3714 North Sunswept Drive


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
3714 North Sunswept Drive
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes the demolition of an unpermitted 191 square-foot addition and 301 square-foot deck, the construction of a 342 square-foot addition and 69 square-foot deck, and the continued maintenance of an unpermitted 112 square-foot addition in conjunction with a 2,303 square-foot single-family dwelling fronting a Substandard Hillside Limited Street in the R1-1 Zone. The proposed Residential Floor Area will total 2,757 square feet. The unpermitted additions relate to the Order to Comply (Case No. 251354) issued by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety on March 16, 2009. The project includes Zoning Administrator's Determinations to allow an addition to a single-family dwelling constructed prior to August 1, 2010, fronting a Substandard Hillside Limited Street improved to a width of less than 20 feet, and which does not have a vehicular access route to a street improved with a minimum 20-foot wide continuous paved roadway; lot coverage of 49.8% in lieu of the 40% maximum; a southerly side yard setback of 5 feet in lieu of the required 7 feet; and two parking spaces in lieu of the required three parking spaces. The project also includes a Zoning Administrator's Adjustment to allow an increase in residential floor area of 10% beyond the maximum of 2,507 square feet permitted on the site oer the slope band.

Contact Information

Jonathan Hagar
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles / Department of City Planning
Job Title
Planning Assistant
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
3714 North Sunswept Drive, 12508 West Tolenas Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301 / Class 1 and Sec.15303 / Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
The City of Los Angeles has determined based on the whole of the administrative record , that substantial evidence supports that the Project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facilities) and Section 15303, Class 3 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures), and none of the exceptions to the categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 applies to the proposed project. The project is not located on or near an environmental resource that is precisely mapped, and officially adopted pursuant to federal, state, or local law. The proposed project will not result in significant cumulative impacts from successive project of the same type in the same place. The project does not involve unusual circumstances. The proposed project will not damage scenic resources in a state scenic highway. The project site is not a list compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5 related to hazardous waste sites. The project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. The project was found to be exempt based on the following: Section 15301, Class 1 - (Existing Facilities) consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. Section 15303, Class 3- (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) Consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. 181 None of the exceptions in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 to the categorical exemption(s) apply to the Project. ? The project is identified in one or more of the list of activities in the City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines as cited in the justification
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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