Win Win For BHA, Neighbors and Katsuya

Thank you to all our members who contacted us about the impact of Katsuya’s valet parking operations on the surrounding neighborhood.  Based on your feedback, prior to the hearing on August 15, BHA met with representatives from the BCC and Katsuya to discuss these concerns and reached an agreement on conditions to lessen the impacts City officials adopted at the hearing. These conditions require the valet to use only the garage in the building for parking, to increase staffing at peak times so cars are not double parked on San Vicente and to implement a plan to prevent cars from queuing on San Vicente, as well as a prescribed circulation route for the valet.  In addition, a Parking Compliance Report must be submitted to the City six months after the restaurant expansion is complete. These conditions, which will be part of a Conditional Use Permit, will allow Katsuya to expand their operations while protecting the neighborhood.