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Beverly Hills News – Planning Commission Special Meeting Tonight to Review 9200 Wilshire Blvd. Project

Posted: Monday, October 2, 2017 – 3:20 PM

The Beverly Hills Planning Commission will hold a special meeting this evening in the Council Chamber to review revisions for a previously approved project at 9200 Wilshire Blvd.

The project is a six-story mixed use building with 54 residential units and about 6,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. 

In 2007, the City approved a 54-unit building that included 14,000 square feet of retail space. Currently a vacant lot located on the south side of Wilshire between South Palm and South Maple Drive, the originally approved project was never built.

The applicants came to the Planning Commission with a proposal to modify the project to include 90 units and to reduce the retail to 5,696 square feet.  In addition, they wished to shift building modulation from the alley-facing rear of the building to the Wilshire Boulevard-facing front of the building, changing the site circulation and providing three levels of subterranean parking. 

On July 13, the Planning Commission directed the applicant to make revisions to the project to reduce the number of residential units and address issues of modulation, privacy, noise and traffic. Two commissioners, Chair Lori Greene Gordon and Commissioner Craig Corman, expressed concern about the reduction in retail space. 

The modified proposal to be presented increases the ground-floor retail to 6,119 square feet, and reduces 90 units back to the original 54 units. 

The moodaultion has been changed to increase the distance between the proposed building and the existing multi-family buildings to the south of the site. 

The rooftop pool has also been moved further north, with a glass wall proposed at the rear perimeter of the building.

The parking exceeds current standards by 12 spaces, and traffic control includes ‘pork chops’ to discourage prohibited turns into the residential neighborhood from the parking.

The meeting will take place Monday at 7 p.m. at City Hall. 

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