The Walgreens-centered mixed-use development for the corner of
La Cienega Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Boulevards, approved by the West Hollywood Planning Commission at the end of January, is headed to appeal. The Notice of Public Hearing released today names Rod Wingfield, of the WeHo Neighbors Association, as one of the appellants. The LOHA-designed project has been in the works since 2006, with no lack of controversy and revisions along the way, mostly with regard to the vehicle traffic the project would bring to the area. In its current iteration, the project would include 13,276 square feet of Walgreens-brand commercial space with another 2,138 square feet devoted to groundfloor retail. The residential portion of the project has already been cut from 48 units to 28 to 20. Curbed checked in with the opposition websites on Facebook and Blogspot today, but both are silent with regard to the appeal, although Wingfield told the WeHo News back in January that there would be an appeal before the deadline. The City Council will have final say on the project on May 7.
· Upgrade!: LOHA-Designed WeHo Walgreens Project Approved [Curbed LA]
· Walgreens moves forward -- to an appeal [WeHo News]