The article on preservation vs. development at the Warner Bros. studio (Times, March 7) raises some important issues.
I have total appreciation for efforts to preserve various cultural landmarks, but our oversensitivity to such preservation can turn appreciation into deterioration.
West Hollywood city officials are calling Warner Bros. long-range plan a "wish list." By this statement I am assuming they are planning to mutilate that wish list. Fortunately, the city officials' own "wish list" for an elaborate civic center in West Hollywood Park was mutilated by the voters. I'm confident these officials are broad-minded enough not to take out their loss on a major facility that contributes so much to our city economically, historically and socially.
West Hollywood has only one major studio, the Warner Bros. facility. Although the city should not be asked to give Warner Bros. carte blanche to develop, it should make exceptions and concessions and limit its demands for preservation if Warners' plans are within reason.