By Mary O’KEEFE
A flyer concerning the Hill Banquet Hall in the 3300 block of North Verdugo Boulevard has been circulating nearby neighborhoods. The flyer states the proposed banquet hall has been building “without any permits.”
The issues listed on the flyer include increased traffic, limited parking availability at the location that spills onto residential streets, alcohol being served without the proper permitting and outdoor cigarette smoke.
The City of Glendale confirmed that the business owners had begun construction without the proper permits. There is an open/active code enforcement case at this location that City personnel are monitoring.
“The business owner did some interior improvements without permits and we have asked them to stop work and legalize the work they have done and intend to do,” according to City spokeswoman Eliza Papazian.
City representatives have also informed the property owner of the necessary approvals needed in order to operate as a banquet hall, she added.
As of Oct. 28 the business is not operating as a banquet hall but it does plan on getting the proper approvals in the future.
“Many of the approvals, including a parking reduction permit, require a public hearing before they are granted,” Papazian said.
Once a date is scheduled notices will be sent to residents within 500 feet of the property that will invite comment.