At its Oct. 19 meeting, the county Marina del Rey Design Control Board supported a recommendation for final design review of a Marina del Rey renovation project, with conditions, supported consideration of exterior modifications to an existing hotel, and recommended approval for signage for a new business.
The Design Control Board recommended final design review approval for the Bay Club Apartments and Marina renovation, consisting of 205 units in a three-building apartment complex on Tahiti Way. Conditions included transitioning lighting to a lower level after 11 p.m., with the exception of pedestrian walkways for safety; a more “rhythmic” paving design, and an alternate dockside gate design that is more consistent with existing designs.
At its Oct. 12 meeting, the county Small Craft Harbor Commission supported an option to amend the lease agreement by renewing the lease option for up to a maximum of 18 months because of unforeseen delays related to financing.
The Design Control Board additionally recommended approval for Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey hotel exterior modifications in the porte-cochere, lobby entrance and valet area. The applicant had requested removal of the existing non-ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliant valet desk, and the addition of and ADA-accessible exterior pass-through service window for valet transactions to provide easier guest access to the lobby staff. New lobby exterior artwork is also proposed, and a new seating area would be created to the east of the lobby entryway under the covered portico, containing accent lounge chairs, coffee tables and outdoor heaters.
Also at the Oct. 19 board meeting, the applicant for a new business at the Waterside Shopping Center, See’s Candies, received recommended approval for new tenant signage and awning modifications.
There was no public comment at the meeting.