Days after a citation was issued by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety for violating conditions of the project agreement, which resulted in a suspension of city inspections of an Oxford Triangle development, the suspension has been removed.
JPI West, the Carlsbad-based commercial real estate development company which is building a 298-unit apartment complex at 3221 S. Carter Ave, resumed construction-related activities Monday, November 19th, less than a week after receiving a citation for breaching portions of a prior negotiated agreement related to the project.
Reta Moser, who lives on Thatcher Avenue, said that Thomas Scarin, chief inspector at the Department of Building and Safety, told her that because there were no complaints lodged by residents who live near the project, the department chose to lift the suspensions. At Argonaut press time, Scarin had not returned calls for confirmation.
On Tuesday, November 13th, Building and Safety suspended inspections at the development after hearing complaints from homeowners on Thatcher and Oxford Avenues regarding the number of trucks that had been traveling down their street to the construction site — a violation of conditions of the project agreement.
“A site inspection reveals that parking and staging of construction vehicles on 3200 Thatcher Ave., adjacent to the project, has occurred in violation of condition 23 of APCW 2002-7626 CDP-SPP-SPR-MEL and that truck traffic to the subject site has been through the Oxford Triangle Specific Plan residential streets in violation of condition 24 (construction-related access),” the order read.
While Moser said the volume of vehicle traffic to the construction site has somewhat diminished, some of her neighbors say that Thatcher Avenue is still being used as an alternative route to the project site.
The complex, called Jefferson at Marina del Rey, was approved in 2006. Its features will include a fitness room a conference room, a business center, a pool and a spa.