10 April 2015
All of a sudden the huge houses that the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety are processing in North Hollywood 91605, coming in at nearly 6,000 SQ FT (huge 1st floors and half as huge 2nd floor loft area) on 8,100 SQ FT lots are not just unsustainable, but liabilities to City infrastructure. How can we allow commercial California Care Facilities (CCF) move into single family dwellings without at least a Neighborhood Council review? The houses that take the most water are found in large estate regions of Los Angeles. I’m trying to reduce my water by 50%, so letting outside landscaping die, and taking no showers or bucket showers, like my ancestor did it! These houses will hold at least 6 critically ill patients, so if my water usage is 50 gallons per day, they will consume 1000 gallons per day, conservatively?
Is this a time for some immediate reconsideration of current City of LA Planning Policy? Imminent domain action? Emergency protocols are in order to shut down this monster house now! If we can’t stop their construction, at least suspend their California State licensing.
I know there might be other government forces at work, and If I am howling at the moon, and there are additional stressors to our planet in a more global nature (let’s say if we don’t act now we are talking an extinction level event), just give me a hint. I will shut-up. I will remove my websites and walk away from my advocacy on CCF, but continue the work of dark green residential construction. All I wanted to do to help build these structures not “light green” with 2015 technology, but jump ahead to 2030 or 2050 technology, available today for a future proof house at a lower cost, faster build, and higher quality. (Build the CCF in a factory, use higher quality durable materials like metal roofing, absorption rainscreen cladding, fully adhered drainage planes, excessive solar power generation for the surrounding community, natural gas absorption chillers for cooling and hot water supply for the surrounding community, onside water treatment and storage, etc.)! Take an inspection of these properties from a ZIMAS standpoint. You will be amazed that several $2 million dollar CCF/homes are going up in North Hollywood CA 91605. I have attached what these Developers should have done for the next CCF mega house.
The Jeremiah Horton Eco-Resilience Facility
2 April 2015
The building at 8124 N SHADYGLADE AVE 91605 has been transformed from a one story 3,500 SQ FT home to what looks like a enormous 6,000 SQ FT single family dwelling, soon to become a headquarters to other CCF’s. The other location for the CCF style houses completed or in development (click on house addresses for a photo gallery):
The Contractor of all four properties:
7708 VIA NAPOLI
BURBANK CA 91504
Business Phone Number: +1-818-266-7775
Contractor: THOMAS MKROYAN
The Owner-Builder is:
OTS PROPERTIES LLC
SOTS PROPERTIES LLC
13027 STRATHERN ST
NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91605
Business Phone Number: +1-818-374-1300
1 April 2015
Not April Fools: This is true: “As we enter uncertain times, there will become a greater need for localized medicine to care for our returning Veterans, walking wounded, and as or water runs out, as early as next year, local triage centers where communities can come together and feel safe.”
California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions to Deal With Drought
31 MARCH 2015
So often when government makes a decision, better outcomes occur with partnership. Using the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety as a gateway to a much larger operation, a very skilled and connected owner, prepares a contingency to open at least four and most likely many more Community Care Facilities (CCF) in the Greater Los Angeles area. As a neighborhood located in NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91605, this is great idea, so don’t always assume that the surrounding community would be against such a major intrusion. The newly formed Eco-Reliance Committee of the North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council easily connected the dots. Maybe we are the 1st neighborhood to not only notice what was going on, but we welcome the growth!
We are hard working engineers, gardeners, factory workers, architects, skilled artisan craftsman, laborers, aviation specialists, mothers, fathers, and Veterans. We deserve to become part of the decision making process. We have neighbors ready to sell to make way for additional facilities, additional housing, or stacked parking. As we enter uncertain times, there will become a greater need for localized medicine to care for our returning Veterans, walking wounded, and as or water runs out, as early as next year, local triage centers where communities can come together and feel safe.
Our suggestion to make this vision happen more quickly:
- Don’t assume a neighborhood’s first reaction is condemnation. We love our new neighbors, even when they might be large commercial facilities.
- Large commercial facilities become jobs centers. Make a effort to recruit local talent.
- So far the crew at 8124 N SHADYGLADE AVE 91605 demonstrate sustainable assembly, but lack the building science experience to build faster and higher quality.
- The structure should not look like a house. Architecture should define it’s function. Why build a 1 story CCF when the need already would allow a three or four story building?
- Offer local residences membership or passes to come over and use the facilities, when available. We need occasional treatments.
- In the build-out, partner with local installers of photovoltaic and overbuild. Tell the neighborhood this will become a local distributed generating station, and all surrounding properties will get discounted electrical rates.
- Oversize boilers and chillers and supply domestic hot water to all surrounding residences as a token of good will.
- Name the facilities to honor folks who could not find healthcare access and died, for instance, name one: The Jeremiah Horton Eco-Resilience Facility
These are just a few ideas our neighborhood corporation came up with. We had many concerns about a steamrolling private interest with nefarious motivations, but as the project came along the only explanations that made sense is a near surrender of local authority to a higher private agency. We don’t know the parent developer and all the players, but we like what we see. We want a more rapid expansion in the region to optimize the use of natural resources, while we still can!
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City of Los Angeles Zoning Code Manual Excerpt 08/2014
Generalized Summary Zoning Regulations City of LosAngeles 01/24/2006
Permit and Inspection Report Detail 8124 N SHADYGLADE AVE 91605 03/27/2015 01
Permit and Inspection Report Detail 8124 N SHADYGLADE AVE 91605 03/27/2015 02
Permit and Inspection Report Detail 7831 MELITA AVE 91605 03/28/2015
Permit and Inspection Report Detail 13146 W RATNER ST 91605 03/28/2015
LADBS Phone List 03/26/2015
LADBS Organizational Chart 02/10/2015
The Jeremiah Horton Eco-Resilience Facility