After hearing comments on the Hollywood Community Plan from more than 50 residents and members of the business community, the Los Angeles City Council's Planning Land Use and Management Committee on Tuesday scheduled further consideration of the plan for April 17.
The plan would serve as a blueprint for future development in Hollywood. It aims to direct population growth and commercial development near transit hubs and away from lower-density and historic neighborhoods, city planners said.
The current plan has not been updated since it was created in 1988.
Councilmen Ed Reyes, Jose Huizar and Mitchell Englander reviewed the plan, hearing comments and asking questions, for nearly two hours.
Some concerns from residents included building height limits, increased traffic, ensuring hillsides are protected, historical preservation and concern that the plan had inaccurate population figures.
At least 57 speakers addressed the committee, and written comments also were submitted.
As has been the case throughout the review process, the plan drew conflicting views from residents and business people.
Representatives for Councilmen Eric Garcetti, Tom LaBonge and Paul Koretz, whose districts include a portion of Hollywood, as well as a representative for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, voiced support of the plan.
The Hollywood Community Plan received several changes just before Tuesday’s meeting.
Councilman Ed Reyes, the committee’s chairman, said the item will be considered further at the committee's April 17 meeting. In the meantime, committee members will review the oral and written comments and the revisions to the plan submitted Tuesday.
Reyes said he wants to make sure the committee approves “a strong document that reflects the concerns of the community and addresses the needs of the city as well and the impacts addressed by the constituents.”
For past coverage, visit our topic page for the Hollywood Community Plan.