Friday, September 18, 2015

Rose Scharlin Nursery School: Public Hearing Postponed, Community Meeting Next Saturday

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 7, 2015.  The school's lack of a parking lot, originally encouraged a more neighborhood oriented school.   (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Rose Scharlin Co-op Nursery School had a City Zoning Administration public hearing for their Conditional Use Permit (CUP) scheduled for yesterday.  Apparently, the Dept of Zoning Administration did not receive their request to postpone the hearing in a timely manner.  However, the hearing examiner granted their request to postpone the hearing.  

The hearing examiner also took verbal testimony from 4 of the 7 neighbors who attended the hearing in City Hall.   He also noted the department had received numerous letters/emails from neighbors.  He said none opposed the school outright, all expressed need for additional scrutiny and changes.   City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's planning deputy, Amy Ablakat reiterated that fact, saying CD13 received many of those letters and emails and delivered them to Zoning Administration before the public hearing.  Ablakat also requested a delay of the public hearing so the school could work with the neighbors to reach consensus on the proposed conditions. CD13 field deputy Adam Bass was also present.

The hearing examiner granted the school's request for a 60 day postponement of the public hearing.  (That should put a public hearing right around Thanksgiving.)  He also said the file would remain open during those 60 days for the public to review and send further comments.

Wednesday, Rose Scharlin Community sent an email to their neighborhood email list saying they would conduct another community meeting to discuss the CUP with the neighbors.  A member of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Urban Design & Preservation Advisory Committee offered to facilitate the meeting so no one felt they were being treated unfairly.

Rose Scharlin CUP Neighborhood Outreach Meeting
Saturday, September 26, 2015
 1-3 PM  
Rose Scharlin Nursery School
2414 Lake View Ave