Controversial $1-billion Hollywood high-rise project relaunched by developer

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on how building dense housing around public transportation hubs is good city planning.

Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, said that although some Angelenos object to residential skyscrapers that could block their views or add to car traffic, dense housing represents good planning if it is near transit stops such as the Metro rail station at Hollywood & Vine close to Hollywood Center.

“People in L.A. still hate high-rises because they still view the character of L.A. as made up of single-family homes,” Green said. “But it’s pointless to build all this transit unless you also allow density around it. We should be doing this sort of thing.”

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