Friday, February 22, 2013
The L.A. City Council recently approved new zoning guidelines for some areas of the city that allow for taller buildings near transit hubs. The strategy is intended to cluster new residential development along subway lines and bus routes.
It will surprise no one that residents of the affected areas aren't happy. In Hollywood, locals have started to organize against a large mixed-use development:
Nearby residents say Millennium Hollywood would make Hollywood's notoriously bad traffic worse, lengthening commutes and response times from police and firefighters. Construction noise and dust could hurt seniors and students living in the area, said Jan Martin, the president and chief executive of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, which is next to the site.