Haichal Moshe - RE: City Planning Case No. APCSV-2017-827-SPE-SPP
To the South Valley Area Planning Commission:
I am writing to express my support for the Specific Plan Exception to permit Haichal Moshe Synagogue located at 18038 Ventura Boulevard to continue to operate as an Orthodox Synagogue with the 10 on-site parking spaces in lieu of the 101 spaces required by the specific plan for "auditorium" uses.
As an orthodox Synagogue, Haichal Moshe's congregation walk rather than drive to busy Friday and Saturday services. The parking study completed by Hirsch Green Consulting also shows that a maximum of 10 spaces are needed during the week. Therefore, it would be unusually burdensome to require the Synagogue to supply all 101 parking spaces that would never be used.