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Group fighting Alexan in DTLA hires Hollywood’s preeminent NIMBY lawyer

Eastern Columbia condo residents hired Robert Silverstein to spearhead the legal battle against Trammell Crow

October 13, 2016 12:31PM

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Renderings of the Alexan at the corner of Hill and 9th Streets (Credit: DTLA Neighborhood Council)

Renderings of the Alexan at the corner of Hill and 9th Streets (Credit: DTLA Neighborhood Council)

The Society for the Preservation of Downtown, the group fighting Trammell Crow Residential’s Alexan condo project, just nabbed the lawyer most notorious for stopping developments in Los Angeles.

Robert Silverstein, the Pasadena attorney responsible for halting the construction of the Hollywood Target, will represent the group in its appeal of the city planning department’s approval of the 27-story tower, Curbed reported.

The Alexan would rise adjacent to the Eastern Columbia building. The majority of the Society for the Preservation of Downtown’s members live in that Art Deco building, and stand to lose some of their views. The group claims the new structure goes against the atmosphere of their neighborhood.

In appealing the project, the group is making the case that the city should have required an Environmental Impact Report when reviewing the Alexan plans.

The appeal hearing is scheduled for Oct. 25. [Curbed]Cathaleen Chen

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