The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning is holding a Community Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 6:30-8:30pm to gather input from the public about development in Marina del Rey Hotel on Bali Way. The Department of Regional Planning is a key player in terms of what gets built in MDR. It functions as an advisory body to the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. We urge all of you to attend this meeting and speak up on your concerns about the impact of the County’s development of MDR and adjacent neighborhoods, including the Silver Strand. Alert your neighbors and friends. For the Silver Strand News’ review of current and future projects please see: The Shores Apartments in Marina del Rey Moving towards Completion and update on other projects on Via Marina (mdrsilverstrandnews.wordpress.com)
The Visioning Process
According the DRP website, the meeting is part of the “Visioning Process” which the Department describes as follows:
The County of Los Angeles is about to begin the last part of a three-prong road map agreed to between the Board of Supervisors and the California Coastal Commission for planning efforts in Marina del Rey. The Marina del Rey visioning process is a project by the Department of Regional Planning (DRP) to develop a vision for Marina del Rey for the next 20 years. Over the next several months, DRP will host a number of in-person community events to identify your specific concerns and your ideas for what you’d like the Marina to be. What we learn from you in the visioning process will be used to inform an update to the Marina del Rey LCP.
In order to create a successful vision of the future Marina, we want to know what you think about the current Marina. Tell us what you think is missing or should be improved in the Marina, what design changes can be made to make the Marina a more attractive place, what uses or amenities could be provided to make the Marina a more desirable destination for visitors and more livable for residents, and what you like about the Marina and want to see more of. We want to hear all of your ideas and perspectives.