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New Look at Hollywood's Slow-Moving High Line West Project

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The long awaited High Line West in Hollywood, which features an elevated private park area, is continuing a very slow roll through the city's approval process. The project, 280 units and retail in six stories, from prolific developer Sonny Astani, was approved unanimously by the City Planning Commission in December 2013, but has continued to face opposition from appellants represented by notorious NIMBY lawyer Robert Silverstein. A hearing on the appeals before the City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee is scheduled for April 29; then the matter'll go forward to the full City Council. However, according to letters (here and here) posted on the city's web site, Silverstein's clients George Abrahams of the Argyle Civic Association, ABS Bricker LLC, and Historic Hollywood Holdings LLC have dropped their appeals. Perhaps they made an agreement behind the scenes? Without opposition it appears the project has no more obstacles unless lawsuits pop up at some point. In the meantime, please enjoy the updated renderings from the project web site and the project's environmental report.

· High Line West Bringing Apartments, Retail, Elevated Park to Hollywood and Western [Curbed LA]
· City Planning Commission determination letter [LA City Clerk]