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Breaking: City Council Votes To Halt Las Lomas Project

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Via the InBox, the latest on the controversial Las Lomas project: "Not sure if you got it yet but the vote on Las Lomas went down 10-5 in support of [Councilman Greig] Smith's motion to stop processing the pre-zoning and EIR. It was a pretty wild meeting." The proposed project--on 555-acres between Santa Clarita and the city of Los Angeles--would have added 5,500 units, 2.7 million square feet of office, retail and community space and a 300-room hotel. More background via the Daily News; previous Curbed coverage here and here. UPDATE: LA Times story is up and Smith tells the paper: "This project would have put 15,000 cars a day in an already heavily impacted area. The people of L.A. said we can't take that anymore. We're tired of it. We don't have to say yes to make a developer rich." The project's developer says he isn't sure what his next step will be, but the Times article quotes Las Lomas' defender Councilman Richard Alarcon as stating that Los Angeles could be "in great jeopardy of being sued" given that the city had agreed to review the project.
· Santa Clarita: Everyone Hates Las Lomas [Curbed LA]