AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues Crossroads of the World redevelopment

Foundation turns to state law to fight $1B project after landmarking effort fails

Los Angeles /
Feb.February 22, 2019 10:00 AM
AHF CEO Michael Weinstein and Harridge’s Crossroads of the World redevelopment

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation hasn’t given up its fight to derail Harridge Development Group’s redevelopment of Crossroads of the World.

The nonprofit group filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles to delay or stop the $1 billion Hollywood project, according to Curbed. AHF claims the city violated the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, when it approved the project.

The suit comes six months after the City Council voted against AHF’s application to landmark two properties at the Crossroads of the World site in an attempt to slow down the project.

The AHF is one of the most active opponents to development in L.A. and is especially active in Hollywood, where it’s headquartered. It’s also sued Hudson Pacific Properties and Crescent Heights over projects in the area.

In the case of the Crossroads of the World, located at Sunset Boulevard and Las Palmas, AHF and ally group Livable LA argue the city failed to properly consider environmental impacts of the project. They say the city also erred in approving a version that requires demolishing 82 rent-stabilized units at the site.

The city approved a configuration with 950 residential units, a 308-room hotel, and 190,000 square feet of commercial space. Harridge will set aside 105 units as affordable. The project has nine buildings, including three towers.

It’s at least the second suit against the project. The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles sued to halt the project in 2017 in order to preserve the 1920s-era Hollywood Reporter building. Last year Harridge agreed to incorporate the building into the development. [Curbed]Dennis Lynch 


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