One of things you should do when you're developing a project is community outreach and presentations to the local neighborhood groups. In our case, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council has jurisdiction for our location.
Last night we presented our project in the hopes of getting a Letter of Support that we could take to our Planning Dept hearing.
Back in June we presented our project and we received some very constructive criticism and suggestions for the project. We took that back to our office and with their input made the design better. The result was a unanimous vote in support of our project.
Next....Planning Dept hearing. Assuming we get their approval, our project can legally move forward full steam.