Proposed Amendment

Loyola Marymount University filed an application with the city of Los Angeles to amend its specific plan, commonly referred to as the LMU Master Plan, in August 2019. The university has since engaged with community stakeholders across Westchester and revised the proposed amendment. We invite you to review the application and project description, supplemental items, FAQ page and provide us with feedback.

We seek this change so that we can improve our athletics facilities. Specifically, LMU intends to renovate Gersten Pavilion instead of tearing it down as previously planned. Our teams would use it as a practice facility, and the space would include modernized training areas, locker rooms, offices, and academic spaces. The university's future competition venue would be built in the interior part of campus. No other part of the Master Plan would change under this amendment.

We are reaching out to neighbors and community groups across Westchester to discuss the benefits of the Master Plan and to ask for your help and feedback as we propose this change. Our next public presentations are:

Upcoming

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m.- Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Planning and Land Use Committee meeting and the Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Del Rey board meeting (7166 Manchester Ave., Westchester Municipal Building Community Room)

Past Presentations 

2019

  • Aug. 13 - Rotary Club of Playa Venice
  • Aug. 13 - LAX Coastal Education Foundation
  • Aug. 21 - LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Sept. 4 - Rotary Club of Westchester
  • Sept. 17 - Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Planning and Land Use Committee
  • Sept. 18 - Gateweay to Los Angeles BID
  • Sept. 21 - Westchester Art and Music Festival
  • Sept. 25 - Kentwood Home Guardians
  • Oct. 10 - Streetscape Improvement Association
  • Oct. 15 - Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Planning and Land Use Committee
  • Oct. 16 - LMU Staff Senate
  • Oct. 24 - LMU Faculty Senate 
  • Oct. 24- LMU Community Forum #1 
  • Nov. 6 - LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Nov. 7 - LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce
  • Nov. 16 - LMU Community Forum #2
  • Dec. 17 - Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Planning and Land Use Committee

2020

  • Feb. 29 - LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • March 1  - Booth at Community Connections (Covenant Presbyterian Church)
  • June 9 - Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Planning and Land Use Committee
  • June 16 - Holy Cross Neighbors
  • June 17 - Belton and Fordham Neighbors
  • Aug. 19 - LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Oct. 7 - LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Oct. 20 - Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Planning and Land Use Committee
  • Nov. 18 - LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Dec. 22 - Neighborhood Council of Westchester Playa Planning and Land Use Committee

We strive to be a good neighbor, we will continue to uphold the commitments we made when the Master Plan was approved in 2011, and we look for opportunities to strengthen our community partnerships. Feel free to contact us at community@lmu.edu or 310.338.2759.