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Planners to Study New Report on Marina Place

April 24, 1986|JEFF BURBANK | Times Staff Writer

The Culver City Planning Commission will consider a revised environmental impact report for the massive Marina Place office project next week, more than a year after members rejected the first version as incomplete.

The commission spurned the first report in January, 1985, after members said it did not adequately address traffic density, air pollution and other effects of the 1.3-million-square-foot project, planned at the end of a narrow strip of Culver City that reaches into Venice.

The revised report, released for public comment last December, suggests that the developer, Prudential Insurance Co., reduce the height of the project to lessen its impact on the neighborhood.

It also said that Culver City should widen some streets to increase traffic flow in the area and require Prudential to conduct a traffic management program to further reduce congestion and pollution.

The commission will consider the report at a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave.

Prudential wants to build one 12-story and two 17-story and two 15-story office towers, two restaurants and a parking garage on an 18.3-acre site bounded by Washington Boulevard, Zanja Street.

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