There are a large number of development and renovation projects in the pipeline for Marina del Rey and more coming, Stan Wisniewski, director of Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors told the County Marina del Rey Design Control Board Thursday, April 21st.

Information on project descriptions, height data and the approval process can be found by clicking on “Marina del Rey,” then “Development” on the county Web site:

http://beaches.co.la.ca.us

OTHER PROJECTS, ACTIONS — Under new business, one Marina project was approved and another project withdrawn.

n Archstone Apartments was given approval to continue use of seven temporary directional signs until mid-August during remodeling at Archstone-Kingswood, apartments bounded by Via Marina, Via Dolce, Panay Way and Dell Avenue.

n A county WATER (Water Awareness, Training, Education and Recreation) program storage project was withdrawn from consideration by the design board at this time.

n The design board confirmed its past actions of approval of a modification of plans at Marina Beach Shopping Center at Washington Boulevard and Via Marina.

Prior to renovation, the lessee discovered a 21-inch mainline sewer — maintained and controlled by the City of Los Angeles — that is directly underneath the site of one of the proposed shopping center buildings.

The shopping center lessee proposed to eliminate that building and “relocate” the 3,228-square feet that it would have contained to a revised and enlarged second building of 6,110-square feet, reducing the overall building area of the shopping center build-out by 128 feet.

The design board had requested that the developer return to the design board with a revised site landscape plan.

n The design board approved for the record its March meeting action to approve the painting of deteriorated portions of the building of Casa Escobar at Jamaica Bay so that the portions match existing paint.

The Palawan Way and the Admiralty Way building sides should be painted to match the existing Casa Escobar color scheme, design board members said.

A pool area should be painted to match the Jamaica Bay Inn structure, which is white with blue trim, board members said.

n Approval was given for two pharmacy signs for the Ralphs Food Faire market at the Waterside Marina Center currently under redevelopment, bounded by Lincoln Boulevard, Fiji Way, Mindanao Way and Admiralty Way.

Approval was given for a 60-day extension of seven temporary banners for Ralphs and the overall Waterside Marina Shopping Center.

n In other business, Wisniewski reported that bicycle lockers are available for monthly rentals in the Marina.

He suggested that if more residents were aware of the locker availability, more lockers could be built to increase the use of bicycles in the area.

Information, (310) 305-9503.

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