Wednesday morning report, Aug. 19

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) The Planning Commission tonight will consider a request to build a two-story home on oddly-shaped property at 13423 Laureldale Ave. 

The lot is only 25 feet wide, half of what the residential zone requires. Such a narrow lot makes building a home "that complies with the residential development standards and the Building Code difficult," city planners said in recommending the variance's approval. 

As proposed, the home would feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the top floor, with a one-car garage, kitchen, living, dining room, and third bathroom on the bottom level. 

Here's an image of the lot, courtesy Google: 


2.) The Planning Commission will also consider an application from David Devis to add outdoor patios to his 2nd Street properties. 

According to the application, Devis wants to add an 85 sq. ft. outdoor patio to L.A. Buns, and a 280 sq. ft. patio to the east side of Epic Lounge. This patio would be adjacent to an alley and private parking lot. 

Devis also is seeking to upgrade his alcohol license to a Type 47 and extend his permissible hours of operation. 

3.) Finally, an industrial property owner is seeking a variance so that it can install an 8-ft. block wall within its street-side yard. 

Pacific Elite took over the building at 11899 Woodruff Ave., which was previously occupied by Raytheon. 

Pacific Elite, a collision repair center, wants to build the block wall to create an outdoor storage area for its vehicles. 

4.) Vic Diaz, profiled in the Patriot last week, is hosting a "Fresh Cut" comedy show Friday, Sept. 4, at the Pride Barbershop in Downey. 

The show starts at 8 p.m.; admission is $5. Here is the Facebook event page

5.) Embedded above is a new video by Stay Gallery: "Downey, Unified."