Expo Line-related development can't catch a freakin' break lately: after the West LA Neighborhood Council came down hard on the mixed-use project planned near the Expo Line station at Pico and Sepulveda, local councilmembers have piled on. A release from Bill Rosendahl, whose district doesn't even cover the site of the Casden development, and Paul Koretz have declared their opposition to the project at its current size. To be fair, it is quite large: about 266,800 square feet of commercial space above 538 residential units (with 59 set aside for senior-affordable units). Rosendahl says his constituents are concerned about traffic spillover from the development and both he and Koretz want it downsized, but don't mention specifics--the West LA nabe council previously said they wanted all the housing removed (!). The City Planning Commission will consider the project in February and the city will give approval or denial sometime next year. Most likely, the mixed-user will open after the Expo Line extension starts running to Santa Monica in 2015 or '16.
· West LA Nabe Council Wants to Kill Expo-Adjacent Apartments [Curbed LA]
· CasdenWestLA [Official Site]