February 2018

Harbor Gateway residents are mobilizing to fight a 54-foot-tall, 466,000-square foot warehouse that would be built across Redondo Beach Blvd.

Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council (HGNNC) has taken the position that “the Mitigated Negative Declaration is completely inadequate and incomplete and that the over-all proposed Project is incompatible and objectionable in many respects with the location and existing uses.”  HGNNC takes this position after extensive review of the proposal and with advice from technical experts. HGNNC cites the major impacts of noise from the large trucks driving in and out of the warehouse facility at night, if 24-hour operation is granted, air pollution impacts to nearby residences, outdoor sports fields, other sensitive uses from more than 338 daily diesel truck trips along Redondo Beach Blvd. from the I-110 freeway, and traffic impacts to all of the intersections along Redondo Beach Blvd.  Because the environmental review of the Mitigated Negative Declaration was so superficial and inadequate, the Council seeks a full Environmental Impact Report be completed which would consider alternative to the current project, such as a smaller warehouse project with re-oriented siting which would not so severely impact the outdoor sports fields of Rosecrans Recreation Center, a commercial use similar to the nearby Gateway Crossroads Center, 200 units of affordable housing with public park space, and using the full site as public park space.  On January 17, the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Board voted 11-0-0 to approve a position letter regarding the  466, 402 square foot, 54-foot tall warehouse which is proposed to be built at 747-761 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., the northeast corner of Redondo Beach Blvd. and Vermont Avenue on a currently vacant lot.

The letter has been submitted to Oliver Netburn, the City Planner assigned to the case CPC-2017-1014-CU-ZAA-ZAD-SPR; ENV-2017-1015-MND.  The project will be discussed by the full City Planning Commission at their Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m.meeting at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting and make comment.  To view agenda, Click Here

In recognition of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the California Legislative Black Caucus hosted a 2018 Unsung Heroes Breakfast Celebration and Assembly floor ceremony to honor those who continue to carry on Dr. King’s legacy and vision. This year, Assemblymember Mike A. Gispon honored Pamela Thornton of Harbor Gateway for her work on environmental, health, and economic disparities among people of color.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Harbor Gateway North received a Clean Streets LA award at City Hall. This is our second win. Thanks go to Saira Cooper, HGNNC Vice Chair and organizer of our Clean Streets effort and all who participated.

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