The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support legislation proposed by Councilmember José Huizar to formally begin the process to expand business hours on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock by amending the guidelines of the Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan, which has been in place since 1992.
The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning will be holding an open house/public hearing regarding the proposed AMENDMENT to the Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan. The amendment will DELETE the following text about hours of operation found in Section 6-B.(h): “Any business which operates between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.;”.
While Colorado Boulevard has a growing reputation as a food, nightlife and retail destination, businesses there are at a disadvantage compared to nearby cities, such as Pasadena and Glendale, since business hours are restricted under the Specific Plan from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Councilmember Huizar introduced the legislation with the support of local community organizations, such as the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, The Eagle Rock Association (TERA) and the Colorado Boulevard Design Review Board.
“Despite the hour restrictions, the corridor is made up of hard-working business owners who have turned Colorado Boulevard into one of Los Angeles’ premier commercial-retail destinations,” said Councilmember Huizar. “By lifting these hour restrictions, we are allowing them to compete directly with local cities and keeping business, customers and tax dollars in Eagle Rock and the City of Los Angeles.”
The open house provides another opportunity to learn more about the amendment, ask questions, and provide your input to Planning Staff. Following the open house, a formal public hearing regarding the proposal will be held. During the Public Hearing, a Hearing Officer will take public testimony and written correspondence on the amendment. The public hearing is your chance to officially comment on the record regarding the amendment. No decision on the project will be taken at this meeting; however, your comments will be taken into consideration in the final recommendation to the City Planning Commission. The City Planning Commission hearing is scheduled for December 18, 2014.
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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