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Hillside Development Standards Study

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The City would like you to share any concerns, questions, thoughts, or ideas to help the project team assess and develop the alternative standards and alternative design guidelines for hillside development. Please let us know your thoughts by submitting your comments below. 


Meeting Schedule

Community Meeting #1 Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Garden Room

- Agenda

Community Meeting #2

August 17, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

 Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Rotunda Room

- Agenda

Community Meeting #3 December 7, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Multi-Purpose Room

City Council Presentation January 22, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

City Council Meeting

Location: Mike Balkman Council Chamber, Culver City Hall

- Presentation Materials

City Council Meeting February 26, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

City Council Meeting

Location: Mike Balkman Council Chamber, Culver City Hall


- Urgency Ordinance extending for 12 months a moratorium on the issuance of any new building permit for development and construction in the Culver Crest hillside neighborhood.



On December 20, 2016, City staff from the Community Development and Public Works Departments met with approximately 15 residents in the Culver Crest hillside neighborhood in order to discuss concerns regarding single family home under construction within the neighborhood. Among the concerns were the height of new construction, the safety of building on the slopes, conditions of the slopes relative to prior slope stabilization in the area, new construction design, and the need for additional development and building standards for hillside development and construction.

Following the meeting with neighborhood residents, the City Council discussed the matter at the January 13, 2017, and February 27th 2017 City Council meetings, ultimately directing staff to prepare a moratorium on new development and construction in the Culver Crest areas, as well as initiate a study to identify means of regulating development and construction to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare are preserved and protected.  

On March 20, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2017-005, establishing a 45-day Moratorium on the issuance of any new building permits for development and construction in the Culver Crest Hillside neighborhoods; and subsequently on April 18th, 2017, adopted Ordinance No. 2017-006 extending the moratorium for a period of ten months and 15 days.  This moratorium is set to expire March 19, 2018.

As part of the study, the City’s project team headed up by the Current Planning Division and John Kaliski Architects, will be reviewing all existing plans and policies regarding hillside development, surveying the existing conditions, hosting two community meetings to seek feedback and concerns of the residents and two public hearings (Planning Commission and City Council), develop and prioritize alternative options for implementation, and draft the standards and guidelines for adoption.  


Additional Information

Project documents, schedules, presentations, agenda’s, minutes, and the like will be posted below.

Community Meeting #1

Community Meeting #2

Community Meeting #3

City Council Meeting 2/26/18

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Topic Host

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    Michael Allen
  • Role:Contract Planning Manager
  • Phone:(310) 253-5727

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