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Beverly Hilton Specific Plan Amendment Draft SEIR Public Hearing is Thursday Evening

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Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 3:01 pm

The Beverly Hilton Specific Plan Amendment Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) will be the subject of a public hearing to receive comments tomorrow before the Planning Commission at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The Draft SEIR is for a request to amend the Beverly Hilton Specific Plan to include the consolidation of two residential towers into one 23-story residential building, incorporating a change in location and configuration of the Beverly Hilton pol, public open space, and restaurants, and a modification of the distribution of the Beverly Hilton conference center. 

The Draft SEIR has been prepared by Rincon Consultants, Inc., a third-party consulting firm selected by the Department of Community Development for the City of Beverly Hills. The presentation will be conducted by Rincon Principal Joe Power and Senior Project Manager Melissa Whittlemore and Beverly Hills Associate Planner Cindy Gordon.

The Draft SEIR incorporates public comments gathered during the scoping meetings this past summer. 

Thursday’s meeting was noticed in a 1,000 foot-radius and block front, with published notices in two local papers, including the Courier. In addition, there are notices posted on Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard and Merv Griffin Way. Those people who placed their emails on a list for updates on the project were also contacted. 

The purpose of this meeting is to receive comments on the Draft SEIR. The documents are available online at 

Hard copies of the documents are available in the Community Development Department at City Hall and in the City Clerk’s office, including the main document and six appendices.  

Comments not made in person Thursday should be sent to

Or submit a letter to:      City of Beverly Hills
                                       Department of Community Development
                                       455 North Rexford Drive
                                       Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                                       ATTN: Cindy Gordon, Associate Planner

Calls should be directed to Gordon at 310-285-1191.

The 45-day public comment period extends through Dec. 3. 


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