Topanga Canyon homeowners won an eight-year fight against a proposed $100-million mountain resort Thursday as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ordered the project converted instead into a luxury home subdivision.
The supervisors rejected plans for a 150-room hotel, 150 houses, a large museum and a shopping center on a 257-acre parcel near the canyon's northern border with Woodland Hills.
Instead, they gave developer Christopher R. Wojciechowski permission to construct 125 homes, a carefully graded golf course, a small equestrian center and tennis courts where he had envisioned an extensive "Montevideo Country Club."
The board's 3-0 vote followed the 29th public hearing on the project, the longest-running zoning dispute in county history.
Wojciechowski, who told supervisors that he needed to build at least 150 homes and the hotel for the project to be economically viable, refused to comment after the vote.