The council’s Governing Board unanimously recommended the design and construction plan for a new Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) store be given the go-ahead at its December 2015 meeting.
The project, which had been reviewed earlier by the council’s Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation (PZHP) Committee recommended additional conditions be incorporated into the plan after hearing from nearby neighbors.
These include establishing a “hotline” for residents to report any adverse construction and operational impacts; limiting the store’s operating hours to a regular 9:00 PM closing time and meeting with local law enforcement regarding location security during and after construction.
Additionally, the Board recommended the sidewalks be left the same widths as others on adjacent blocks.
OSH representatives agreed to incorporate the Board’s recommendations into their plan, which will now go before the city’s Department of Buildings and Safety for final approval and issuance of the necessary construction permits.
The new store will be located on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard between Kenmore and Edgemont Streets, and will have an underground parking area that features more spaces than the building code requires.
Construction is expected to begin sometime in 2016.