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Autry National Center withdraws expansion plan

August 12, 2009 |  5:12 am

Autrynationalcenter In a move that concedes a measure of victory to long-term opponents, the Autry National Center has bowed out of a protracted battle for a $175-million expansion of its facility in Griffith Park.

City approval of the plan hinged on a recent demand for the Autry to make a legally binding commitment to support the Southwest Museum located in Mt. Washington, as a fully functioning art institution in perpetuity. In a letter delivered to members of the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday, the Autry stated that such a commitment would be irresponsible and that it is withdrawing its proposal.

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Photo: Entrance to the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times