New Study Delays Office Plan
Santa Monica, in a concession to Los Angeles, has decided to issue a supplemental environmental study for a sprawling office complex at Santa Monica Airport.
The move will delay the $280-million, 1.4-million-square-foot project by two to three months, city officials said.
The first environmental impact report had included the assumption that the city of Los Angeles would widen Centinela Avenue, which would ease traffic out of the project.
But objections from residents on the Los Angeles side of the airport prompted Los Angeles officials to caution that the widening of Centinela should not be counted on and that another environmental report was necessary.