Although city zoning officials already have approved CBS Studio Center's plans to build a six-story parking garage as part of its expansion, the Studio City Residents Assn. is continuing its effort to negotiate a compromise with the studio and the city.
At a neighborhood meeting Monday night, a list of four conditions passed a vote by a roughly 3-to-1 margin. The association, which has appealed the city's decision, plans to present the list to CBS and the city in the upcoming weeks.
If adopted, the conditions would:
* reduce the 1,400-space parking structure from six to five stories, at a maximum height of 55 feet.
* allow for resident input into structural design aimed at reducing visual impact.
* provide for traffic mitigation measures, including posts installed to block access to residential streets.
* require that CBS landscape the area along the Los Angeles River on Valleyheart Drive, a spot that proved troublesome for CBS last summer when the studio turned it into a makeshift parking lot, irking residents.
Patti Amaral, chairwoman of the association's committee on the parking structure, conceded that a victory on appeal is "not very likely." But even if the formal appeal fails, she believes a compromise is within reach.