Los Angeles – Three groups are suing the city of Los Angeles following the City Council’s approval last week of new zoning regulations that enable developers to build taller and larger buildings in some areas of Hollywood, reported the Los Angeles Times.
Fix the City, La Mirada Avenue Neighborhood Assn., and SaveHollywood.Org each filed a separate lawsuit to block the plan, citing concerns that the change in the regulations would ruin the historic feel of the neighborhood. Some opponents also have raised objections to the city’s plan, contending that it was based on exaggerated population estimates, the newspaper reported. One of the three lawsuits questions the accuracy of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s emergency response times included in the plan.
The city hopes to make Hollywood more of a walkable community, putting the focus on building near public transportation hubs. The three groups who filed the lawsuits have been battling the plan for several years.
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