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Neighbors Prefer Church to Playa Vista-Adjacent Apartments

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There's a development battle a-brewin' down in an unincorporated area near Playa Vista. Houston developers Dinerstein Cos. are working on plans for a four and a half story, 216 unit apartment building and a 433 space parking structure for a five acre site that currently holds the City of Angels Church of Religious Science. Neighbors are concerned the plan, which requires a zoning change, is too dense and too tall, and the owners of an adjacent apartment complex are "opposed to future apartment residents using an access road behind their complex," according to the Daily Breeze. They also "argue the building's height would block views and create a visual blight for their tenants whose balconies overlook the church site." The developers say they've held about 40 community meetings and have altered the plans in response to criticism, but the neighbors say those changes are superficial. The project goes to the Regional Planning Commission July 14. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, who represents nearby parts of LA, has said he's against the zoning change. [Inset via City of Angels]
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