The small store often referred to as Kim’s Market may change into a decent sized Mexican restaurant, serving liquor and operating at hours far extended from Kim’s Market’s current hours of operation. It will have a huge impact for many families living next door to and across the street from this property, and cause a fair amount of disruption for anyone living nearby (from early-morning deliveries to late-night patrons leaving the restaurant). The owners have no good solutions to the parking needs of the restaurant, and so there will also be an impact to parking availability in the neighborhood.
For current information, residents against this change of use of 600 Mildred Avenue have created a site dedicated to trying stop this restaurant from taking root in our residential neighborhood.
If you would like to find out more information, or sign a petition to not allow the change of use at this location, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO GRANT OUR APPEAL! THANKS TO EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO CONTRIBUTED.
You’re in the right place if you’re concerned about the proposed plans for a 15-unit development at 522 S. Venice, which will add a new driveway for 30 cars on Mildred Ave. at Ocean Ct. (right near Kim’s Market).
Residents have almost unanimously opposed these plans due to the added dangers of the driveway on a hazardous stretch of Mildred Ave., the lack of adequate setbacks off of public land, the extreme height (much taller than any homes in the Silver Triangle or Washington Way.), and the extreme density of the plans. The Venice Neighborhood Council has also voted unanimously against the development (the city of L.A. doesn’t seem to care). This property has fenced in a strip of public land on Venice (the city has failed to act on it), and the plans include giving this land to the developer.
If you’d like to make a difference, there are two things you should do:
1) Attend the Public Hearing on 12/4/13
2) Write an email today!
1) Appeals Hearing for 522 Venice Blvd. – NEW DATE!
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Place: Henry Medina West L.A. Parking Enforcement Facility
2nd Floor, Roll Call Room
11214 W. Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
2) Write an email voicing your concerns.
Just click this link
to automatically start an email with proper email addresses, and please make sure to include your full name and address. Do so soon so it will be considered for the hearing. If you use webmail and the link doesn’t work, then please send your email to:
and make sure to CC:
We’ll have more details at this website in coming weeks, and perhaps organize a bus (or two) to help take people to the hearing (the parking is very difficult near the building). Note that the location is only about 3 miles from Venice!
Click here to download the developer’s plans (PDF)
Click here to download a printable 4×6 postcard (PDF)
Contact us: VeniceForAll@Gmail.com