LA City Council approves Millennium Hollywood project

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The Millennium Hollywood dual-skyscraper development project.

Despite the loud objections of many residents, the Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved the massive Millennium Hollywood dual-skyscraper development.

The city council voted 13-to-0 in favor of the Hollywood Millennium project, which features one-million square feet of office space, stores, a hotel and two 35-story or more skyscrapers that would dwarf the 13-story Capitol Records tower between them on Vine Street.

Today’s city council approval came despite a state geologist’s warning about a possible earthquake fault and a Caltrans objection that heavier neighborhood traffic could gridlock the already overloaded Hollywood Freeway.

For more on this, we’re joined by Robert Silverstein, an attorney with the Silverstein Law Firm. He represents a coalition of more than 40 homeowners’ groups that oppose the Hollywood project.

KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis also spoke to City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell about the vote.