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Santa Monica : Council Seeks Comments on Annexation

September 12, 1985

Citing possible adverse impacts of the proposed Playa Vista development, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the city staff to draft comments on an environmental report that was just completed on the annexation of 803 acres into the City of Los Angeles for the project.

The project, south of Marina del Rey, calls for the construction of 7,611 housing units, 600 hotel rooms, 4.7 million square feet of commercial and office/retail space and the restoration of 175.4 acres of the Ballona Wetlands habitat.

Council members said that the project is likely to increase traffic along Lincoln Boulevard, reduce affordable housing in the area and put additional stress on sewage and treatment facilities, including the Hyperion plant.

Councilman David G. Epstein said that he is concerned about the development in an area where there are "already intermittent spills of sewage into Ballona Creek."

Mayor Christine E. Reed said that she is concerned that the city of Santa Monica not be assessed for the "megavolumes of sewage that this development will require."

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