VISTA AREA C
Time Limits
Ord. No. 165,639
Sec 12
Director
APC
PLAYA VISTA AREA C
Plot Plan Review
Ord. No. 165,639
Sec 7, 13
Director
APC
10
PLAYA VISTA AREA D
Time Limits
Ord. No. 160,523
170,785
Sec 10
Director
APC
PLAYA VISTA AREA D
Plot Plan Review
Ord. No. 160,523
170,785
Sec 7, 11
Director
APC
11
PORTER RANCH
Landscape Plans, Uses, Height
Ord. No. 166,068
Sec 13
Director
APC
12
VENTURA/CAHUENGA BLVD
Phasing-Certification of Compliance
Ord. No. 171,240
Sec 6J
CPC
CCL
13
WARNER CENTER
Transportation Requirements
Ord. No. 168,873
168,984, 171,529
Sec 11
DOT/ Director
B&S
APC
WARNER CENTER
Phasing Program
Ord. No. 168,873
168,984, 171,529
Sec 16
CPC
CCL
WARNER CENTER
Traffic Mitigation Plan
Ord. No. 168,873
168,984, 171,529
Sec 11F
DOT, Director
APC
WARNER CENTER
Residential Neighborhood
Protection Program
Ord. No. 168,873
168,984, 171,529
Sec 11K
APC
CCL
14
WEST LA TIMP
Phasing Program
Ord. No. 171,492
Sec 7
CPC
CCL
 
   Legend:
   APC - Area Planning Commission
   CCL - City Council
   CPC - City Planning Commission
   Director - Director of Planning
   DOT - Department of Transportation