COVID-19: Procedural Changes

The department's counter is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applicaitons, plans, payments, and other documents are still being processed utilizing the following methods:

Payment Notice:
Cash, credit cards, debit cards, and card authorization forms are not accepted at this time.

We are only accpeting check's, cashier's check's, and money orders made payable to the City of Lawndale at this time.


1. Drop-Off Bin:

Patron's can leave their application, plans, payments and documents inside the drop-off bin located just outside the main entrance doors of City Hall. The bin is available during our normal business hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 am to 6 pm.

Do not drop-off any items outside of these hours!



2. Mail

Patron's can also mail-in their items. Please using the following address to send in your item:

City of Lawndale
Community Development Department
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

3. E-Mail:
Patron's may submit their applications and plans by e-mail by sending them to the following e-mail addresses:

Note: Physical copies of plans are still required when submitting new or revised plans.

Adrian Gutierrez
Phone: (310) 973-3230
agutierrez@lawndalecity.org

Esequiel Pimentel
Phone: (310) 973-3236
epimentel@lawndalecity.org


4. Inspections:
To schedule an inspection, please call the following numbers:

Building: (310) 973-3236 or
Planning: (310) 973-3230


Commercial Parking Standards - Revised April 2003
Retail Establishments: 
Dept. Stores, furniture stores, appliance sales, automobile sales and repair   1 parking space for every 250 sq. ft. of gross floor area
     
Commercial Offices:
Professional business or administration offices   1 parking space for every 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area
     
Medical and Personal Services:
Medical clinics, doctor's office, dentist, animal clinics, barber shops, beauty salons, tanning salons, health clubs   1 parking space for every 200 sq. ft. of gross floor area
     
Cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges, night clubs, and other similar places dispersing food or refreshments
All Other Zones:
1 parking space for every 3 fixed seats or 1 parking space for every 35 sq. ft. of seating area, where there are no fixed seats, plus 1 employee parking space for each 200 sq. ft. of gross floor area.

Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan:
- Less than 1,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area (1 space for each 250 sq. ft. of gross floor area)

- 1,000 - 4,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area (1 space for each 150 sq. ft. of gross floor area, plus 1 space for each employee).

- 4,000 sq. ft. or greater of gross floor area (1 space for each 75 sq. ft. of floor area for customer seating).

- Restaurants, delicatessens, take out only, no customer seating (1 space for each 250 sq. ft. of gross floor area).

- Fast food 1 space for 100 sq. ft. of gross floor area.
     
Other Uses:
Bowling Alleys   3 parking spaces for every bowling lane. Additional parking spaces for balance of building calculated according to use.
     
Hospitals   1 parking space for every patient bed, plus 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift
     
Hotels and Motels   1 parking space for every room or 2 parking spaces for every room with a kitchen and 2 parking spaces for every manager's unit plus 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift
     
Public Assembly:
Churches, clubs, lodges, fraternal organizations, social halls, assembly halls, dance halls, theaters, spectator stands
  1 parking space for every 2 fixed seats or 1 parking space for every 35 sq. ft. of seating area where there are no fixed seats
     
Sanitariums, convalescent and rest homes   1 parking space for every 3 patient beds, plus 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift
     
Schools: business, trade, private   1 parking space for every 2 fixed seats or 1 parking space for every 25 sq. ft. of seating area where there are no fixed seats
     
Trailer parks   2 parking spaces for every trailer space and 1 parking space for every 2½ trailers for guest parking
     
Industrial Uses   1 parking space for every 500 sq. ft. of gross floor area or 1 parking space for every employee on the largest shift, whichever is greater
     
Warehouses   1 parking space for every 1000 sq. ft. of gross floor area

Parking Layout Standards
Space Dimensions   - 9' x 20' with no obstruction

- 10' x 20' with obstruction

- 17' x 20' for handicap parking (see ADA requirements)
     
R-2-P/ R-3-P zones (Multiple Family Residential / Parkign Zones)   Any R-2-P and R-3-P parcels used for the purpose set forth above must be contiguous to the commercially zoned parcel for which it is to provide the required parking and under the same ownership or in the possession of the same claimant or person pursuant to a recorded lease with a term of not less than twenty years.

The term contiguous as used in this section shall include properties across an alley having at least ten feet of common frontage along the centerline of such alley.
     
Landscaping   Additional 2% minimum of the total lot area has to be within the required dedicated parking area.

 

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