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Hollywood residents decry Millennium skyscraper plans

February 19, 2013 |  3:53 pm

More than 50 people packed a small hearing chamber at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday to speak out about a proposed multimillion-dollar development in Hollywood.

The Millennium Hollywood project, if approved, will cost an estimated $664 million to build. The mixed-use development would include two skyscrapers and a series of smaller buildings near the iconic Capitol Records building at Hollywood and Vine.

Support came from business associations, including the Hollywood and Los Angeles Area Chambers of Commerce.

Opponents, many of them Hollywood residents, decried the height of the planned skyscrapers, the additional traffic and the noise and light pollution they said the development would create.

"Do we want Hollywood to be like New York City?" said Robert Adjemian, who lives near the proposed development site. "I certainly hope not."

After the hearing, the Planning Department will submit a report to the Planning Commission with their recommendations for the development's zoning and density.


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-- Laura J. Nelson at Los Angeles City Hall


Video: A scene from the hearing room at Los Angeles City Hall as the Planning Department listened to comments about the Millennium Hollywood plan. Credit: Laura J. Nelson / Los Angeles Times