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“Held Up by Environmental Litigation, Playa Vista Finally Gets Its Own Downtown”

April 8, 2012

By Ryan Lue

“After a hard-won legal battle, Los Angeles’ youngest coastal community can finally begin construction on its mixed-use downtown, report Roger Vincent and Martha Groves.

Developers in Playa Vista, a young neighborhood just north of Los Angeles International Airport, spent the last eight years embroiled in a legal battle over plans to build its downtown. Now, with their legal troubles behind them, they have announced plans to begin construction on Runway at Playa Vista in June.

The $260-million development, featuring four city blocks of apartments, offices, restaurants, and shops, faced opposition over its environmental impact report (EIR), which developers must complete under the California Environmental Quality Act.”

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