Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: Neighbors' Appeal Denied at PLUM

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 7, 2009. Big beetle on the Semi Tropic Spiritalists' Tract proposed Lot 16. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

No surprise here. City Council's PLUM Committee denied neighbors' appeal, despite considerable evidence illustrated with photos and graphics. Wednesday, May 13, 2009 City Council will likely vote to approve the 16-lot subdivision of the 3 Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract Lots since City Councilmember Eric Garcetti did not support the neighbors.

Garcetti's staff supported the additions to the MND by City Planning involving conditions for potential burrowing owl nesting sites and addition of two Grading Dept. memos that have nothing to do with environmental effects.

The developer listed the property for sale as a 16-lot subdivision, back in January, prior to final approval. Once all the trees are cut down and they start cutting into the hillside and abandon the site like so many before them, we can write another chapter in the long Legacy of Failed Development.