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Supes Agree to Hearing Rules Over Universal Studios' $3 Billion Makeover

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The Daily News brings news of that $3 billion project that you may have completely forgot about: the big Universal Studios make-over. The project just took a bureaucratic step yesterday when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to OK an agreement with the city over details regarding public hearings and announcements related to the project. And yes, the condo/office/hotel/theme park renovation, currently undergoing an EIR, is still worrisome to some city officials. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky tells the paper: "I continue to have serious concerns about the scope of the project, both the one on the campus of Universal Studios, as well as the project related to the studio on the MTA site across the street." Other locals in the area are worried about traffic from the project, which was announced more than a year ago, and which would bring 2,900 residents units, a hotel, new office space, shops and a refurbished Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, according to the paper. "The project application includes a request that the city annex about 76 acres of the property in order to build the new residential development."
· LA supervisors approve rules for hearings on Universal Studios [Daily News]
· Universal City Development Plan, Take 2 [Curbed LA]
· Getting to Know You: Proposed Universal Project [Curbed LA]