By Edwin Folven, 5/03/2012
The West Hollywood City Council is scheduled to examine an appeal to the proposed Walgreen’s project on Santa Monica Boulevard during its meeting on Monday.
The city’s Planning Commission approved the development, known as SMB20, on Jan. 19. It is planned for the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevards, and the decision has been appealed by two neighbors, Rod Wingfield and Dennis Grant, of Havenhurst Drive. John Kehoe, planning manager for current and historic properties for the city of West Hollywood, said the project will move forward after years of planning if the council denies the appeal. Wingfield and Grant claim that the environmental impact report failed to fully evaluate the impacts on air quality, noise, public health, traffic, and other conditions, or adequately require mitigation measures. The project is proposed by developer, Pacific Development Partners LLC. In addition to a Walgreen’s store, it would include a smaller retail space, and 20 units of housing. For information, visit www.weho.org.