Caruso’s Palisades Village Project Moves Forward

Rick Caruso’s Palisades Village development cleared an important hurdle on April 28 when the L.A. City Planning Commission approved the project.

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Caruso’s plans must now be approved by the City Council’s Planning and Land-Use Management (PLUM) Committee before a vote by the council itself, likely in June. Construction could start in mid-July.

The commissioners asked for the following from Caruso before his project goes before the PLUM Committee:

1) During construction, where possible, the use of solar or electric generators instead of diesel.
2) A minimum number of transportation passes for employees.
3) A Transportation Demand Program in place, which helps reduce vehicle demand and peak-hour trips associated with the project.
4) A lower wall along Monument and permeable paving where allowed by code.
5) EV charging stations to be placed on Swarthmore.
6) A community room.

The commissioners then voted, beginning with Jack Allen’s appeal. His lawyer, Murdoch, said that all the issues had been resolved, with the exception of a one-way Swarthmore. The Commissioners voted to deny the appeal, and then voted to approve the project.

After the hearing, Brentwood resident Caruso said, “We are thrilled that we received this approval and that the appeal by Jack Allen was denied. The community did a tremendous job of working together to help make this happen. Although we are not yet done with entitlements, and need final City Council approval, this is a big step forward.”

Read the complete story in the Wednesday, May 4 Palisades News.

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