Despite concerns about traffic and density, the Beverly Hills City Council on Wednesday approved 9900 Wilshire, the condominium/retail development designed by architect Richard Meier, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Mayor Barry Brucker said the 9900 Wilshire project, approved by a 4-1 vote Wednesday evening, would secure about $60 million in upfront fees for Beverly Hills -- "more than any other project in the history of the city" -- to help fund street improvements and other work." Full gallery of Meier's project. Next Tuesday, the City Council is expected to approve new condos at the Beverly Hilton and a new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, according to the paper, projects that have homeowners howling about increased traffic around Wilshire and Santa Monica.
· Beverly Hills approves condo project [LA Times]
· 9900 Wilshire: Beverly Hills Weighs In On Richard Meier's Green Building [Curbed LA]