Raymond Chan, was the Mayor Garcetti appointed General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS). After resigning, Chan served a year as a Los Angeles deputy mayor for economic development until June 2017. It was under Chan that Millennium’s improper seismic studies were accepted and approved by LADBS. … Read the rest
In April 2015, STMH was victorious in our trial against the Los Angeles City Council and Millennium Partners, LLC. The Honorable James C. Chalfant threw out the EIR and all of Millennium’s project approvals, agreeing with us that the EIR was fatally flawed on 5 different grounds. Chalfant states in part: “There were many aspects Caltrans wanted you to look at, that you didn’t look at.””… Read the rest
On April 16, 2020, the Department of City Planning dropped the 13,000-page Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), kicking off the 45 day window for public comments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Garcetti had nothing to say when the flood of requests were made by residents to extend the public comment period – during the pandemic.… Read the rest
A November 4, 2015 article by Variety writes: “Hollywood will be looking more “Star Trek” than “L.A. Confidential” in the next few years. . .”
Mixed-use and mega-sized projects like Millennium’s Hollywood Center Project threaten our already over-burdened infrastructure. Creates additional traffic and brings worlds of problems to the surrounding neighborhoods.… Read the rest
Here’s the good news. The judge doesn’t care what the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) says about the earthquake studies submitted Millennium Partners, LLC. Judge Chalfant determined that the City violated CEQA when it disregarded the concerns of Caltrans,
pursuant to Pub.… Read the rest
There was a fascinating debate on KCRW’s Which Way L.A., moderated by Warren Olney on the disparity between residents and developers and shown in the following quotes from developer Mott Smith and our community-advocacy attorney, Robert P. Silverstein.
“A recent study … looked at Environmental Impact Reports that had gone to court under challenges like the ones we’re talking about here.… Read the rest
Please see this May 26, 2015 Wall St. Journal article about our Millennium battle.
“If you are doing development within any proximity to a freeway-which includes a great deal of development in Los Angeles-you’re now going to have to consider Caltrans in your process in a greater way than before,” Mr.… Read the rest
By Jonathan Van Dyke, 5/07/2015
Judge invalidates EIR for controversial Hollywood project
The long and winding story of the Millennium Hollywood took another twist last Thursday when a judge issued a ruling to halt the $1 billion project, likely forcing the developer to go back to the drawing board and create a new environmental impact report (EIR).
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