Case Studies & Examples / Housing / Mixed Use

“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 … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Mixed Use

“3rd Strike for General Growth Properties in Trying to Stop Competitive Entertainment/Retail Destination”

January 20, 2005 “Superior Court Judge Robert O’Brien today upheld the City of Glendale’s approval of a town center to be developed by Caruso Affiliated and ruled that the Environmental Impact Report on which the city’s decision was based fully meets all requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Specifically the judge denied all … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Education / Housing / Mixed Use

“Firms turning to environmental law to combat rivals”

November 14, 2011 By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times “To halt a competing project near USC, Conquest Student Housing turned to a legal weapon that one of its co-owners allegedly compared to a crude bomb: cheap and destructive. Conquest owned 17 buildings that rented to USC students. When the developer Urban Partners proposed erecting a new … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Housing / Mixed Use

“Woodland Hills homeowners file suit over Village at Westfield Topanga development”

April 16, 2012 By Dakota Smith “The Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization has filed a lawsuit over the Village at Westfield Topanga mall, angering the local chamber of commerce, which intends to drop the homeowners group from its membership. Resident Jeff Bornstein and the homeowners group filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and … Continue reading