Opinion: This City Council Is Giving the City Away

Opinion: This City Council Is Giving the City Away

The sitting City Council is granting favors to real estate developers rather than doing its job, which is to protect and advocate for the...

Mon, Mar 06, 2017 with 26 Comments
WeHo City Council Meeting Centers on Controversial Townscape Developments

WeHo City Council Meeting Centers on Controversial Townscape Developments

The developer's projects at 8150 Sunset and 8899 Beverly, and its financial contributions to City Council campaigns, dominated public...

Tue, Dec 06, 2016 with 4 Comments
Judge Rejects West Hollywood West Appeal of City Decision on 8899 Beverly Project

Judge Rejects West Hollywood West Appeal of City Decision on 8899 Beverly Project

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge today denied a petition by the West Hollywood West Residents Association to overturn the WeHo City...

Wed, Nov 09, 2016 with 6 Comments
Townscape Partners Faces Possible Delay on One Controversial Project and May Be Cashing in on Another

Townscape Partners Faces Possible Delay on One Controversial Project and May Be Cashing in on Another

The L.A. Cultural Heritage Commission is considering designating 8150 Sunset as a culturally significant property. Meanwhile Townscape has...

Fri, Aug 05, 2016 with 11 Comments
Planning Commission Agrees to Cede Easement to 8899 Beverly Developer

Planning Commission Agrees to Cede Easement to 8899 Beverly Developer

The decision, which must be approved by the City Council, removes green space between the controversial project and its nearby neighbors

Fri, Aug 05, 2016 with 17 Comments
L.A. Planning Commission Approves 8150 Sunset Project

L.A. Planning Commission Approves 8150 Sunset Project

Townscape Partners was asked to add ten more affordable units in exchange for approval of a project that is three times the permitted...

Fri, Jul 29, 2016 with 18 Comments
8899 Beverly Is Back on the WeHo Council Agenda

8899 Beverly Is Back on the WeHo Council Agenda

The project has become a focal point in the ongoing debate over the impact of more dense development and the lack of affordable housing in...

Thu, Aug 13, 2015 with 10 Comments
8899 Beverly Developer Makes Last Minute Offers to Secure City Council Approval

8899 Beverly Developer Makes Last Minute Offers to Secure City Council Approval

Townscape Partners of Beverly Hills and Angelo Gordon of New York City are offering to do everything from building a new park to donating...

Sat, Sep 20, 2014 with 21 Comments
In 4-2 Vote, WeHo Planning Commission Declines to Endorse 8899 Beverly Project

In 4-2 Vote, WeHo Planning Commission Declines to Endorse 8899 Beverly Project

At a public hearing that attracted 50 speakers, the project drew support from local design businesses but was opposed by residents of the...

Thu, Aug 07, 2014 with 12 Comments
8899 Beverly Developer Backs Away from Controversial ‘Poor Door’ Proposal

8899 Beverly Developer Backs Away from Controversial ‘Poor Door’ Proposal

Beverly Blvd. Associates says it is willing to grant access to all building amenities to low-income renters in the proposed condo building.

Wed, Aug 06, 2014 with 9 Comments
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