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Bundy Village developer asks for another delay in medical, senior housing project

September 15, 2010 |  8:13 pm

Westside Medical Park LLC, which is proposing to build a 1.3-million-square-foot medical and senior housing complex in West Los Angeles, has asked the Los Angeles City Council’s planning and land use management committee for a 120-day postponement so that the developer can address “community concerns regarding the project.”

Residents and Councilmen Bill Rosendahl and Paul Koretz have said the project would generate too much traffic.

The Los Angeles Planning Commission in March approved the complex of medical offices, retail stores and housing despite residents' and business concerns about increased congestion in the busy Olympic Boulevard corridor.

The panel was to take up the matter in July, with a full council vote anticipated soon after, but the developer asked for a postponement then as well.

The hearing was rescheduled for Oct. 5, with a council vote on Oct. 20. Now, it appears that consideration would wait until next year.

As originally envisioned, the 11.5-acre development on Olympic Boulevard between Bundy Drive and Centinela Avenue would result in 21,000 additional daily car trips in the area, according to traffic engineers.

Those would be on top of thousands of car trips generated by the bevy of media and entertainment companies that already populate the district, residents point out.

They also say the project lacks public amenities and open space.

--Martha Groves

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