EL SEGUNDO — Continental Development Corp. officials have taken legal action to invalidate a referendum petition designed to halt construction of their 1.1-million square-foot office and retail center at the northwest corner of Rosecrans Avenue and Aviation Boulevard.
A hearing will be held on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles Superior Court to determine if the projects's approval is subject to a referendum.
The Group United for Residential Rights collected 2,208 signatures--more than twice the 10% needed for a referendum. The council has 30 days to decide whether to repeal approval of the Continental complex or let the voters decide the fate of the project.
In the petition, which was filed last week with the city clerk's office, the group claims that the complex will cause traffic problems throughout the city.