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Pro and Con for Venice's Ray Hotel

To: la@curbed.com
From: (ED: pr firm?)
Date: Sep 8, 2007 11:27 AM
Subject line: Hotel Ray Open House
Excerpt: "Hotel Ray at 901 Abbot Kinney Boulevard will set a new standard for environmental sensitivity and community partnerships. Come learn more about the project’s environmentally friendly practices, how it fits in with the neighborhood scale, and all the community benefits this new Venice landmark will provide for our neighborhood....[meeting is] Monday, September 10, 2007 @ 6:30 pm, Equator Books 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd."

To: la@curbed.com
From: (ED: VNC?)
Date: Sep 8, 2007 3:54 PM
Subject line: UPDATE: Venice Neighborhood Council takes first step in opposing Ray Hotel/Developer channels "1984"
"For those of you who don't know, the Venice Neighborhood Council had an entire Land Use and Planning Committee meeting devoted to the Ray Hotel Wednesday night. At stake was whether or not the current LUPC was willing to amend or overturn a previous LUPC decision to support the Ray Hotel in its entirety - even though the hotel asked for significant variances making it nearly twice as tall and half again as dense as anything else around it (and don't get me started about the parking!)."
· Here's Your Ray Hotel [Curbed LA]