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Windsor Square Wins Reprieve

The wrecking balls are quiet in Windsor Square: Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council put a 45-day moratorium on demolition and building activity. The move comes after LA Superior Court's decision last fall to overturn the historic designation and preservation ordinance.

Unhappy about the moratorium are residents who feel the preservation laws, which limit the amount of construction in the area, are too restrictive. On their side is Fred Gaines, who isn't afraid to throw this argument out there:

He [suggested] the designation was motivated by a desire to keep "immigrants and Orthodox Jews and others who have different cultural styles and needs for their houses out of the neighborhood."
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L.A. Council Acts to Save Old Neighborhood [LA Times]