3376 Glendale Blvd
Santa Monica based housing developer, Rethink Development, is seeking to cram 8 residential units (along with 1 business unit) in a small commercial lot located at 3376 Glendale Blvd.

The housing developer is using the City’s Small Lot Division Ordinance to subdivide the 1,970sf lot into 9 smaller parcels, 8 residential and 1 commercial. Once subdivided and developed with a “home” each residential parcel would sell at market rate. Prices for the small lot homes are expected to range from $500,000 to $700,000.

The developer intendeds to retain ownership of the subdivided commercial parcel and lease it.

The small lot, located at the corner of Glendale Blvd and La Cleded Ave, was previous used as a parking lot for the Griffith Station Post Office. The USPS gave up its lease to the property in July of 2012 and it was eventually sold to Rethink Development for $660,000 in early 2013.

In order to squeeze in 8 residential “homes” the developer is seeking to build on almost 100% of the lot, contrary to what is allowed by City ordinance. Specifically, Rethink Development is seeking a conditional use permit to allow yard adjustments to:
Permit a zero (0) foot side yard between new residential units and between the new residential unit and the commercial unit lieu of the six (6) foot setback required between lots.
Permit a five (5) foot rear yard in lieu of the 15 (15) foot yard required.
Permit 2’ minimum horizontal dimension for required common open space (15’) and 2’ for private open space (8’).
Allow two inch (2”) separation between buildings on the lot in lieu of the 20-foot and 12-foot required passageways.
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