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Hollywood : 2nd Hearing on Renewal

December 13, 1990

A second public hearing on two plans dealing with the revitalization of Hollywood Boulevard and Hollywood's chronic traffic problems is scheduled for Dec. 20 before the Community Redevelopment Agency's Board of Commissioners.

During the first hearing Dec. 6, so many people wanted to speak that a second meeting had to be scheduled. Many of those who did speak were critical of some elements of the transportation plan.

Some of the critics said the plan does not go far enough in mitigating the increased traffic that will come with the $922-million redevelopment project, while others were supportive of the overall thrust of the draft documents.

Several merchants criticized plans to convert some streets into one-way streets, saying it will hurt businesses by discouraging motorists from entering the area.

"We got the whole range of comments," said CRA spokesman Marc Littman.

The Dec. 20 public hearing is set for 9 a.m. in the fourth-floor boardroom at CRA headquarters, 354 S. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles.

Once adopted, the proposed Hollywood Boulevard District Urban Design Plan and Hollywood Transportation Plan will become key elements in the redevelopment effort.

After the hearing, the two plans will be forwarded to city officials for further consideration. Following a "thorough" public review and revision process, the plans are expected to be ready for adoption in 1991.

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