A building moratorium aimed at halting the replacement of existing apartments with large new complexes in north Westwood Village has been extended six months by the City Council.
The extension continues the moratorium until Aug. 19. The city may extend the building ban another six months after that.
The moratorium applies to an area bounded by Veteran and Gayley avenues and Strathmore Drive.
The City Council has also extended a building moratorium covering housing areas east of UCLA.
In a related development, the City Council on Friday exempted two proposed new apartments from the moratoriums.
The projects are a 24-unit building on a vacant piece of property at 952 Hilgard Ave. and the replacement of a six-unit building with 22 units at 445 Landfair Ave. and 442-444 Midvale Ave.