Proposal for Changes to Zoning Presented
Proposed zoning changes for seven of the 57 sub-areas in the Encino-Tarzana Community Plan Update Program were presented to residents this week at a public hearing held by the city’s Department of City Planning.
The 25 area residents attending Thursday’s meeting at Portola Middle School in Tarzana got an overview of the proposed changes by Gary Klein, city planning assistant, as well as a copy of the preliminary change matrix and change map.
Before formulating the proposal, Klein said, city planning officials sought opinions of homeowners, Neighborhood Watch groups and chamber members about the changes and reflected their thoughts in the preliminary change matrix.
Zoning changes are suggested for the following areas:
* The Encino and Tarzana post offices.
* East and west of Tampa Avenue on Topham Street.
* East and west of Reseda Boulevard on Oxnard Street.
* The vacant post office on Genesta Avenue north of Ventura Boulevard.
Klein said the Department of City Planning will present the proposal to the Planning Commission in June.
“If there are no changes by the Planning Commission, we will then go to the City Council’s Plan Use and Management Committee, and that should follow a month later in July,” Klein said. “If there are no changes, it goes to City Council, and then it becomes final.”