The Los Angeles City Planning Department will conduct a public meeting Tuesday on proposed land-use changes in Venice, including one that would eliminate a parking zone near the Ballona Lagoon.
The meeting will convene at 7:30 p.m. in the Westminster Senior Center, 1234 Pacific Ave., Venice, to give residents a chance to prepare for an April 17 Planning Commission hearing on the proposals, said Jeff W. Pool, the department's Venice planner.
Only parking lots may be built in the parking zone, which covers the block between Yawl Street and the Marina Entrance Channel on the east bank of the Ballona Lagoon. Pool said owner-developer Harlan Lee is seeking a Residential-Waterway 1 designation, which would allow him to build one single-family residence per lot.
Pool said Lee is also seeking changes on two blocks north of Yawl from the existing Residential-Waterway 2, which allows construction of two units per lot, to Residential-Waterway 1. There are five empty lots in each of the blocks.