- Inglewood Planning Commission and City Council
- United States of America
7-Eleven is attempting to build a gas station and convenience store that sells beer and wine in a residential neighborhood of Inglewood District 2, an area already oversaturated with gas stations and liquor stores.
Special Use Request SP-2019-010
Special use request to allow 1) an automobile service station and 2) the sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption from a proposed convenience market on an approximately 23,100 square-foot, c-2 (General Commercial) zoned property at 1500-1502 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood CA 90302.
Original special use request can be found in this document: https://www.cityofinglewood.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_10022019-2906
We oppose 7-Eleven’s special use request to allow 1) an automobile service station and 2) the sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption from a proposed convenience market on an approximately 23,100 square-foot, c-2 (General Commercial) zoned property at 1500-1502 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood CA 90302. Our reasons include, but are not limited to:
- This gas station and liquor store would be a pit stop for people passing through the community on the way to the new stadiums in District 4, while harming the residents surrounding LaBrea and 64th street.
- The notice of categorical exemption prepared in accordance with CEQA has not factored in the necessary exceptions that impact the health and safety of the neighborhood. These exceptions, as indicted in section 15300.2 of the 2018 CEQA Statutes and Guidelines, include but are not limited to: LOCATION (64th Street is a residential street, not appropriately wide or functional to support the increase in traffic), CUMULATIVE IMPACT (There are (8) automobile service stations within .6 miles of this location, including Alliance Gas across the street and SIGNIFICANT EFFECT (1500-1502 sits over a disclosed earthquake fault line).
- There is an oversaturation of beer and wine sales in the area (at least (9) other off-site beer and wine retailers within one mile, including Nelson’s Liquorland across the street). The Census Tract that dictates the amount of ABC licenses in the neighborhood is drawn in a way that excludes a liquor stores within .01 miles of this location, creating an unfair boundary for those living in the vicinity of the proposed store.
- Alliance Gas, located next door, applied for a beer and wine license, but was denied.
- This would be the fourth 7-Eleven convenience store within one mile of this location.
- Section 12-95.5 (F-3) of the Inglewood Municipal Code states: “There shall be no dispensing or sale of gasoline or other motor fuels from the premises on which liquor sales are permitted.”
- The 7-Eleven will have a negative effect on the public safety and general welfare of the community, including (but limited to) an increase in crime, loitering, panhandling, public intoxication, urination, noise, trash, and light pollution.
- There is a historically poor police response time in the proposed area; (3) police municipalities surrounding the property has resulted in jurisdiction confusion.
The I oppose the 7-Eleven Gas Station at LaBrea and 64th petition to Inglewood Planning Commission and City Council was written by Joseph Saroufim and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.