The 3-story, 140-unit facility proposed for a 2.3-acre site at Parthenia Street and Shoshone Avenue received Zoning Administrator approval in April. But the case was appealed by Tom Bramson, president of the Sherwood Forest Homeowners Assn., along with Colleen Marmor and Lisa Cerda of the Community Rights Foundation of Los Angeles.
Cerda wrote in a guest column on CityWatchLA.com that the ZA's approval was "fatally flawed, and could not withstand a judge’s review." She also claimed that Councilman Mitch Englander will soon introduce a motion that would "relieve the community of the burdensome Eldercare Facility Ordinance. "
The NENC meets tonight at 7 p.m. in the Northridge Recreation Center, 18300 Lemarsh St. It should be noted that the NENC, like all neighborhood councils, does not have the authority to approve or deny an entitlement request such as the proposed elder-care facility. The NCs do serve an advisory role to the Planning Department and the council offices, however, on local land-use issues.
The appeal has not been scheduled with the North Valley Area Planning Commission yet.
Northridge East Neighborhood Council agenda:
LA Times: Residents battle proposed Northridge elder-care complex
Appeal of ZA-2012-3545-ELD-SPR-1A