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“Party palace” draws opposition: Council member blasts proposal for LA’s largest home ever

Proposed 139,000-square-foot mansion faces opposition from 5th district council member Paul Koretz

March 28, 2016 02:30PM

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Council member Paul Koretz (credit: Facebook)

Council member Paul Koretz (credit: Facebook)

A scheme to build L.A. County’s biggest home in Beverly Hills has irked a local politico, who lashed out against what he calls a “party palace.”

Council member Paul Koretz wrote an open letter to constituents bemoaning trailer park mogul and famed party host Michael Scott’s plan to build a “giga-mansion” complete with a helipad, aviary, yoga studio and 500-person deck at 10101 Angelo View Drive. 

In the letter, sent last Saturday, Koretz cited his dedication to “restricting out-of-scale development, protecting our hillsides, and saving wildlife corridors.” He said he is requesting that Scott, of Kort & Scott Financial Group, withdraw his proposal for the 139,062-square-foot mansion.

“Michael Scott still wants to decimate our community with his party palace,” the letter said. “He wants to fly his helicopter over our canyons and land on a helipad at his house, sending crushing noise for miles in every direction.”

Dozens of concerns citizens already testified before the L.A. Board of Building and Safety Commissioners last week, arguing that the property’s preliminary environmental impact draft was incomplete and inaccurate. They demand a full Environmental Impact Report.

The draft, they claimed, used outdated metrics for a property half the size of the planned home. The current plan calls for a four-story home with a commercial-size spa, three pools, at least 19 bathrooms and underground parking for up to 47 cars.

Community groups, such as Save Our Hillsides, celebrated Koretz’ letter and urged residents to attend a public hearing on the project April 5. [Beverly Hills Courier]Cathaleen Chen