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L.A. Now Live: Discuss the Hollywood development plan

June 20, 2012 |  7:00 am

The Times' City Hall reporter Kate Linthicum will join City Editor Shelby Grad to discuss a plan approved by the L.A. City Council on Tuesday that could dramatically remake the Hollywood skyline.

The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The plan, which was unanimously approved, would form a blueprint for denser development around the city's growing rail network.

Supporters say the plan is a visionary change that will allow Hollywood to complete a 20-year-transformation from a seedy haven for drug dealing and prostitution into a more vibrant, cosmopolitan center of residential towers, jobs, entertainment and public transportation.

But critics, especially those in the Hollywood Hills, say the new growth will spoil their million-dollar views and further snarl notoriously bad traffic.