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Playa Vista Phase 2 wins final L.A. City Council approval

The Los Angeles City Council voted 9-2 Tuesday to approve the second and final phase of the Playa Vista development.

Phase 2, known as the Village, will add 2,800 homes, a shopping center, office buildings and parks to the community between the Westchester bluffs and Marina del Rey.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents the area, and Councilman Paul Koretz cast the dissenting votes on the second and final reading of the ordinance to approve the necessary zoning changes and a development agreement between the city and Playa Capital Co.

-- Martha Groves

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And the corruption continues. There are thouands of vacant homes and millions of square feet of empty office space on the westside. What sense does it make to build more?

Makes sense because there is demand for housing near jobs. Makes sense because wetlands were saved and this area was a paved airport. Makes sense for hundreds of reasons. what does not make sense is the 7 people who, for the sport of it, keep sticking their nose in the business of 10,000 happy people.

With all of the already approved development at Playa Vista and the current and future traffic and parking problems in lower Playa del Rey, shouldn't we all be focusing now on how to stop new residential overdevelopment near the beach which is essentially inapposite to the goals of the California Coastal Act? Why don't people focus on what can be prevented because it doesn't exist yet versus fighting what already is???? Just a thought on regrouping and fighting the fight that can be won!

These 2,800 homes will not be vacant for long.

These 2,800 homes they are building will not be vacant for long. Hot property area. Higher demands. It's all about location. Playa Vista is a beautiful city.

This is great news since Playa Vista 1 is the ugliest development ever in LA. Its basically a concrete mass of boring condos and apartments. I really hope they do just as great a job with the second phase. Since the Westside is not congested enough with traffic.

One shaker away from the entire Playa Vista complex sinking into the muck.

"Love PV" clearly has a bias. Apparently he does not realize how many polls have been done showing that the majority of people in CD-11 (Bill Rosendahl's city council district) do NOT support more of Playa Vista being built on the Los Angeles River flood plain.

There are so many reasons for this poll result ~ not the least of which people actually understand the location of this project is the worst possible place, from a transportation standpoint, geography, ecology and more. And while it might seem convenient to blame "seven people" and characterize their love for the Ballona Wetlands and quality of life on this side of town as something they do "for the sport of it" ~ there are far more proponents of saving the remaining 100 acres as park land than there are for building more structures in a high-risk liquefaction zone.

traffic... uh, i mean teriffic.


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