On Monday, City Council looks set to approve amendments to the West Hollywood Municipal Code that will expand the Robertson Lane Specific Plan zoning map to include the Robertson Lane Hotel and Treehouse Project.
The projects are located at 645-681 N. Robertson Boulevard and 648-654 N. La Peer Drive.
The Robertson Specific Plan dates back to 2018, when Council also approved the Robertson Lane Hotel Project which included a nine-story, multi-use building with hotel, restaurant, nightclub, banquet, wholesale design showroom, and retail uses and 750 parking spaces. The project involved the dismantling, rehabilitation and reassembly of a portion of the Factory Building, in a new location parallel to Robertson Boulevard.
In May, Council added amendments allowing for the inclusion of the Treehouse Project inclusion of the Treehouse Project site into the Robertson Lane Specific Plan Overlay Zone to accommodate the proposed two-story, commercial development as well as minor changes to the development standards for the Robertson Lane Hotel project site including reduction in parking requirements consistent with the City’s commercial parking standards and codifying a previously approved increase in the project height.
The site is currently home to the controversial Lindsey Horvath 4 County Supervisor mural. The mural was mounted illegally last month and has since received several code violations, though it has not yet been removed.
The agenda item 2E, is on the consent calendar but a code violation is currently outstanding on the property due to Faring’s use of the corner as a political billboard sold to Neighbors for Lindsey Horvath, an independent expenditure committee supporting Horvath for County Supervisor. As a matter of process and law, a business would not be allowed to receive a certificate of occupancy if there is an outstanding code violation.
Will Faring get special treatment or should this item be pulled and delayed?
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