The effects of burgeoning commercial development in the South Bay will be discussed at two public meetings this month in Lawndale and Hawthorne.
The Lawndale meeting will be held Wednesday. The Hawthorne meeting is scheduled for Jan. 27.
Lawndale Planning Commissioner Gary McDonald raised the issue of the cumulative impact of development at last week's Lawndale City Council meeting. He said a number of projects in Redondo Beach and Hawthorne are expected to have a major traffic and noise impact on Lawndale, although the city has no authority over the projects.
An additional 29,900 vehicle trips a day will be generated by the projects, including the already approved Costco discount warehouse in Hawthorne, a TRW expansion in Redondo Beach and the proposed Watt Industries commercial and mixed-use development in Hawthorne, he said.
Apparently because of errors by the Lawndale Planning Department, McDonald said, the city failed to submit a response to Hawthorne's environmental study of the Costco project. Redondo Beach and El Segundo responded to the 1986 report, he said.