Originally Posted by caltrane74
What is with height freaks in LA?
This is a great way to bring lots of people into the core. NIMBY's can sit on it.
Part of it is people stuck in the 1950's, scared of height.
The other aspect is parking. There's a 20 story proposal for the corner of Hollywood and Gower that hasn't been been able to get off the ground because the neighbors have sued over the plans supposedly not including enough parking.
Either way, the neighborhood around Hollywood and Vine is going to develop nicely in the coming years. Lots of quality mixed-use projects in the pipeline, with several 20ish floor residential buildings planned or under construction.